AdWords Email Switch Over Guide

By October 16, 2013AdWords Guides, Blog
adwords email switch over

AdWords Email Switch Over Guide

Before the everyone is treated to the new interface (which is a lot better) – this page will show you how to switch your email (especially when you need to create an MCC) on the soon to be old AdWords Interface:

The Problem

2 problem“this login is already an adwords account”

The Process

  • Need 2 browser windows open. On Chrome press CTRL+Shift+N or on Firefox press CTRL+Shift+P to double up on windows
  • On normal browser window, log out of all active sites and then clean cache before you start
  • Invite a unique email (never used on adwords) to adwords account then terminate access to usual email
  • Create MCC with usual email and link to AdWords Account


  • CID = Customer Identification Number
  • MCC = My Client Center
  • Usual Email – The email you use to log in
  • New Email – The email used to ‘free’ current log in
  • Browser – The window used to access internet


  • If an email is associated with a previous CID it can not be linked to a new adwords or MCC account
  • This process works on both MCC and usual adwords account
  • Never go to adwords page and sign up as new user with new email address
  • Don’t use Internet Explorer. Either double up on single browser or use two others

 Open Two Browsers Side By Side

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Browser Set-up

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  • Using browser on the right go to or click gmail in the top black navigation bar
  • Alternatively navigate to the inbox for your unique email address /or open email programme on PC and log in
  • When on Gmail click ‘create an account’ on top right and create new email address

 Browser Set-up Cont…

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  • Go to using browser on the left
  • Log in to usual adwords account

 Logged Into AdWords

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  • Click on My Account in top green navigation bar
  • Select Account Access
  • Click Invite Other Users on Account Access page
  • Enter new unique email address and send invitation at admin level

 Accept Invitation

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  • If using Gmail as per example simply click on link
  • If using an alternative site to access email click on the link
  • If using Outlook type software copy and paste the link into the right hand browser window

 Accept On Gmail Or Any Invited Mail

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  • I have an email address and password I already use with Google services like AdSense, Gmail, Orkut, or iGoogle
  • I’d like to use my existing Google account to log into AdWords
  • Enter password
  • Screen for Google Accounts is optional – you can click save and continue to skip
  • When prompted on the last screen – click done and invitation is accepted

 Grant Access To New Email

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  • Using browser on the left (where invitation was sent from) click Grant Access
  • Both email addresses can now log into the same account/CID

Terminate Access

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  • On the right hand side of used email address click on Actions button
  • Select Terminate Access
  • You will see notification pop up to let you know the used email no longer has access to adwords account – user access terminated

 MCC Sign Up

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  • Close and re-open browser on the –  left go to Google and search adwords mcc
  • Find Google AdWords – My Client Center
  • Click and sign up using blue button on MCC website

 Problem Solved!!

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  • Now that your used email has no associated CID you can sign up for the MCC or any new AdWords account with ease
  • Once process is completed you will be prompted to click go to MCC account

 How To Link The Existing CID Back In To MCC

– Click Link Existing Account (next to solid green Create Account button)

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Enter Customer ID from existing account

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Give the existing account a name and request approval

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Refresh the browser for existing account and accept request


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20 switch over complete