System Maintenance - January 27

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

We will be performing routine AdWords system maintenance starting at 8pm PDT on Friday, January 27, 2006, and ending at approximately 2am PDT on Saturday, January 28. While all AdWords advertisements will continue to run as normal, you will not be able to perform any API operations during this maintenance period.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

--Patrick Chanezon, AdWords API evangelist

API Versioning Is Coming

Friday, January 13, 2006

Happy New Year to you all.

While I’m not thrilled that we kicked the year off with a quota calculation bug (which has long since been fixed), I am very excited to pre-announce the release of API versioning.

API versioning allows Google to release new functionality, and modify existing functionality, without disrupting our developers' code. Therefore, you will no longer have to worry about "breaking" releases and just-in-time upgrades. You simply write your code for a specific version of the WSDL and it will continue to operate as normal even after we release new versions. You then will have several weeks to update and test your new code before you officially upgrade to a newer version.

We plan to release versioning later this month in conjunction with our new Content Bidding functionality. At that time we will update our Developer's Guide to reflect the technical details and policies regarding versioning.

And please note: since Content Bidding will be included in a new “version” of the API, this release will not disrupt your current API clients.

We hope you find this new functionality helpful, and we’ll share more details on this release as soon as possible.

-- Rohit Dhawan, Product Manager

AdWords API PHP Library (APIlity) 1.1.0 released

Monday, January 09, 2006

Thomas and the APIlity team released a new major version last week, with CPM bidding support, AdGroup, Campaign and Report enhancements: congratulations to the team!
Go download it if you're using PHP to access the Adwords API.

--Patrick Chanezon, AdWords API evangelist

FIXED - Quota Calculation Bug

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

This morning we corrected the quota calculation bug that we reported on January 3, 2006. All quotas should now reflect the appropriate number of units based on December 2005 account spends.

We apologize again for the inconvenience.

--Patrick Chanezon, AdWords API evangelist

API Quota Calculation Bug

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Thank you all for your feedback.

We have recently discovered a bug that is causing some developers' API quotas to be miscalculated. Those affected have likely seen an unusual fluctuation in their quota limit over the last few days.

We are working to resolve this bug as quickly as possible. We will update you as we learn more.

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

--Patrick Chanezon, AdWords API evangelist