July's Discussion Forum Hot Topic

Thursday, July 29, 2010 | 11:17 AM


In the discussion forum this month, a few newly accepted Grantees were curious on how to proceed with the AdWords Account Creation process if they already had a paid AdWords account.

Unfortunately, it's not possible to merge a Google Grants account with a paid AdWords account, nor is it possible to convert your paying account into a Google Grants account. Google Grants recipients must create a new AdWords account once accepted into the program.

If you had an AdWords account prior to obtaining a Google Grants account, here are some tips to keep in mind when creating your new account:

  • Choose a different login email: Use a different email address to create the new account. If you'd like to use the same email address, you'll need to change it in your existing AdWords account before closing it out.
  • Use AdWords Editor: You can use AdWords Editor to transfer all your campaigns from your old account to your new account. (You'll need to create your new account and at least one campaign first.) AdWords Editor is a free, downloadable application for managing your account. AdWords Editor enables you to copy or move items between campaigns, ad groups, and accounts.
To all those new Grantees, we hope you find value and success from your efforts and experience with the Google Grants program!