google ads keyword data api

AdWords API to Sunset, Meet Google Ads API in DataForSEO

Important note! If you’re using DataForSEO Google AdWords API or Keywords Data API v2, you need to upgrade to DataForSEO Google Ads API by April 2022.

Since Google unveiled the sunset date for Google AdWords API, the DataForSEO team has been working on integrating a new data source for Keyword Data API. Today we’re pleased to announce that data from the latest version of Google Ads API is now available to DataForSEO users through a separate set of endpoints.

With the new DataForSEO Google Ads API, you can access powerful keyword data today and the day after Google shuts down its AdWords API. This also means, however, that if you’re using DataForSEO Google AdWords API now, you’ll have to upgrade to the newer version by April 27, 2022. Starting from that date, developers around the world will not be able to reach AdWords API, and accordingly, your requests to this source in DataForSEO API will also fail.

In order to keep your software functional and avoid any issues that might occur at the time of AdWords closure, we recommend migrating as soon as possible. To make sure your migration runs smoothly, we recommend going through this article to review all the changes in detail. We’ve also included a short migration checklist in the end.

For an abridged version of our migration guide, check out our documentation.

Contents:

For users of DataForSEO Keywords Data API v2
Google AdWords API vs Ads API endpoints in DataForSEO
Key changes
New and deprecated fields in DataForSEO Google Ads API
Migration checklist
Conclusion

For users of DataForSEO Keywords Data API v2

DataForSEO understands that for users still remaining on v2 of DataForSEO Keywords Data API, the migration might seem a rather overwhelming process. However, we’d like to assure you that it is quite straightforward, and the majority of v2 endpoints have their v3 counterparts based on the latest Google Ads API version.

As for the migration process itself, here are the main steps:

1 Review the main changes between the versions, namely: new URL structure and new universal list of errors.

2 Go through the basics of v2-v3 migration to Google Ads Keywords Data API.

3 Create a separate v3 account. If you need to transfer the remaining funds from your v2 account to a new v3 account, drop a line to our support.

4 Upgrade your examples. Review DataForsEO Google Ads API documentation and update the parameters of your API requests accordingly.

5 Test and iterate. You can use our free Sandbox feature to facilitate the process.

If you require any assistance with the migration, simply drop a line to our support team. We are always happy to help.

Google AdWords API vs Ads API endpoints in DataForSEO

Here at DataForSEO, we know that hundreds of our customers heavily rely on Google AdWords Keyword Data API to retrieve accurate stats, scale operations, and enrich your software with fresh data. That being said, we’ve tried to make it fairly straightforward to transition to the newer version and keep the processes at your company running successfully.

One of the main points that allow for a smooth transition is the simplicity of changing the datasource by individual endpoints. You’ll just need to replace google with google_ads in the URL strings of your POST and GET requests.

Below, we’ve summarized the main changes concerning endpoints and request URLs to help you easily draw parallels between Google Ads and AdWords Keyword Data API.

Search Volume endpoint
AdWords https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/search_volume/live
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/search_volume/task_post
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/search_volume/tasks_ready
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/search_volume/task_get
Ads https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/search_volume/live
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/search_volume/task_post
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/search_volume/tasks_ready
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/search_volume/task_get
Keywords For Site endpoint
AdWords https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/keywords_for_site/live
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/keywords_for_site/task_post
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/keywords_for_site/tasks_ready
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/keywords_for_site/task_get
Ads https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/keywords_for_site/live
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/keywords_for_site/task_post
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/keywords_for_site/tasks_ready
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/keywords_for_site/task_get
Keywords For Keywords endpoint
AdWords https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/keywords_for_keywords/live
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/keywords_for_keywords/task_post
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/keywords_for_keywords/tasks_ready
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/keywords_for_keywords/task_get
Ads https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/keywords_for_keywords/live
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/keywords_for_keywords/task_post
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/keywords_for_keywords/tasks_ready
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/keywords_for_keywords/task_get
Keywords For Category endpoint
AdWords https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/keywords_for_category/live
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/keywords_for_category/task_post
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/keywords_for_category/tasks_ready
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/keywords_for_category/task_get
Ads Deprecated. Categories not supported in Google Ads API.
Alternative: Keywords For Categories in DataForSEO Labs API
Ads Traffic By Keywords endpoint
AdWords https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/ad_traffic_by_keywords/live
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/ad_traffic_by_keywords/task_post
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/ad_traffic_by_keywords/tasks_ready
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/ad_traffic_by_keywords/task_get
Ads https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/ad_traffic_by_keywords/live
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/ad_traffic_by_keywords/task_post
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/ad_traffic_by_keywords/tasks_ready
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/ad_traffic_by_keywords/task_get
Ads Traffic By Platforms endpoint
AdWords https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/ad_traffic_by_platforms/live
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/search_volume/task_post
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/search_volume/tasks_ready
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/search_volume/task_get
Ads Deprecated. Platforms not supported in Google Ads API.
For now, there is no alternative solution.
Categories endpoint
AdWords https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/categories
Ads Deprecated. Categories not supported in Google Ads API.
Alternative: Categories for DataForSEO Labs API
Locations endpoint
AdWords https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/locations
Ads https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/locations
Languages endpoint
AdWords https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google/languages
Ads https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/languages

