How do I link or unlink an MCC account?

Your My Client Center (MCC) provides functionality so you can easily link and unlink an existing or new AdWords account to your MCC. Below are instructions for linking and unlinking accounts to your MCC.

Linking an existing AdWords account

To link an existing AdWords account to your MCC:

  1. Retrieve your client's AdWords Customer ID number (which appears in the top corner of AdWords account pages).
  2. Sign in to your MCC at https://adwords.google.com.
  3. Click Link existing accounts, which appears above your managed accounts table.
  4. Enter your new client's Customer ID number in the appropriate field.
  5. Click Continue, then Submit.
  6. When you click Submit, the client will receive an account notification that invites him to link to your account. If he's an administrator on the account, he can accept your invitation by visiting "My account" > "Account access" in his account and clicking "Accept invitation."

During this process, you'll see a pending notification for the (soon-to-be) managed account in your MCC. Upon the client's acceptance, you'll receive a confirmation notification and the account will be automatically linked to your MCC.

Linking a new AdWords account

To create an AdWords account and link it to your MCC:

  1. Sign in to your MCC at https://adwords.google.com.
  2. Click the Create account link above your managed accounts table.
  3. Complete the form, and click Create account.
  4. Click Create a campaign to create your client's campaign in the AdWords sign-up wizard. Then, return to your MCC to enter your client's billing information. You'll need to enter this information to activate your new managed account. You can also return to this step later by clicking the managed account in your main MCC view.

Unlinking an account

Important: If you unlink an account that was on Manager Defined Spend (MDS), all active and pending budgets will be disabled and the account's ads will stop serving within 30 minutes. You will not be invoiced for account activity that occurs after this point. However, you will be invoiced for any unpaid costs that were accrued before the account is unlinked. The account will resume ad delivery once it's linked to a new MCC and assigned a budget.

To unlink an account from your MCC:

  1. Sign in to your MCC at https://adwords.google.com.
  2. Select the managed account you'd like to unlink.
  3. Click "Arrange accounts."
  4. Click "Unlink account(s)."