How to Link Your Existing AdWords Account To My Client Center (MCC)

Are you looking for a way to link your current AdWords account to a My Client Center (MCC)? Well then you are in the right place! Being managers of AdWords account, we usually have to access a number of client accounts on a daily basis. It is not just feasible to open a new and separate Google account for each of the account we deal with. So most experienced and even newbie AdWords account managers tend to utilize My Client Center to access all the clients accounts from a single Google account. Here, I am going to talk about how you can easily link any current AdWords account to an MCC.
To help you out, here I am going to talk about how you can easily link any current AdWords account to your My Client Center.
However, you will not be able to use this service unless you are an AdWords account manager, as this option is not available for individuals. Before you even get started with MCC, you must create a My Client Center account to add customers. You can create your own MCC account from My Client Center Signup Page.

Offer Your AdWords Account Number To the Account Manager

The first step to link your existing account with MCC is to provide the 10-digit AdWords account number(Customer ID) to your account manager. But you should make sure that you do not give your AdWords account number to anyone else, at least not immediately. Before even considering to offer the account number to a potential account manager or agency, you need to make sure that you had some meaningful conversations with them.
You should never ever give the details to anyone through an online forum. You must know that Google never asks for any account number, even if what you are working with looks like the official Gmail. In case they want you to provide the account number, then you can be sure that it’s not the real Google.
However, you can find the 10 digit AdWords account number at the top-right corner of your AdWords account.
link AdWords Account with My Client Center - Adwords Cutomer ID

Getting Invitation From AdWords Account Manager

Once you have provided the account number to the right person, your account manager will send you an invitation to become a part of their MCC. After he/she decides that to whom they should invite to join the MCC, he/she can simply complete the invitation process by clicking few options. Then you will receive the invitation directly into your AdWords account from Google.
add customer's Adwords account to My Client Center

Accepting the Invitation

You need to start by locating the option that looks like a tiny gear in the top-right corner of the page in order to see the invitation. Clicking the gear icon will be provide a drop-down menu containing different options. Just click on the Account settings.
link Adwords Account to MCC Account Settings
Now, select the “Account access” option located on the top-left corner of your screen. This will lead you to a page that looks like this.
Adwords client manager link Adwords to My Client Center
Here in the “Client managers” option, the marked box on the bottom right corner of the image above will show “Accept invitation”. Just click on it to provide access of the AdWords account to your AdWords account manager. I can understand that it may seem complicated, but trust me it is actually rather easy.

Why Should You Use MCC?

The answer is simply the control. When an account administrator offers access to a manager through the My Client Center, he/she will get complete control over your account. For instance, we might not get access to view any billing details of any third-party AdWords account. But by this a single person can do it easily without getting into your main account. However, you can simply return to the account access option and easily get rid of the manager by halting his/her access any time you want.

Will It Have Any Negative Effect?

Not at all! In fact, the owners of the MCC need to be cautious about whom to invite. As Google supervises all activities and audits AdWords account managers, you can be rest assured that working with a certified partner will help you achieve your goals in the right way.


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