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linking adwords with analytics problem

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Hi, I currently am having a problem linking my adwords account with my analytics account and despite searching these boards I am still unsure what to do.

 

The problem I have is that our adwords campaigns are all being controlled by one email address, and our analytics data is being recorded by a different email address. So when I try linking the relevant website on analytics to adwords the only option I have is to select the analytics account, when I would like to select the adwords account.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Hello, Phil.

In order to link an AdWords account to an Analytics account they have to share a user that has access to both and is admin on the Analytics account.

If you cannot ad the AdWords user to your Analytics account, or your Analytics user to AdWords, you'll have to create another account and use that one as a user for both services.

You cannot link two accounts that do not share a user.
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Hello, Phil.

In order to link an AdWords account to an Analytics account they have to share a user that has access to both and is admin on the Analytics account.

If you cannot ad the AdWords user to your Analytics account, or your Analytics user to AdWords, you'll have to create another account and use that one as a user for both services.

You cannot link two accounts that do not share a user.
Calin Sandici, AdWords Top Contributor | Find me on: Google+ | Twitter | LinkedIn | myBlog
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thanks, we seem to have got them linked now. 

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Wonderful, glad to hear it was sorted out in the end.
Calin Sandici, AdWords Top Contributor | Find me on: Google+ | Twitter | LinkedIn | myBlog
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