REMINDER: V6 Shutdown on March 12

Monday, February 26, 2007

Just a reminder… per our announcement on November 9, we will shutdown Version 6 of the API on Monday, March 12, 2007.

Please make sure you migrate your applications to Version 7 or 8 by March 12. You can find more information about these versions (including the release notes) at

-- Jon Diorio, Product Marketing

Sandbox Maintenance - February 23

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

We will perform our regular refresh of the API Sandbox database on Friday, February 23. As a result, the Sandbox will be unavailable for a few hours.

As a result of this database refresh, all Sandbox user and account data will be erased. Therefore, you will need to first make a request without including a clientEmail header (call getClientAccounts for example) to create your five Sandbox client accounts.

-- Jon Diorio, Product Marketing

Pause/Resume Feature Now Available

Friday, February 16, 2007

The Pause/Resume keywords, websites, and creatives feature that was announced as part of the V7 release is now available in the Production API (previously it was a sandbox-only feature) and the AdWords web interface ( You can find more information about this feature in the AdWords API V7 Release Notes.

-- Jon Diorio, Product Marketing

Sunsetting CreativeService in July

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Some of you may have noticed that our recently V8 release contains a new service called AdService. As we mentioned in our January 18 post, AdService provides improved functionality over our current CreativeService and will eventually replace it. Among other things, AdService provides expanded support for different ad formats (such as Mobile Ads and Local Business Ads) and the new Business data object.

The latest version of the AdWords API (V8) will be the last version to contain CreativeService. Therefore, developers upgrading to V9 will need to migrate from CreativeService to AdService.

Given that we plan to release V9 in March, this means that V8 (and CreativeService) will be sunset four months later in July 2007.

You can find more information about AdService in the V8 Release Notes.

-- Jon Diorio, Product Marketing

System Maintenance - February 10

Monday, February 05, 2007

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

--Jon Diorio, Product Marketing