AdWords
2.4K members online now
2.4K members online now
Learn about the Google Ad Grants advertising program for nonprofits
Guide Me
star_border
Reply

Difficulties during application for google ad grant

Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭
# 1
Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭

Hello, 

 

It is precised on the French google ad grant page that in order to apply for google ad grant, i first have to create a google adwork account without filling any paiement info. 


But while I am creating this account, I cannot go to the next step if i don't give my paiement info (which are mandatory)

What should I do? Create it anyway? 

 

thank you very much !!

1 Expert replyverified_user

Re: Difficulties during application for google ad grant

Top Contributor
# 2
Top Contributor
Hi Gabriel,
It is important that you follow the steps EXACTLY as outlined int eh account creation guide. This will show you the steps you will need to take to bypass the billing input properly. You can find the version for French here: https://support.google.com/grants/answer/1689506?hl=fr&ref_topic=1066269&rd=1

Re: Difficulties during application for google ad grant

Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭
# 3
Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭
Thank you Robert,
I try to follow this steps exactly, starting with the creation of the adwords account.
In order to create it I'm asked to :

1) give my email address and my website's url
2) I have to create my first campaign
3) I cannot skip the paiement info...

I must do something wrong, but the 4 steps process does not give me the chance to bypass the billing input...

Re: Difficulties during application for google ad grant

Follower ✭ ✭ ✭
# 4
Follower ✭ ✭ ✭
Hi Gabriel,


As Robert mentioned, you have to ignore the requests for billing info. Please follow the steps below:

1. Choose account details

First, choose an email address and password to use for AdWords. You can either use an existing Google Account login or create a new one. We recommend using an email address that is associated with your organization's domain.

You'll also select a time zone, and might be asked to confirm your email.
2. Choose USD as your currency, regardless of your country [Important]
You won't be able to change your billing currency after you've selected one for your account. Make sure that you choose USD in order to prevent having to create a new account.
3. Do not submit billing or payment information [Important]
Please do not submit billing or payment information at any time during the process. Skip this section in your account setup and ignore any messages asking you to submit billing information. If you enter credit card information, you will be financially responsible for any charges that accrue on your credit card.

They are also detailed in the link below:

https://support.google.com/grants/answer/1689507?hl=en&ref_topic=1066269

Cheers,
Vineesh..

Re: Difficulties during application for google ad grant

Top Contributor
# 5
Top Contributor
Hi Gabriel,
I just spoke with the Ad Grants team, there are some changes being made to the International versions of the account creation guide. In the interim, use the following link to create your Ad Grant account and by pass billing: https://adwords.google.com/um/Welcome/Expert

Re: Difficulties during application for google ad grant

Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭
# 6
Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭
Hello,
thank you for your message.
This URL enables me to start the good procedure, but as I pass the first
step of the process (email address, currency, etc.), a red box appears and
tells me i'm going to be redirected towards the new version of the
platform, and I encounter the same problem, I cannot pass the billing step.

Re: Difficulties during application for google ad grant

Top Contributor
# 7
Top Contributor
Gabriel,
I am checking with the Ad Grants team on this. Please stand by.

Re: Difficulties during application for google ad grant

Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭
# 8
Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭
Hello,
Fyi, i have just received a mail from google saying my adword account has
been created. Should i use it for the google grant process?
Thx.

Re: Difficulties during application for google ad grant

Top Contributor
# 9
Top Contributor
Did you include billing info with your AdWords account? If not, then yes.

Re: Difficulties during application for google ad grant

Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭
# 10
Visitor ✭ ✭ ✭
No i never did, but the strange thing is that i never went till the end of
the process.