How To Create A Google Ads Account
Start here Google Adwords
Click the green start now button
Enter the email address* you would like to use and your website, then click continue.
STOP for a minute on this page. Google will potentially force you into an Adwords express account. Do not let them. Look in the upper left hand corner and make sure it does not say Google Adwords Express. If it does there should be a text banner below which states the following: Welcome to AdWords Express Based on info you provided and a scan of your website, your business is a good fit for AdWords Express. AdWords Express automatically fine-tunes your ad settings to save you time and help you reach more customers. Compare AdWords Express with AdWords.
If that's the case click Compare Adwords Express With Adwords
This will give you an option to switch to Google Adwords by clicking the grey banner that says Switch to Adwords
If that's the case it will bring you to the next page which should only say Google Adwords in the upper left corner, not Google Adwords Express
If they put you into Google Adwords it will drop you directly into the correct page
First campaign creation - unfortunately there is no way to bypass this page. If you have your first campaign ready, proceed with the setup. Typically what we do is just add placeholder information to bypass this section of the setup.
Enter the location you would like this campaign to target
Choose the networks you would like to show your ads on
Add the keywords for this campaign or accept the recommended keywords to bypass
Choose your bidding method
Write your ad
This is the one you can't bypass without actually typing something. I just write test on every line
Save and continue
Payment information - you must first setup payment information to finish creating your account. You can either add a credit card or checking account.
Choose billing country
Choose time zone (be careful here as you can never change this and it affects your reporting)
Add offer code if you have one
Add billing name and address
Add primary contact
Choose checking account or credit card
Enter billing information
Check the box to agree to the terms and conditions
Click finish and create ad
Your account is now setup, click the blue button Go To Your Account*
*be careful as the campaign you setup is now live. If you would like to keep it live, don't do anything. If not, make sure you turn it off or delete it immediately by following these steps:
Click campaigns on the left side of the page
Check the box on the left of the campaign name
A blue line will pop up, click the edit dropdown and either pause or delete the campaign.