As you can see, several endpoints were deprecated as Google decided not to bring the related features to the newer Ads API. However, Google Ads steadily releases updates, and we’re keeping a close watch on any new features DataForSEO users might find useful. Hopefully, some of the upcoming versions will let us fill in the existing blanks and deliver brand-new robust solutions to you.

At the same time, many endpoints from the previous version are replicated in the Ads Keyword Data API. While the structure of POST and GET requests has barely changed, there’s a number of request parameters and response fields that are new, have been altered, or removed.

But before we get there, we’d like to introduce you to several major functionality revisions of Google Ads Keyword Data API.

Key changes

With the upgraded version of Google Ads Keyword Data API, you’ll get a few quality enhancements that allow scaling up your operations, while the cost remains intact. At the same time, some of the changes might be rather limiting due to Google’s restrictions. Still, there’s no need to worry.

In this part, we’ll walk you through all of the major points worth noting before everything else.

1 Higher limits

Upon upgrading, you will be able to enjoy the extended capabilities of Google Ads Keyword Data API. Namely, with one API call, you can now analyze keyword metrics for a considerably larger number of keywords. Yet, in Keywords For Keywords and Ads Traffic by Keywords, the request limit has been decreased due to Google’s restrictions.

The bottom line is the prices for Keyword Data API remain the same, so overall you can retrieve more data spending the same amount as before.

The table below will help you to do a quick comparison between the earlier and the new limits.

Endpoints AdWords Ads
Search Volume (request) 700 1,000
Keywords For Site (retrieve) 700 2,000
Keywords For Keywords
(request / retrieve)
200 / up to 700 20 / up to 20,000
Ads Traffic By Keywords (request) 2,500 1,000

2 Strict keyword requirements

The new version has strict requirements for the symbols and keywords you can and cannot specify. In particular, you can use ampersands (&) and accent marks (á), while UTF-8 symbols, non-printable characters and search operators, e.g., “site:”, “OR” are not allowed. You can learn more here.

We also shouldn’t forget about the general Google Ads policies. They equally apply to the new version and you should mind them accordingly. Some examples of restricted keywords include rolex replica, toys for kids, chewing tobacco, sex toys. For more information on restricted keyword categories, please visit our help center.

A few more things that are not new yet worth mentioning:

Uppercase letters will be converted to the lowercase format.
The maximum number of characters for each keyword: 80.
The maximum number of words for each keyword phrase: 10.

3 New traffic estimation

Last but not least, Google Ads Keyword Data API brings a new way to estimate keyword traffic potential (clicks), impressions, and CPC.

The Ads Traffic By Keywords endpoint now returns stats for the specified forecasting time period. While its AdWords-based counterpart was providing past insights with no particular time reference, the new version allows indicating a specific timeframe you’d like to get estimations for. With this change, you can now request data for next week, next month, next quarter, or an interval between exact dates in the future.

You will find more information on the new request parameters from our documentation as well as further in this guide.

New and deprecated fields in DataForSEO Google Ads API

Before migrating to the new version of Google Keyword Data API, we recommend checking new and deprecated parameters. To seamlessly move your project forward, you may have to modify some fields in your POST requests. Below, you will find all the necessary details.

New request parameters

Please note that all the required fields remain unchanged (except for the new limits for the “keywords” array). Yet, Google Ads Keyword Data API introduces several additional features you can implement.

1 Date ranges

You can now specify dates (or a time interval) to get data for a certain period of time.

