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Updating Adsense Account to Google Account Now Required

     
3:13 am on Jun 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Just got an email from Goog stating that it is now going to be a requirement :

"In the coming weeks, we'll be requiring all publishers to update their AdSense accounts to Google Accounts."

I have not done it. Heard some negative feedback in other boards about doing this. However, I do have different logins for many other Google services. Anyone else who has not updated? Care to share why?

My reason for not updating - if it ain't broke, don't fix (upgrade) it.

5:15 am on June 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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My reason for not updating - if it ain't broke, don't fix (upgrade) it.

Agreed, that and making a mess of logins for all your other Google accounts.

5:38 am on June 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I opened up a Google account using one of my ISP email addresses and don't use that login for any of the Google services/features other than Adsense. That Google account is exclusively for Adsense, and is used to sign in only for Adsense, without exception. For anything else a Google account using a gmail address is used.
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I already signed up using my google account, so when I tried updating, I ended up with 2 accounts. I managed to get Google to delete the new one. Why do I need to upgrade to my google account if I already signed up using my google account? I don't get it.
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I really appreciated being given the option to have AdSense on a separate Google account. Just did that and now I don't have that annoying message every time I try to get into my control panel.
8:06 am on June 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I'm getting those "update to google account" emails - again - and I did that moooooooooooonths ago.

It's second time they're sending urging doing that... and I'm also not seeing any way of doing that :-D

Anyone else?

12:33 pm on June 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I understand that you may be reluctant to update your login. Please note that if you do not do so by the time this becomes a requirement, then you will no longer be able to log in to your account. (I do not yet have a final date for this change, but will let you know asap)

If you signed up for AdSense using a Google account, then you will not need to update your login. However, if you signed up for AdSense using a Gmail login that was not yet associated with a Google account, you will need to migrate your login.

If you do not see the migration wizard when you login in to your account, then you signed up for AdSense with a Google account or have already migrated your login.

You may find the latest blogpost [adsense.blogspot.com] on this topic useful.

12:57 pm on June 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I do not have a gmail account.

I only have an AdSense account and an AdWords account.

Both use exactly the same login and password.

When I log into AdSense I get the wizard. At the top it says if you are thisemail@thisdomain.com then click here or something to that effect.

As that is me, I click on it for it to take me back to log in, which I duly do with my login details I had used before, only to get the same wizard.

If I then try to use the wizard, even though it is me as mentioned above, I follow it to the end only for it to say that a Google account already exists for this user (showing the email again).

I know this because it is me. That email is my account, the only one I have. The email I use is mydirectandprivateemail@mydomain.com it is the same one I used to sign up for AdSense and AdWords many years ago.

This has been brought up in other threads before but no comment has been forthcoming from you or Google in general.

Please do advise as this is very worrying.

[edited by: Visit_Thailand at 1:05 pm (utc) on June 20, 2008]

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If you do not see the migration wizard when you login in to your account, then you signed up for AdSense with a Google account or have already migrated your login.

I have a Google account and when I log into AdSense with it, it says,


Are you one of the following people?

* #*$!xx@mydomain.com

If so, then you've already updated your login to a Google Account.

Return to AdSense and use your Google Account to sign in.

If I click the link and return to AdSense and log in again, I come back to the exact same page. It sounds like I don't need to do anything, but getting this wizard page every time is incredibly annoying, and a bit worrisome that while Google knows I have a Google account, the day will come when I can't login anymore.

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To Adsense Advisor:

I have migrated my account months ago. And I'm still getting emails telling me to migrate. And I do not get any links to do migrate.

So: If I don't need to migrate several hundred times - please Google stop sending me emails telling me to migrate and theatening to throw me out of adsense.

Or please fix the bugs are sending these emails to people who have already migrated.

2:00 am on June 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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alephh, yes that is exactly what is happening to me and quite a few other members according to other threads on this board.

It really would be nice to get some office word or at least acknowledgement from Google on this, especially if the change means we won't be able to log into our accounts when they make the switch.

2:18 am on June 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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This is something that I don't understand?

If we already did this the first time does that mean that we have to do it again?

I was able to log into my account today with no problems - so does that mean that I am off the hook for having to have to do it again?

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I understand that some publishers have migrated their account and are concerned that they are still receiving the message wrgvt describes. Please be assured that, if you have migrated your account, you will have no problem logging in to your account using your Google account login once a Google account login becomes a requirement. You are most likely seeing this message because you are logging in with your previous login and password.

We are aware that some publishers who have already migrated have received emails prompting them to migrate. We apologize for any inconvenience these emails have caused you. If you have already migrated, you will not be required to do so again.

Finally, please note that a Google account does not need to be associated to a Gmail account.

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Finally, please note that a Google account does not need to be associated to a Gmail account.

I was going to post that my adwords account (Google account) uses my own domain email, but ASA beat me to it.

8:39 am on June 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You are most likely seeing this message because you are logging in with your previous login and password.

My login and password has always been the same, for both AdWords and AdSense, so that is not the issue.

I am still getting the wizard and problems previously described.

My question now is what do we do if we can't log in after G makes the change? and why can't G let us know if our account logins are ok before they make the switch?

7:10 pm on June 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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What if you have separate AdSense and AdWords accounts? Will you need to sign up for two separate Google accounts?

I think I had an AdWords account first, then I tried to sign up with AdSense, but couldn't have AdSense together with AdWords. So, I had to set up a separate account for AdSense, which is what Google told me to do.