How To Create an Google AdWords Account Without a Credit Card

Have you ever wanted to create a Google Ads account just for test purposes? Maybe you want access to the Keyword Planner and the Display Planner, but you don’t want to give Google your credit card details because you’re just using it for research.

Well, Google have recently changed the way the sign up process works on Google Ads, meaning you have to give off your bank details over to Google.

Well there’s a way to skip the billing information screen on new AdWords accounts which still works at the moment.

  1. Signup for your new AdWords account as you normally would using a new email address (one not associated with another AdWords account)
  2. Verify the email address
  3. Login to AdWords (you’ll probably be faced with the “getting started”/ enter billing info screen when you first login
  4. Now click this link or go to http://bit.ly/skipadwordsbilling
  5. You should be taken past the billing screen and straight into the account you’ve just setup:-)

This might not last forever as Google seem to be pushing for everyone to enter their billing details when signing up. Perhaps to stop people signing up for an account just to use the Keyword Tool for free.

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