About account settings

This article applies to the previous AdWords experience. Determine which AdWords experience you’re using.

If you’re using the new AdWords experience, read Navigate the new AdWords experience.

The Account settings option, found in the gear menu, links to five pages where you can control who can access your account, analyze site-level user data, change your alerts and notifications, change your AdWords account preferences, and view changes made in the account.

Pages linked from the Account settings menu

There are five tabs linked from the Account settings navigation menu:

  • Account access
    View and control who has access to your account as well as what level of access each person has.
  • Linked accounts
    Import site engagement metrics by selecting Google Analytics and entering your Google Analytics account information. Or see how your ads and organic search listings perform by importing organic search results from Webmaster Tools.
  • Notification settings
    View and change the email address you use for notifications, and the types of notifications and alerts you receive.
  • Preferences
    View and change your display language, your number format, and whether you've enabled auto-tagging. In addition, you can view the email address for your account, your account time zone, and the Google Advertising Program Terms.
  • Change history
    View changes you've made to your account over the past two years. See details about changes like when you paused your campaign, who added a keyword, and the amounts of your previous budgets.
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