How to Add an Account to MCC in Google AdWords

Add Account to MCC in AdWords

Google AdWord’s My Client Center, also know as MCC, is a powerful tool for large advertisers and third parties, that allows you to manage multiple AdWords accounts quickly and easily from a single location. I can’t even tell you how many times I bounce between my accounts and my client’s accounts during the day and so this saves me a ton of time.

Follow the steps below on how to add additional AdWords accounts to MCC.

Step 1

First you will need to find out the Customer ID # of your client, or if you have access to their AdWords account go and retrieve it. To find the Customer ID simply login to their AdWords account and it appears in the top right hand corner. Jot this down as you will need it for the next step.

google adwords customer id

Step 2

Now login to Google’s My Client Center or MCC here: https://adwords.google.com/select/Login And on the dashboard click on “Link existing accounts.”

mmc link existing accounts

Step 3

Then enter in your client’s Customer ID and click on “Continue.”

MCC enter customer id

Step 4

Then enter the name of your client as you want it to appear in MCC.

client name

Step 5

Now log back into the client’s AdWords account and on the top right hand side click on the gear and into “Account settings”. If you don’t have access to their AdWords account you can simply instruct them on how to do the rest of the steps for you.

adwords account settings

Step 6

On the left hand side click into “Account access.”

adwords account access

Step 7

Under the Client Managers section you should see a request awaiting approval. Click on “Accept request.”

client managers accept request

You will have a TOS warning you have to click OK on and then you will that your updates have been saved.

updates saved

Step 8

Now back in your MCC account you will need to refresh the page for the new account to show up.

mcc accounts

And that’s it! You have now added an AdWords account to MCC. As always feel free to leave your comments below.

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3 thoughts on “How to Add an Account to MCC in Google AdWords”

  1. Pingback: Adding an additional AdWords account into your MCC: what to remember
  2. Hey Brian, thanks for this tutorial!

    Do you know how to connect two Adwords MCC account?
    I would like to link the MCC account of a client to the MCC account of our web agency. Is that possible?

    I’ve made a few research but didn’t find any ressources to help me out with this topic…

    I tried to follow your instructions to connect two MCCs but it didn’t work. Adwords recognize my Client MCC’s ID but then when I enter the email address of our MCC account, Adwords shows me this error message: “This Google Account is already associated with the maximum number of AdWords accounts. To proceed, please enter a different email address.”

    Do you have any thoughts on how to fix this issue?

    Thank you in advance for your help!
    Cheers,
    Edgar

    • Hi Brian,

      I figured it out, finally.

      The message displayed by Adwords means that we already have access to an account that is part of the MCC account we are trying to connect to our own MCC account. Adwords prevents us from creating a duplication (would be good if Adwords could manage it though!).

      We can solve this issue by unlinking this account from our MCC account and then follow back your instructions to link our client MCC account.

      Cheers,
      Edgar

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