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anyone updated your login with google account.
Are you one of the following people?
If so, then you've already updated your login to a Google Account.
Return to AdSense and use your Google Account to sign in.
Well, duh. That's my login I'm trying to use.
So I press the Continue button and eventually get to this:
I have an email address and password (Google Account) I already use with Google services like Gmail, Orkut, or the personalized home page.
I'd like to use my existing Google account for AdSense.
Then I get this:
The email address you've selected is associated with another existing AdSense account.
As a result, we're unable to update your AdSense login to this email address. However, you're welcome to choose a different email for your login.
Of course it's associated with an existing AS account. Now why can't I freaking use it? This is why I call it a nightmare. It's perhaps the worst user experience ever associated with Google that I can recall. The implementation of this account consolidation sucks, it was badly designed and confusing.
1. Go for the "No, or I'm not sure - I might manage this Adsense account with others"
2. Click on Continue and Continue on the next screen as well
3. You get a question asking which best describes you. Go for option 3: "I do not use these other services. I would like to create a new Google account". I know, I know, sometimes you have to lie.
4. Once you choose that radio box you'll get options to enter an email address, password and anti-bot challenge. You can enter a non-google email address here.
5.Click "Update my Login" on the next screen
6. Google will send you a verification email. Verify by clicking the link in that email.
Voila! You are back to where you began some months ago before Google had this fantastic idea that you needed to have a Google Account! :)
Provide a non-gmail address at stage 4 and you won't get logged out of gmail when you log into Adsense.
Step #4 - "enter an email address, password"
You say "an". Do you mean "new"? What about the "currently in use" problem?
Can we enter our current and historical email address and password, or are we forced to put in something new?
I ALREADY HAVE a "Google account" for "Webmaster Tools", which uses the SAME email address as above, but with a different password, which Google forced me to do when I signed up for it! This is a confused, convoluted nightmare, for which a flow chart cannot be created, IMHO.
Google needs to SHOW us the flow chart, before we get TOO FAR down the wrong path, and experience further frustration. EVERY situation needs to be explained, so that we may easily comply.
"It's perhaps the worst user experience ever associated with Google that I can recall. The implementation of this account consolidation sucks, it was badly designed and confusing." Ditto.
[edited by: Sally_Stitts at 5:48 pm (utc) on Aug. 17, 2008]
I utterly fail to see the point, the need, nor do I want to have any other goog login to be associated with my adsense account.
Why is it that hard to get them to see the light ?
I am wondering what combination of circumstances causes this
All I can give is my experience!
1. From my office I do not have any problems whatsoever.
2. From my home laptop I have been getting the same messages as shown by MB for a week or so and cannot login that way, therefore I login to my gmail address with no problem, logout and then login to my AdSense account without a problem!?!?!?
How would one describe slightly FUBAR? FUAL (A Little)?
I'll try this later to see if it works.
I ran into a related account issue that seemed to occur after I updated my Adsense login to a new account. When I went to Analytics, it remembered me as the new account. So, I logged out. Then, I logged in as the "old" account, and it acted as if I was a new user, i.e., it didn't show the domains associated with that account and prompted me to set up Analytics. I logged in and out a few times, all with the same frustrating result. Then, for some reason, I opened a new browser window and went to Analytics... bingo, I was already logged in and my domains were listed.
This account system has issues, and is a bigger pain if you need to use multiple accounts for, say, different business activities.
It may have something to do with their accounting processes. Keeping accounts payable (Adsense) and accounts receivable (Adwords) separate makes accounting less confusing and not subject to errors.
I have to use my Google Account login (same as AdSense) to log into Google Accounts then if I click on AdSense under products it asks me to sign up!
If I then try to return to the AdSense login page I get the same please migrate message etc.
Only then when I click on Are youX then click here to log on am I able to get into the AS stats (without logging back in).
The first time I did the above in AS it told me my last login was in June which is not true as I have been using the same email and password to sign in since AS started.
All very strange and immensely annoying.
I do wish G would address this issue.
[edited by: Visit_Thailand at 11:38 pm (utc) on Aug. 27, 2008]
This just started and MAN is it annoying!