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How can I delete my previous business account and create a personal account?

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Hi!

 

Way back, a couple years ago I created an AdWords account for my father's company, using my Google account. Since the company doesn't exist anymore, I would like to delete it, and create a new, personal account, using the same google account.

 

My problem is that I can only deactivate the business acc, I cannot seem to be able to delete it entirely. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

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June 2017

How can I delete my previous business account and create a personal account?

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Hi,

 

AdWords accounts are never deleted, they can only be canceled, which deactivates them (but they still exist). This is how the system works. 

 

You could set up a AdWords Manager Account and control the old and new from it? 

 

All the Best,

 

James

 

 

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How can I delete my previous business account and create a personal account?

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Hi @Zoltán L,

 

Do you still have access to the AdWords account?

 

Also, have you visited your Google Account and made changes to it to update everything in it? 

 

Kind Regards,

 

James

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How can I delete my previous business account and create a personal account?

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With my experience if you delete the Gmail associated to the account then it will all be deleted. 

You can also log into the account settings of the account and cancel the google account under the preferences. 

 

once you delete this you cannot restore the data, i would rather move the account over the a different profile. 

 

Hope that helps 

How can I delete my previous business account and create a personal account?

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Hi!

 

Sorry for the late answer, but yes, I can still log in and see it deactivated.

 

What changes do you mean exactly? Everything is up to date in my Google account.

 

Thank you,

Zoltán

How can I delete my previous business account and create a personal account?

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Hi!
 
Thanks for the answer, but it's hard to believe there is no other way. Really, there is no Google helpdesk or some email address where I could just send a request to delete it? I don't want to create a new Google account, and I certainly don't want to delete the existing one...
 
Thank you anyway,
Zoltán
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How can I delete my previous business account and create a personal account?

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Hi,

 

AdWords accounts are never deleted, they can only be canceled, which deactivates them (but they still exist). This is how the system works. 

 

You could set up a AdWords Manager Account and control the old and new from it? 

 

All the Best,

 

James

 

 

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