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8:29 am on Jun 6, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Hi guys,

Great forum: already glad I found it!

Could you please explain how I can best transfer AdSense 'ownership' for a website from one specific person to another?

So current situation is:
Person A manages AdSense and the revenues for website A. Person B doesn't have any accounts/permissions yet.

New situation should be:
Person B manages AdSense and the revenues for website A. Person A should no longer be able to see/control anything related to the AdSense revenue for website A.

Would be great if someone can help me out!
8:36 am on June 6, 2019 (gmt 0)

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I don't think you can transfer the "ownership" of an Adsense account, there are controls to "manage" an account. But the beneficiary of the revenues can't be change, if I don't make mistake. Just check the profile page, and see if you can change the name, address, bank account. (In all events, I think you can't change the "country", even if the owner remains the same person/company).
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Hi Dimitri!

Thanks for the quick reply! Unfortunately, I can't log in and Ad Sense because I don't got that yet. I'm actually looking for the best question to ask to person A so person B can begin.
10:53 am on June 6, 2019 (gmt 0)

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If Person A wants to retain the Adsense account because they own other sites, then Person B needs an Adsense account of their own.

If not, Person A can transfer the Adsense account by changing all the details (i.e. name, email address, password, banking) to Person B.

I think that's what you're asking.
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Tank you Trebuchet!

Neither Person A or B ownes the website. That's actually person C.

But person C doesn't want to deal with AdSense so he let person A do it first. Person A would get the revenue and give an agreed percentage to person C, the website owner.

So I think your suggested second option would work indeed. Would there be any other way tough?

I guess another option would be that person B makes a new AdSense account and then adds all his personal tags to the CMS and deletes the other one? Yet, with + 3.000 articles I think that will be way more time consuming?
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There are different ways of facilitating that kind of transfer. If keeping ad placements as they are, you just need to change the publisher ID and ad unit numbers. There are search-and-replace plugins/tools for Wordpress and phpmyadmin that make that a fairly easy process.
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Hopefully Person D will be able to help ...
6:58 am on June 7, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Whahaha, yeah sounds like we gonna need person D :)

Regarding the two steps for our new person D:

1) Change publisher ID
Is that the code you see right after creating an account? And which needs to be pasted into the HTML between the <head> and </head> tags?

2) Change ad unit number
I'm sorry, just really still a bit of a rooky here. It just sounds a bit counter-intuitive that ad unit numbers need to be changed when the person who manages them changes? Could you perhaps elaborate a bit on why that's necessary? Would feel a bit better to ask for that change if .I completely understand why it's done.
Thanks for the advice to the search-and-replace plugins/tools as soon as we want to do this? Probably gonna save us a lot of time :)

Thanks all for your help: much appreciated!
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AdSense code for each ad unit consist of several parts, the HTML, the call the JS scripts, the CSS or styling, and some additional attributes such as pub-id number and the ad-unit number. The CSS and styling are usually customized for the page, the HTML and script calls are boiler plate so do not change.

When you create a new account, you will need to create an new ad-unit in the account for each ad-unit that exists in the old account. But you do not need to find and replace the whole block of code, all you need to do is change the pub-id and ad-unit numbers, as everything else remains the same. There is only one pub-id, the new one will replace the old one in every ad-unit. There is one ad-unit id for each ad-unit used (many instance of an ad-unit can be used, and there can be several different ad-units used throughout the site). You need to match each instance of the old ad-unit number and replace it with corresponding new ad-unit number.
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Short answer: ad unit numbers are unique to every publisher. If you change the Adsense account then you will need to create similar ad units and insert their numbers, as well as the new publisher ID.
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This all sounds pretty sketchy to me. Just sayin.
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Nothing sketchy about selling an Adsense site and updating or replacing the code.

Not sure about the menage a trois between Persons A, B and C though.