API Version 10 Now Available

Friday, April 20, 2007

We are happy to announce the release of the AdWords API Version 10 (V10).

V10 introduces six changes to the AdWords API. Below, you'll find a few highlights from this release. For a complete list of V10 changes, please see our release notes.


  • Site Suggestion Service: The new SiteSuggestionService provides operations for getting web site suggestions by category, topics you define, URLs or demographics (currently available in the US only). The suggestions the service returns include the URL of the suggested site, the approximate number of impressions per day, and which types of ads the site accepts (text, image, video).
  • Check keyword traffic: A new request checkKeywordTraffic (in TrafficEstimatorService) lets you check a batch of keywords to see whether they will get any traffic.
  • Proximity target: You can now target your ads by map coordinates and a surrounding circular area using ProximityTargets.


Per our versioning policy, V9 will be supported for four months from today, at which time it will be turned off. Therefore, please make sure that you upgrade to V10 before August 20, 2007.

And as a reminder, please remember that we will shutdown V7 on May 21, 2007 and V8 on July 16, 2007.

As with every new version, we strongly urge you to review the Release Notes section of the Developer’s Guide.

-- Judy Nam, Product Marketing

Sandbox Maintenance - April 20

Monday, April 16, 2007

We will perform our regular refresh of the API Sandbox database on Friday, April 20 at 3 p.m. PDT. As a result, the Sandbox will be unavailable for a few hours.

The database refresh will erase all Sandbox user and account data. Therefore, you will need to first make a request without including a clientEmail header to create your five Sandbox client accounts.

-- Judy Nam, Product Marketing

AdWords System Maintenance - April 14

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

We will be performing routine AdWords system maintenance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PDT on Saturday, April 14, 2007. While all AdWords advertisements will continue to run as normal, you may not be able to perform API operations during this maintenance period.

--Judy Nam, Product Marketing