Webmasters Frustrated Over Forced Upgrade of AdSense Accounts to Google Accounts

May 15, 2007 - 9:05 am 0 by
Filed Under Google AdSense

On May 3rd, I first covered the details about Google's intention to migrate AdSense accounts to a Google account login. It appears that this is being rolled out to more and more subscribers, and the frustration is mounting for WebmasterWorld members who are encountering this "upgrade" since it isn't working right.

Just got presented with a screen saying I had to convert my existing account details to a Google account or a Gmail account etc.

Went through the motions and changed all my login details only to find my old details still apply.

Some members just want a single account where they can manage everything. I feel that; I lost track of which of my accounts corresponds to which service. One member's frustration is heard loudly as he emphasizes his dissatisfaction with the account migration: "I do NOT want 20 ... google accounts. I only want ONE account."

Even martinibuster, forum moderator, feels the same way:

I feel myself melting into a Kafkaesque bureaucratic mess
Why, why, why?... This is senseless and pointless. I want it to go away and let me return to the happy login experience I used to have.

Then there's the group of users whose services only partially migrated. Then again, this might be how it's supposed to be.

I think my account is screwed now. Had to change to another account, but half my services seem to have been left on the old one (blogger, web analytics, webmaster tools etc), and only adsense seems to have moved :(

So, what gives?

Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Core Update Coming, Ranking Volatility, Bye Search Notes, AI Overviews, Ads & More - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: July 24, 2024

Jul 24, 2024 - 10:00 am
Google Updates

Google Search Ranking Algorithm Volatility - July 23rd

Jul 24, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

SEO Poll: 54% Of SEOs Saw Positive Effects From Google Updates

Jul 24, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Ads

New Google Local Service Ads Budget Options

Jul 24, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google News

Google Ad Revenue Up 11% - $64.62 Billion In Ad Revenue

Jul 24, 2024 - 7:21 am

Google Outlines Videos In Search Results

Jul 24, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Ad Free Google: Search Google Without Ads