Digital Marketing

Manage Account Access Google Ads

Christian Thomson
March 7, 2013  •   2 min read

Updated July 30, 2020, 12:12 pm

Google Ads Account Access

In this online marketing blog post we take a quick look at how to easily share and link your Google Ads account. If you’re a small business using Google Ads (Formerly known as Google AdWords), you might have struggled with some of the following issues:

  • How to grant access to your Google Ads account to other users
  • Understanding which users currently have access to your account
  • Revoking AdWords account access to previous users
  • Granting access to an agency or a third-party PPC software product

Let me walk through how to deal with each of the above scenarios.

Managing Google Ads Account Access

Log into your Google Ads account. By navigating to the “Account access” option in the “My account” tab, you can quickly get a view of:

  • Pending Invitations – See a list of the the invitations you’ve sent to third-party users and the status of the invitations.
  • Users with Account Access – Here you can see which users, outside of the person who created the account, currently have access. If you’re new to a company, you might not know who all has access, and over time many advertisers grant access and forget to go back and clean up who does and doesn’t have the ability to get into the account, so this screen can be a helpful reminder.
  • Client Managers – If you’re not sure if your company has granted access to a client manager you can see whether one has been granted access here. Until recently you could only link two MCC accounts to your Google Ads account: one UI & API (typically an agency) and one API-only (typically used for software), but now you can link up to five MCC accounts, so removing client managers is less frequently an issue. From this area in the account you can start to perform specific tasks around account access and management.

Google Adwords




Inviting Other Users to Access Your Google Ads Account

To invite other users, you simply click the “Invite other users” button at the top of the My Account > Account Access screen and fill in a few fields of information:

Invite others to my Google Adwords account


Christian Thomson

Christian is one of Canada’s most sought-after digital marketing experts. He has taken Marwick from start-up to 18th Fastest Growing Company in B.C. (Source: Business In Vancouver Magazine). Well known for helping business owners navigate and dominate the digital landscape. Over the last 19 years, Christian has helped companies attract great customers using the latest in digital marketing. Christian was also the co-founder of CIMC, Canada’s largest digital marketing conference. Christian is also a professional surfer, representing Canada at the ISA World Games in France. When Christian isn’t growing Marwick, and Marwick’s clients he can be found traveling with his family.