When using Search Volume, Keywords For Site, Keywords For Keywords endpoints, you can request data for a specific time period from the past up to today’s date.

Parameter Notes
date_from optional field
date format: “yyyy-mm-dd”
minimal value: 2019-07-01
Note: the indicated date cannot be greater than that specified in date_to and/or yesterday’s date;
if you don’t specify this field, data will be returned for the past 12 months
date_to optional field
date format: “yyyy-mm-dd”
Note: the indicated date cannot be greater than yesterday’s date;
if you don’t specify this field, yesterday’s date will be used by default

When using the Ads Traffic By Keywords endpoint, you can request a data forecast for a specific time period in the future starting from tomorrow’s date. Alternatively, you can select a predefined date interval.

Parameter Notes
date_from required field if you specify date_to
date format: “yyyy-mm-dd”
minimum value is tomorrow’s date
the value you specify in date_from shouldn’t be further than date_to
date_to required field if you specify date_from
date format: “yyyy-mm-dd”
minimum value is date_from +1 day
maximum value is current day and month of the next year
date_interval optional field
possible values: next_week, next_month, next_quarter
default value: next_month

2 Sorting

You can now apply the sort_by parameter to sort the results.

When using Search Volume, Keywords For Site, Keywords For Keywords endpoints, you can sort the results by search_volume, competition_index, low_top_of_page_bid, or high_top_of_page_bid in descending order. By default, the results will be sorted according to their search_volume

When using the Ads Traffic By Keywords endpoint, you can sort the results by impressions, ctr, average_cpc, cost, or clicks in descending order. If you do not specify otherwise, the results will be sorted by impressions.

Deprecated request parameters

Below is a list of fields that are deprecated in the new version. However, we’re working on alternative solutions to make the migration process easier for you.

Parameter Endpoints Notes
keywords_negative Keywords For Site, Keywords For Keywords negative keywords are not supported for now but will be added in the nearest future
closely_variants Keywords For Keywords closely variants are not supported in the new version

New response parameters

1 competition, competition_index

In the responses of Search Volume, Keywords For Site, Keywords For Keywords, you will find that competition is represented both by the associated level (competition) and by the 0-100 range (competition_index).

In contrast, the previous version supplied competition as a 0-1 range.

Here’s a quick comparison table to help you match the values.

Competition Indexed value in Ads Indexed value in AdWords
LOW [0, 33] [0.0000, 0.3333]
MEDIUM [34, 66] (0.3333, 0.6667]
HIGH [67, 100] (0.6667, 1.0000]

2 low_top_of_page_bid, high_top_of_page_bid

Instead of CPC, the responses of Search Volume, Keywords For Site, Keywords For Keywords will now supply you with top of page bid estimates. The table below summarizes what the new fields stand for.

Parameter Notes
low_top_of_page_bid minimum bid for the ad to be displayed at the top of the first page
indicates the value greater than about 20% of the lowest bids for which ads were displayed (based on Google Ads statistics for advertisers);
the value may differ depending on the location specified in a POST request
high_top_of_page_bid maximum bid for the ad to be displayed at the top of the first page
indicates the value greater than about 80% of the lowest bids for which ads were displayed (based on Google Ads statistics for advertisers);
the value may differ depending on the location specified in a POST request

3 keyword_annotations

Keywords For Site and Keywords For Keywords now return keyword_annotations object containing concept groups (or top categories) and attributes that may be relevant to the provided keyword idea. For example, if the returned keyword idea is “scary stories to tell in the dark”, you may get the following concepts the term belongs to:

{
  "keyword_annotations": {
    "concepts": [
      {
        "name": "Non-Brands",
        "concept_group": {
          "name": "Non-Brands",
          "type": "NON_BRAND"
        }
      },
      {
        "name": "horror books",
        "concept_group": {
          "name": "Book",
          "type": null
        }
      },
      {
        "name": "horror",
        "concept_group": {
          "name": "Genre",
          "type": null
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

 

This new feature is particularly helpful for quickly grouping suggestions from a large keyword list by the main concept groups.

4 ctr – clickthrough rate

Besides providing a performance forecast for a specific time period, the Ads Traffic By Keywords endpoint will now return a new metric – CTR. Basically, the projected clickthrough rate (CTR) of the advertisement shows a likelihood for an ad to receive clicks. This metric can come in handy for correlating competitor traffic with the number of clicks received through paid campaigns.

