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Google adwords tool no longer free?

  1. Appletreedeals profile image78
    Appletreedealsposted 8 years ago

    Maybe I'm have a brain-glitch, but...

    When I try using Google's adwords tool - which I used frequently

    I now get this message
    "Your session has expired. Please return to the AdWords homepage and login again."

    When I login with my google acct. (I don't have an Adwords acct.) it tells me it's not an adwords acct. Duh.

    I can't access the tool anymore

    It is me? or is it no longer free?

    1. wesleycox profile image81
      wesleycoxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      me neither, it sucks.

    2. thranax profile image53
      thranaxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I can get into it with Adwords. I paid the 5 dollars cuz they offered $100 in ads free..I didn't want to but now I can still use the tool.
      I guess it isn't free anymore.


  2. DennisBarker profile image57
    DennisBarkerposted 8 years ago

    You have to sign up seperately for your adwords account. It sounds like you are using the external keywords tool which has a timeout built into it.

    Just signup for adwords using the email you used at adsense and the two accounts will synch up.

  3. Drew Breezzy profile image73
    Drew Breezzyposted 8 years ago

    i have had no problem

  4. KevCC profile image73
    KevCCposted 8 years ago

    I've just been using it, no probs.

  5. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    No problem here either.

  6. Song-Bird profile image83
    Song-Birdposted 8 years ago

    I just signed up using my same email as adsense and I was up and running again smile

  7. NaomiR profile image85
    NaomiRposted 8 years ago

    I haven't had any problems, either.

  8. visitmaniac profile image60
    visitmaniacposted 8 years ago

    You need to have a google adwords account. It is not hard to get one just do not put any ads in rotation simple as that wink

  9. Appletreedeals profile image78
    Appletreedealsposted 8 years ago

    thanks all,

  10. LVM profile image61
    LVMposted 8 years ago

    I noticed this too. All I did was to sign up for adwords.

  11. Lily Rose profile image90
    Lily Roseposted 8 years ago

    Whew - glad I'm not the only one!  I went to use it earlier today and got the same response.  I had to sign up for adwords, but don't plan on using it - got my access back to the keyword tool though!

  12. darkside profile image82
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    It works fine for me. If it ever times out just have it bookmarked and go back to the https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal URL to start a new session.

  13. lakeerieartists profile image78
    lakeerieartistsposted 8 years ago

    I had the same problem.  I had to sign up for Adwords to get it to work again.  Not sure if that is just for today or what.

  14. rumbling profile image48
    rumblingposted 8 years ago

    That error comes because your session has timed out , don't worry about it , just go the link again and start over , I get this error sometimes and that is what I do , works fine for me

    1. Lily Rose profile image90
      Lily Roseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No, it definitely wasn't a timed out issue because I tried to start all over again - every which way there is and it would not let me! 

      I had to sign up for AdWords to get it working again.

    2. darkside profile image82
      darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Google must have changed things a little. I was using the tool after being here and I ended up getting the same thing. I just used my gmail account I use for my Adsense Publisher account and added Adwords to it.

      On the plus side I don't have to use the catchpa every time I visit the site when I'm logged in.