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Google AdWords takes me to create a first campaign instead of the main page

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Hello there, 

 

Need some help from Google Adwords experts. A long time ago I have created company AdWords account, and now we are trying to link it to Analytics but we are having troubles. Whenever I log in it takes me to create a first campaign instead of to the main page. Is there a way to avoid it and go straight to the main AdWords page? 

 

Many thanks, 

Kristina

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ahh! So you're trying to create an AdWords account and link it to GA. Yes, you can go ahead with instructions on screen to create your first campaign (and pause it if required), then link the GA account.

As Tommy has mentioned, to complete the linking process you'll have to ensure your AdWords log in is the admin for GA as well.

Feel free to write back!
Sumanth Sridhar

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Hi Kristina,

If when you log in, you see the "Create your first campaign" workflow, that means that in that particular account, using your login, there are no campaigns.

If your company has an active AdWords account, or a previously active account that was built out with campaigns, you'll need to track down the login for that account.

Once you have the logins squared away, the Analytics linking should not be a problem. https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/1033961?hl=en

The key is in the logins though, you want the AdWords email account to have admin access to the Analytics account.

Hope this helps!

-Tommy
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Hi Kristina,

'Create your first campaign' page appears for new accounts. If you're seeing this page, it means you've created an account (accidentally) instead of signing in to the old account. There could be a few reasons for this. Do you remember if the original account had any other admin users?

Sumanth
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Hi Sumanth,

Thanks for getting back. We never had Google Adwords account before. This is the first one. So I am guessing I need to create the first campaign and then I will be redirected to the main page where I can pause /delete the campaign and continue setting everything up?

Many thanks,
Kristina

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Hi Tommy,

Thank you for your support. This is our first account, so I am guessing I will need to go through the whole process of creating my first campaign and then deleting it when I finally arrive on the main page. That is correct? But weirdly when I have created my personal one I didn't have to go through the whole process of creating the first campaign.

Many thanks,

Kristina
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ahh! So you're trying to create an AdWords account and link it to GA. Yes, you can go ahead with instructions on screen to create your first campaign (and pause it if required), then link the GA account.

As Tommy has mentioned, to complete the linking process you'll have to ensure your AdWords log in is the admin for GA as well.

Feel free to write back!
Sumanth Sridhar

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Thank you very much for that. Will go ahead with setting everything up.