AdWords API Forum now up and running

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The AdWords API Forum is once again up and running. Thanks for your patience while we worked to resolve yesterday's issue.

-- Judy Nam, Product Marketing

Experiencing a problem with the AdWords API Forum

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

We are currently experiencing a problem with the AdWords API Forum and we're working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Once it's back up and running we will update you via the blog and forum. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

-- Judy Nam, Product Marketing

Sandbox Maintenance - March 23

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

We will perform our regular refresh of the API Sandbox database on Friday, March 23 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, the new "Product Gal"

API Version 9 Now Available

Thursday, March 15, 2007

We are happy to announce the release of the AdWords API Version 9 (V9).

V9 introduces four major changes – and a few minor changes – to the AdWords API. This announcement highlights only the major components of the release. For complete details on all V9 changes, please see our Release Notes.


  • Support for Video Ads: You can now create and manage click-to-play video ads for both keyword- and site-targeted campaigns (video upload not supported via the API)
  • Local Time Zone Statistics: Now all calls return statistics in the account's local time zone (we have removed the inPST parameter)
  • Batch Check Ads: Before you try to insert or update ads, you can now check a batch of ads for policy errors.

    Per our February 15 post, we have removed the CreativeService from this latest version. Therefore, CreativeService will no longer be available after July 9, 2007 (see sunset info below).

    Per our versioning policy, V8 will be supported for four months from today, at which time it will be turned off. Therefore, please make sure that you upgrade to V9 before July 9, 2007.

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

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

-- Jon Diorio, Product Marketing

System Maintenance - March 10

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

We will be performing routine AdWords system maintenance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PDT on Saturday, March 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