How to associate a YouTube channel with a different Google AdSense account

Do you want to associate your YouTube channel with an AdSense account associated with a different Google account? Learn how to link your YouTube channel with a different AdSense account.

By default, if you enable monetization in your YouTube channel, it will be linked with the AdSense account of the same Google account. However, if you wish, you can change your AdSense account and associate with another Google AdSense account. Read the steps below to change your YouTube channel's associated AdSense account:

1. Go to and login using your Google account.

2. Make sure you have selected the correct channel in your YouTube account.

3. Click on the Gear icon on the top right corner and select "YouTube Settings"

YouTube Settings

4. Click on "View additional features"

YouTube monetization features

5. Click on "Monetisation" in the leftbar and then click on "Review or change AdSense association"

YouTube monetization features

6. In the next screen, it will display the details of the AdSense account you have associated with your YouTube account. Click on the button that says "Change" to change your AdSense account.

Assocaite AdSense with YouTube

7. You will be redirected to a page where you can associate an AdSense with YouTube. You can login to any AdSense account you want to link to your YouTube channel. Click on "Use a different or new AdSense account" button to change your AdSense account.

8. In the next screen, you will be prompted to login to your AdSense account that you want to be linked to your YouTube channel.

Change AdSense

9. Proceed to the next screen, in which you will be prompted to Sign In to your other AdSense account. Click on the button "Yes, proceed to Google Account sign in"

Sign in to alternate account

10. In the next screen, you will be presented with the login screen. If it shows a Google account by default but you want to use another Google account, remember to sign out and sign in to the correct account at this stage.

AdSense Sign In

11. Now it is time to sign in to the correct Google account of the AdSense account that you want to link with your YouTube channel. If you have 2-step verification, you will have to complete that step as well. Once you successfully sign in, you will be prompted to accept your AdSense - YouTube association.

Accept AdSense association

12. At this stage, you have completed associating your AdSense account with your YouTube channel. However, since you went through a Google account sign in for a different Google account, you may no longer be signed in to your correct YouTube account. When you go back to the YouTube account, make sure you are logged in to the correct YouTube account to see and manage your YouTube channel.

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Guest Author: technophilo04 Oct 2015

Thank you Tony. It really helped me to change my AdSense account associated with Youtube with another adsense account.

Author: Vandana08 Oct 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Tony Sir,
What exactly are the benefits of associating YouTube with another AdSense account? Is it not better to have it associated with the same account?

Guest Author: Micheal10 Nov 2015

Please help me. Each time I try to associate a new account, it will give me the same message, saying it is "inactive" but I already have another Google account active to my AdSense account and cannot add my other YouTube channel to it. I made the mistake of creating a 2nd AdSense account and associating it with my 2nd channel, so it says it cannot make a duplicate account. Please help as I am going in circles trying to figure this out and I just want to have both accounts under one name.

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