Today I need to work on someone else’s website to add AdSense tags. So I needed access to his AdSense account. The option for him was to provide me his AdSense account username and password which is a Google account access or to add me as additional user in the Google AdSense account as we do in Google AdWords.
He decided to add me as additional user and then the fun part started.
I have never tried adding another user to AdSense account so I was not aware if it is possible at all to add another user to existing AdSense account or not.
I did some Google-ing only to come to conclusion that it is not possible to add another user to Google AdSense account.
Yup you heard me loud and clear. You can’t add another user to a Google AdSense account.
You might be tempted to ask if we can add another user to Google AdWords account then why can’t we add another user to AdSense account?
I dont’ have an answer, ask Google. Google will not reply to your question so just forget about it and live with the fact that it is not possible to add another user to AdSense account.
I don’t see any reason why they can’t allow adding another user in AdSense account? After all you can easily do it in AdWords so why not in AdSense?
The only thing I can think of is that since AdWords is the product where Google earns it’s bread and butter so they have a lot of fancy features available in the AdWords and they listen to the AdWords community. Whereas AdSense is the product where Google flushes out it’s hard(??) earned money so they don’t give a damn to webmasters and AdSense users.
I’ve also seen some people suggesting that if you add the another user to Google AdWords account then he might get access to AdSense as well. Not trusting them I decided to try by myself and added a new e-mail to the existing account but it didn’t work.
I don’t want to mess up with the accounts so I didn’t do any further digging.
May be one day in not so distant future Google AdSense team might come to the senses and allow adding another users to AdSense account.
I think if you add another Google account holder’s e-mail into AdWords then it might work provided that user has access to AdSense account?