Google Drives Affiliate Network Users to Google Accounts
Users of the Google Affiliate Network can now access the network through a regular Google account. This means uses will be able to access Google’s other products like AdWords, AdSense, Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, etc. with the same log-in.
"Users who have updated to Google Accounts have the option to bookmark their new sign in page or select the link marked Already Updated? Sign in with my Google Account from the legacy sign in page," explains Product Manager Sheila Parker. "In addition, if you are already logged in to your Google Account (via another product) and navigate to either of these pages, you will be brought to your Affiliate Network dashboard (no need to enter login information again)."
For now, Google Affiliate Network users still have the option to continue using their existing log-ins. In fact, Google will not be updating the Affiliate Network Sign-in pages until all users have updated. Once a user updates their Account, they’ll no longer be able to use their old Google Affiliate Network username and password.
It seems like an interesting way to get more people signed up for real Google accounts. It could prove to increase the amount of use of other Google products, as I’m sure that’s the idea.