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How to set up adwords account without creating ad campaign?

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Hello Smiley Happy

 

I'm trying to use google keyword planner tool for the purpose of researching potential keywords to assist in website creation, yet when I go to https://adwords.google.com it always prompt me to set up ad campaign of which I don't even have any yet and the four steps also require my billing details which I didn't submit the process as I am afraid I will be start getting charged.

Anyone has solution on how to set-up adwords account without the ad campaign process? Every steps I have tried seems to get stuck back into the process and it is very frustrating.

Help please? Thank you

 

Merlyn

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Hi Merlyn,

Unfortunately, you need to complete the setup process to access the keyword planner.If you don't have any website to promote for now then you can create dummy campaign.
But yes you need to link the credit/Debit card or other method to setup the billing.
And don't forget to pause that campaign(manually) after the setup gets completed otherwise you will be charged for the ad clicks corresponding to the keywords in the campaign.

 

Better will be opting manual payment instead of automatic which you can change later as per your preference. 


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Re: How to set up adwords account without creating ad campaign?

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(1) if the account has been fully created and the entire
sign-up flow has been completed, including billing details
and a campaign then, the tools-tab should appear atop the
main menu-bar, aside home, campaigns, and opportunities;
keyword-planner will then be under the tools-tab:
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1722070
https://support.google.com/adwords/topic/3119071
https://support.google.com/adwords/topic/3119073

if the sign-up flow also requests a campaign then,
simply create and immediately pause the campaign.

important: be absolutely certain that all campaigns are paused;
otherwise, the advertising clicks will be continually charged --
no matter how well or poorly designed the campaigns may be.

(2) however, if the account has been fully created and the entire sign-up flow
has been completed, including a (paused) campaign and proper billing but,
the issue still exists then, a support-specialist may be contacted directly --
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/8206
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/1385067

(3) otherwise, keyword-planner is mainly for paid advertising campaign
research -- not for general keyword or search-term related analysis;
google-trends is available for general keyword and search-term analysis
and currently requires no billing information and no account whatsoever.
https://www.google.com/trends/
https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=flowers
https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=chocolate
https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=flowers%2C%20chocolate&cmpt=q&tz=Etc%2FGMT%2B4
https://support.google.com/trends/#topic=6248052

see also
https://support.google.com/adwords/topic/3119101
https://support.google.com/adwords/answer/6127388

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Same problem here

Re: How to set up adwords account without creating ad campaign?

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Hello Merlyn & Charles.

This is a tricky situation.
If you didn't skip the guided setup in the first place, you have to complete the setup, including Billing.
Check this link, for visual and detailed explanation:
http://liviah.com/2014/07/adwords-without-a-credit-card/

 

 

How to set up adwords account without creating ad campaign?

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Thank you Arik, It was very helpful your link, 

How to set up adwords account without creating ad campaign?

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Its about beauty of Bangladesh. 

How to set up adwords account without creating ad campaign?

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Hi there, I went to the paying page but there is no option for manual payment and it seems like the default method is automatic payment. I was trying to familiarize Google Adwords and there is no business aims similarly. 

How to set up adwords account without creating ad campaign?

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can't open the link.

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