I often have Google Adsense login errors when I try to login to my Adsense account. Despite being sure that the username (email) and password are correct, I am unable to login several times. Google has now clarified why it occurs…
“Welcome! You’re signed in to Google Accounts under the email [your email address] and your Google Account password, but this is not a valid AdSense login.” – This is the message you usually get even when you login with the correct email and Adsense password, and you wonder if your account got hacked or something.
Thankfully Adsense clarifies why this error occurs.
If you’re seeing this error message, this means your AdSense account shares the same login and password as a Google Account, but the two accounts are not linked. As a result, when you try logging in at www.google.com/adsense, our system will only grant you access to your Google Account — not your AdSense account. To resolve this issue, you’ll need to maintain two separate passwords.
Then they suggest the solution too. Log out of Google Accounts like Gmail or AdWords. Request a new AdSense password with your login email address. They send a reset link to that email and you choose a new unique password and login back into Adsense account with a new password. Thats all.
You will now have to maintain 2 passwords, till they migrate all AdSense accounts over to Google Accounts! I am sure lots of Adsense publishers like me must be having these errors, so its great they identified the issue and clarified it.