Re: Linked to the wrong Google Account? Learn how to unlink here.
Oct 14, 2010 1:01 PM
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I like the way they blame the user for "linking to the wrong account" when Google is the one that's done it.
I created my Youtube account many many years ago, with my personal, non-GMAIL address and most certainly never gave them my newer, professional, GMAIL address. However, when I created the GMAIL address, I gave Google my personal address as a password-recovery failsafe. This was obviously a mistake, and I've been fighting Google's attempts to confuse my personal activities with my professional activities ever since. Sat down to work on clearing them out today and found they've now got Youtube of all places linked to my professional account, even after I removed the personal address from my professional Google account and created a new Google account just for it.
And the Unlink link doesn't work for me either. If I'm logged in, it says it says I'm permamently linked; if I'm not logged in, it says my password is wrong -- although the password isn't wrong, I even tested in logging in with another browser. I did try the "pretend you don't know your account name" trick described above, and it didn't help -- claims the email isn't in their system. And yet I'm pretty sure the email it has on file DIDN'T EVEN EXIST when I created the Youtube account.
Meanwhile, I'm typing this with a third account, one that by rights should belong to a company I no longer work for, that I created to manage their websites with Webmaster Tools and Analytics, so they'd be able to do so after I left with their own webmaster address. But Google won't let me change the nickname so it no longer reflects me as their webmaster and won't let me use my standard nickname on my own account since the webmaster one is already using it. *sigh*