Google Ads Manager Accounts-How to add Google ads account to a manager account?
what’s up everyone welcome to the surfside ppc youtube channel today i’m gonna be going over google ads manager accounts so if you’re trying to start a ppc agency or you want to run ads for clients the way to do that with google ads is creating a manager account it used to be known as my client center mcc because it was a place to manage your clients accounts now it’s just called a manager account you can see here can help you manage multiple accounts with a single login and dashboard so you don’t need to log in separately to every single account that you’re managing you have it all in one place now in order to get started what you want to do first is create a google account that you’re going to use as your manager account so for this example what i’m going to do is since i already have a manager account through surfside ppc i’m going to actually just create a new manager account using my beachfront decor google ads account i don’t really run google ads for beachfrontdecor.com so what i’m going to do is create one using this account and then.
i’m going to add my farmhouse goals google ads account into this manager account so i’m going to show you how to do that today so what you want to do is you want to start at this url right here and i’ll put this url in the video description so you can easily find it you could also just do a quick google search for google ads manager accounts and it’s going to be the first link that pops up now what you want to do is after you create your google account if you don’t have one already you want to click on create a manager account so what it’s going to say is confirm your business information you want to start with an account display name then it’s going to say primary use of the account manage other people’s accounts or manage my accounts so this can also be useful if you have multiple accounts for your business so for example with server side ppc if i’m running ads for beachfront decor for surfside ppc for farmhouse goals i can manage all that in one place so there’s different reasons you might want to create a manager account but what i’m gonna do here is just do okay.
so i have beachfront decor manager account i’m just gonna do manage other people’s accounts building country united states time zone new york time and currency us dollar and we’re going to click on submit and that’s pretty much it now it’s saying congrats you’re all done we’re going to click on explore your account so what you’re going to see that’s a little bit different is you can see google ads beachfront to core manager account so from here we have overview and you’re also going to see accounts here so any of the accounts that i’m managing are going to show up here in account so if i click on performance you’re going to see here it’s going to show level directly linked and saying nothing matches your filters try changing level filter from directly linked to all so i haven’t actually linked any accounts to my manager account so if we click on all here you can see nothing matches my filters so i have no accounts in here so what i want to do first is add my own accounts my manager account so you can see here here’s my beachfront decor google ads account and if we come over here and we click on the plus sign.
so we’re in accounts we clicked on performance there’s nothing showing up here because we have no accounts here yet we want to click on the plus sign you can create a new account here or link an existing account so this is usually what you’re going to do especially if you’re taking over a client that already had campaigns running you want to click on link existing account and what it’s going to say is link existing accounts enter the customer ids you want to link to your manager account so what i need to do is come back over here and take my id that’s right at the top here so again it’s gonna look like a phone number it’s five five zero nine seven zero nine six eight five so we’re gonna copy that i’m gonna have to delete the email when i click on paste so we’ll get rid of the email here so all we have to do is send enter this customer id for our existing account and we can click on send request now you can see here pending link request customer id 550-970-9685 the expiration date is one month from today okay so in order to add an account into my manager account it’s going to send an email to the email for my existing account here so this is my Google ads account for beachfront decor now over here is my beachfront decor manager account .
so what i want to do is add this account into my manager account so what’s going to happen is it’s going to send an email to mybeachfrontacoregmail.com email and it’s saying you have an account access request saying beachfrontcourt gmail.com wants to link your google ads account to their manager account beachfront to core manager account if you accept the users of the manager account can view edit and manage your account and its campaigns to grant access accept the request so when you’re sending this to a client they’re going to have to go in their email and accept this request so you’re going to have to communicate that with your client in order to get access to manage their account so i’m going to click on accept request here and what you’re going to see is it’s going to bring me to this access and security page so in access and security you can see users manager security so it’s saying link requests from the manager account so again your client’s gonna have to come in here and accept this grant access okay so now it’s link request is accepted so now if i come back over to my manager account and i refresh this page you can see now that i’m in accounts and performance it’s showing my actual account here so if i click on this it’s going to open up this google ads account and you can see here now through my manager account i have access to my google ads account for beachfront decor when you click on the drop down you’re going to see something that looks like this all beachfront to core manager account accounts so right here you can see if i click on this id it’s going to open up beachfront to core now the other thing that you can tell a client is if they don’t want to go into their email or something like that if they go to tools and settings and then under setup you’re going to see access and security so if they go to their google ads account and click on access and security.
