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Cannot log into Adwords due to setup

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I am trying to log into AdWords as I am going to start working on SEO for the company I work at. I am unable to get into adwords and access the company account as AdWords is forcing me to create an Ad and Insert a Credit Card. How can I skip this step and go right to Adwords? The Admin has already given me access, I just cannot get to that dashboard of AdWords.

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Thanks a bunch. That did not work, but it gave me an another idea and it worked. Changing the URL can get me to the first step with the skip link.

Typing #AB at the end, instead of #bl or #cp, took me to the first tab with the link to skip. Skipping then worked fine.

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This was recently discussed in another thread, and it caused me to test the sign up process for a new user. On step one you should see a link stating something to the effect of click here if you're an experienced Adwords user. This took me to the dashboard without entering a credit card.

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Thank you David. I am aware of this and have instructed my other coworkers to do so. I however, have no means of going back to that page. Is there any way to get back to that page so I can select that option?

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I see. You might try editing the URL manually to see if you can get in that way.

The campaign level dashboard URL looks like this:
https://adwords.google.com/cm/CampaignMgmt?authuser=0&__u=xxxxxxxx&__c=xxxxxxx#r.ONLINE.cm&app=cm

The page you are stuck on should look something like this:
https://adwords.google.com/um/GetStarted/Home?_u=xxxxxxxx5&__c=xxxxxxxxx&authuser=0#cp

I would try pasting the the first url I gave, and replacing the x's in the c and u with the ones you see in your URL. Not sure it will work, but should be easy for you test out.
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Thanks a bunch. That did not work, but it gave me an another idea and it worked. Changing the URL can get me to the first step with the skip link.

Typing #AB at the end, instead of #bl or #cp, took me to the first tab with the link to skip. Skipping then worked fine.