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Linux Shared web hosting clients now get a $100 Google AdWords advertising credit added to their AdWords account after spending $25 on Google Advertising.

Terms and conditions apply. The $100 Google AdWords credit is applied to your account after you spend $25 according to the terms and conditions ⤵ below.


New Adwords Accounts Only: If you have a previous AdWords account, you are not eligible for the promotional code offered by HostGator. Per the terms and conditions, the promotional code is only valid for clients with a new account created via the HostGator link. The best way to ensure you can use the $100 credit with Google is to sign up through our link and apply it right away.

Linux Shared Web Hosting: This Google Adwords credit offer is limited to users who have purchased accounts from HostGator on shared servers running linux. Eligible packages include: Hatchling, Baby, Business, Hatchling Cloud, Baby Cloud, Business Cloud, and all Reseller levels.

U.S. and Canada: This offer is currently available to Linux Shared hosting customers in the U.S. and Canada who have not already signed up for Google AdWords. Linux Shared hosting includes the Hatchling, Baby and Business plans. This offer is not yet available to Resellers, VPS, Windows hosting or Dedicated clients. You must purchase and pay for $25 in Google Advertising to receive the $100 credit.

India: A similar offer is available to customers located in India with a Linux Shared hosting plan who have not already signed up for Google AdWords. Instead of a $100 credit, you receive an Rs 2,500 credit. Please email adwords@hostgator.com to receive more information about how to claim this credit. You must purchase and pay for Rs 500 in Google Advertising to receive the Rs 2,500 credit.

Other Countries: This offer is not currently available in other countries.

HostGator and Google have teamed up to provide this offer; however, Google administers the Google AdWords program itself, including which countries it is available in. We've recently added India to the list of countries who can redeem AdWords credits (although they have a slightly different offer), and we hope to add more countries in the future.

Terms and Conditions

Offer subject to change. Full details on the offer are available on the signup form.

U.S. & Canada Offer Terms and Conditions

Promotional credit must be applied to a new AdWords account within 15 days of creating the account and is valid only for new Google AdWords customers with self-managed signup accounts after spending $25. Advertisers will be charged for advertising that exceeds the promotional credit. Advertisers will need to suspend their ads if they do not wish to receive additional charges beyond the introductory credit amount. Subject to ad approval, valid registration, and acceptance of the Google AdWords Program standard terms and conditions. The promotional credit is non-transferable and may not be sold or bartered. Offer may be revoked at any time for any reason by Google Inc. One promotional credit per customer. Advertisers with self-managed signup accounts are subject to a $5 activation fee. Offer valid only for sign ups through the URL provided for the promotion by customers with billing addresses in the US or Canada. Void where restricted or prohibited by law. For the complete terms and conditions, see: https://www.google.com/adwords/coupons/terms.html.

India Offer Terms and Conditions

In order to activate this offer, you need to enter the promotional code through the Billing tab in your account before the offer expires. Promotional codes have no promotional value and entry of the promotional code serves only to begin your qualification for the associated promotional credit. To qualify for the promotional credit you must accrue advertising charges in the amount of INR 500 within 31 days of entering your promotional code. For example, if you enter the code on the 1st day of any month, you'll have the next 31 days to accrue advertising charges in the amount of INR 500. In all circumstances, you must enter your promotional code before the 31st day (from the day the coupon code was entered) to activate this offer. Your account must be successfully billed by AdWords and remain in good standing in order to qualify for a promotional credit. The promotional credit will be applied within approximately 5 days of your account reaching the threshold for accrued advertising charges specified above, as long as you've activated your account using the promotional code and fulfilled all requirements stated in the offer. Once applied, the promotional credit will appear on the Billing summary page in your account. 

Where to Find the Promotional Code

The offer is available in cPanel to U.S. and Canadian customers; you can locate the code either within your Customer Portal or cPanel.

Customer Portal
  1. Login to your Customer Portal.
  2. Click on the Hosting tab.
  3. Under Special Offers click on the Google AdWords Credits icon.

When logged into cPanel click on the Google Adwords - Free $100 Credit* under Special Offers to get the promotional code and a link on where to sign up.


If you are eligible for the AdWords promotion but are having issues obtaining the code, please contact us via phone or Live Chat to request your Adwords code.

How to Redeem the Offer

To apply the voucher:

  1. Copy the promotional code from within your HostGator cPanel.
  2. Sign up and log in to Google AdWords.
  3. Go to My Account > Billing Preferences.
  4. Scroll down to Promotional Codes - optional and paste the promotional code.
  5. Click Redeem.