you can see the users for an account you can see the managers for an account so right here the beachfront decor manager account in order to remove access all you need to do is click remove access and that link that we just created is going to be gone so coming back over here and we’re back into our manager account i can manage all these any way i want to so i can create a brand new campaign i can edit existing campaigns now let’s say i want to add my farmhouse goals account into my beachfront to core manager account what what i would do is come back over here and we’re gonna have to go back to our beachfront to core manager account come back to the account level so what we’re gonna do is click on the plus sign again again we can create a new account or link an existing account so you’re going to have to have your client send you the customer id like we went over before but if i open up my farmhouse goals account what i can do is again take this my account id here we’re going to copy it we’ll come back over to our manager account and we’re going to enter the customer id here again and click on send request so that’ll send that request you can see we have a pending link request here so now what i need to do is come back over to my google ads account tools and settings go to setup access and security and what we’re going to do is click on this managers tab here and you’re going to see we have a pending link request here from the beachfront to core manager account so what i can do is click on accept grant beachfront to core manager account access yes we’re going to grant access and now you can see here i’m gonna have access to both of these accounts now within my manager account for beachfront to core.
so again we’ll come back over here again and what we need to do is we’re just gonna come to accounts and performance and you’re gonna see we have the farmhouse goals account in here as well so it makes it much easier to manage everything when you’re doing it that way and you can see the overview of performance for all of your accounts very easily so you can see right here i’m looking at all time data i can see how everything’s performing and then once i click into an account it’s like managing any other google ads account you’re not even going to realize that you’re in a manager account but the major benefit is you can easily just switch between all the accounts that you have access to so again if i come out over here to accounts and performance i can click on my beachfront to core account here as well so we’re going to click on back we’re going to come back to where we were okay so coming back over here i just want to go through a few quick things and i’m going to stay right within my beachfront decor manager account.
i’m not going to go outside this account any longer so what we can do is if you go to the drop down you can always click on any individual account to manage them very easily you can see this is farmhouse goals and this is beachfront decor so what we can do also is if you click on recommendations it’s going to show recommendations for all the different accounts so this is just showing recommendations right now for my farmhouse goals account because it’s the only one with an active campaign but you can see they have create a smart display campaign we have add responsive search ads add assets to your responsive search ads so it’s giving me some different recommendations for my account you can also come in here to campaigns and it’s going to show you campaigns for all the accounts that you’re managing so you can see right here this is a beachfront decor campaign these are my farmhouse goals campaigns so what i could do is just come in here and look up all all enabled all but removed i can come here and i can make bulk changes i can go to edit and pause every single campaign that’s actively running within my manager accounts now you’re not really going to do that too often you can change budgets you can change bid strategies so there’s different ways to kind of manage your accounts and your campaigns personally what i do is i’ll just go into individual account.
i don’t really make bulk changes that often it really makes more sense for somebody for example if for surfside ppc i’m running ads for all my different brands what i can do is pause all my campaigns at once or enable all my campaigns at once if i created some ahead of time maybe for a holiday or if something changes to where i don’t want to be spending in google ads for the time being now when you’re at the level of your manager account so you’re not within any account yet if you go to tools and settings and you’re looking at measurement and conversions for example it’s not going to show you any conversion actions so what you’re going to do is make sure you go into one of your accounts so if i click on farmhouse goals it’ll show me my conversions for farmhouse goals and i can create new conversion actions here okay so we’re going to come back over here right to the overview screen so if you have any questions about manager accounts you can leave them in the comments section this is really just a basic overview about setting up your manager account which is completely free to do all you need is a google account and you want to create a google ads account and then just go to that page that i showed you i’ll put that the link in the video description.
you’ll be able to easily find it and then you just click on create manager account click on a few of your settings name your account and then you’re just going to make sure you add accounts in by using this account id for any of the accounts you want to add so you’re just going to have to have a client send you that account id and then you can request access to their account they can grant you access through tools and settings setup access and security and then once you have access you’re able to do pretty much everything you need to to manage their accounts and the best part is nothing changes on your client side so they’re still able to see everything that’s happening and they can actually get notifications for any changes you’re making you can create reports that sends them automated reports every so often whether it’s weekly or monthly if you’re looking for a little bit more information i would highly recommend checking out this page here about google ads manager accounts i’ll put this in the video description as well but it’s going to show you some different things you can do with a manager account so here you can use monthly invoicing to pay for your all of your ads accounts easily compare performance you can use alerts to efficiently monitor all of your linked accounts but really the easy part is that you don’t have to constantly log out and log back in all you really need to do is just go to your overview screen you can click on the drop down right here and just click on any account that you want to manage makes it much easier especially.