Phasing-out the KeywordService

Thursday, April 13, 2006

We’d like to update you all on our planned phase-out of KeywordService (originally announced on 9/20/05).

Based on developer feedback and usage levels (and in light of our Feb 27 CriterionService enhancement), we’ve established a timeline for shutdown of the KeywordService.

  • June 2006 – We will release a new version of the API that does not include the KeywordService.
  • August 2006 – Per our two month version support policy, we will turn-off the previous version of the API (the last version to include KeywordService).
Therefore, all API applications will need to switch over from KeywordService to CriterionService by August, 2006. Once we launch the new June version of the API, we will be able to set an exact date in August for the shutdown.

Thank you again for your support of the AdWords API.

-- Patrick Chanezon, AdWords API evangelist