In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the steps to permanently delete your Google Ads account. Deleting your Google Ads account is a significant decision, and we want to ensure you have all the necessary information before proceeding.
Understanding the Implications
Before we delve into the steps, it's crucial to understand the implications of permanently deleting your Google Ads account. Deleting the account will remove all your campaign data, ad groups, keywords, and ad creatives. Any pending or active campaigns will be terminated, and you will lose access to your billing history.
Step-by-Step Guide to Permanently Delete Your Google Ads Account
Step 1: Sign in to Google Ads
To begin the process, sign in to your Google Ads account using your email address and password.
Step 2: Access Account Settings
Once you're logged in, click on the gear icon at the top right corner of the screen to access the account settings.
Step 3: Click on "Account Status"
In the account settings menu, click on "Account Status" to view your account details.
Step 4: Select "Cancel Your Account"
Scroll down the account status page, and at the bottom, you will find the option to "Cancel Your Account." Click on it to proceed.
Step 5: Review Account Details
Google will present you with a summary of what will happen when you delete your account. Review the details carefully to ensure you understand the consequences.
Step 6: Confirm Account Deletion
If you're certain about permanently deleting your Google Ads account, click on "Continue."
Step 7: Provide Feedback (Optional)
Google may ask for your feedback on why you're choosing to delete your account. Providing feedback is optional but can be helpful for improving the platform.
Step 8: Verify Your Google Account Password
For security purposes, Google will prompt you to enter your Google Account password to confirm the deletion.
Step 9: Click on "Delete Account"
After verifying your password, click on "Delete Account" to proceed with the deletion process.
Step 10: Account Deletion Confirmation
Congratulations! Your Google Ads account has been permanently deleted. You will receive a confirmation email from Google.
Considerations Before Deleting Your Account
Data Backup: Before deleting your account, ensure you have backed up all essential data and campaign information.
Pause Campaigns: If you want to stop your ads temporarily, consider pausing your campaigns instead of deleting the entire account.
Account Reactivation: Permanently deleting your account cannot be undone. If you need to use Google Ads again, you will need to create a new account.
Outstanding Payments: Make sure you have settled all outstanding payments before proceeding with the deletion.
Billing Information: Double-check your billing information to ensure there are no discrepancies.
Deleting your Google Ads account is a significant step, and we advise carefully considering the implications before proceeding. If you are certain about permanently removing your account, follow the steps outlined above. Remember, you can always pause your campaigns if you want to temporarily halt your advertising efforts.