Note that the CTR value is based on the number of clicks divided by the number of ad impressions, while the projected clicks and impressions you receive depend on the set forecasting time period.

Deprecated response parameters

Upon upgrading to the new version, you will no longer find the fields listed below in the responses of Search Volume, Keywords For Site, Keywords For Keywords endpoints.

Parameter Notes
cpc cpc data is not supported in the new version
you can use low_top_of_page_bid and high_top_of_page_bid
categories categories are not supported in the new version
you can try using relevant endpoints of DataForSEO Labs API

The following fields will no longer appear in the responses of the Ads Traffic By Keywords endpoint.

Parameter Notes
ad_position_min,
ad_position_max,
ad_position_average
the concept of ad positions is deprecated
cpc_min,
cpc_average,
cpc_max
average cpc historically paid for the keyword is represented by average_cpc
daily_impressions_min,
daily_impressions_max,
daily_impressions_average
only impressions for the specified time period are supported
daily_clicks_min,
daily_clicks_max,
daily_clicks_average
only clicks for the specified time period are supported
daily_cost_min,
daily_cost_max,
daily_cost_average
cost for the specified time period is represented by cost

Response data comparison

Search Volume endpoint, AdWords

{
    "version": "0.1.20210917",
    "status_code": 20000,
    "status_message": "Ok.",
    "time": "3.2083 sec.",
    "cost": 0.075,
    "tasks_count": 1,
    "tasks_error": 0,
    "tasks": [
        {
            "id": "11221825-1535-0093-0000-e27834df50c4",
            "status_code": 20000,
            "status_message": "Ok.",
            "time": "3.1426 sec.",
            "cost": 0.075,
            "result_count": 2,
            "path": [
                "v3",
                "keywords_data",
                "google",
                "search_volume",
                "live"
            ],
            "data": {
                "api": "keywords_data",
                "function": "search_volume",
                "se": "google",
                "language_code": "en",
                "location_code": 2840,
                "keywords": [
                    "Toyota Camry 2020 price",
                    "iphone 13 pro max"
                ],
                "search_partners": true
            },
            "result": [
                {
                    "keyword": "toyota camry 2020 price",
                    "location_code": 2840,
                    "language_code": "en",
                    "search_partners": true,
                    "competition": 0.8995077320869176,
                    "cpc": 3.423206,
                    "search_volume": 6600,
                    "categories": null,
                    "monthly_searches": [
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 10,
                            "search_volume": 2900
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 9,
                            "search_volume": 2400
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 8,
                            "search_volume": 2900
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 7,
                            "search_volume": 2900
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 6,
                            "search_volume": 3600
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 5,
                            "search_volume": 4400
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 4,
                            "search_volume": 5400
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 3,
                            "search_volume": 8100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 2,
                            "search_volume": 8100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 1,
                            "search_volume": 12100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2020,
                            "month": 12,
                            "search_volume": 12100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2020,
                            "month": 11,
                            "search_volume": 14800
                        }
                    ]
                },
                {
                    "keyword": "iphone 13 pro max",
                    "location_code": 2840,
                    "language_code": "en",
                    "search_partners": true,
                    "competition": 1,
                    "cpc": 4.147456,
                    "search_volume": 823000,
                    "categories": null,
                    "monthly_searches": [
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 10,
                            "search_volume": 3350000
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 9,
                            "search_volume": 5000000
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 8,
                            "search_volume": 301000
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 7,
                            "search_volume": 201000
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 6,
                            "search_volume": 135000
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 5,
                            "search_volume": 135000
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 4,
                            "search_volume": 110000
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 3,
                            "search_volume": 90500
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 2,
                            "search_volume": 49500
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 1,
                            "search_volume": 33100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2020,
                            "month": 12,
                            "search_volume": 27100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2020,
                            "month": 11,
                            "search_volume": 27100
                        }
                    ]
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}

 

Search Volume endpoint, Ads

{
    "version": "0.1.20210917",
    "status_code": 20000,
    "status_message": "Ok.",
    "time": "8.4173 sec.",
    "cost": 0.075,
    "tasks_count": 1,
    "tasks_error": 0,
    "tasks": [
        {
            "id": "11221824-1535-0093-0000-ac6bc2453c11",
            "status_code": 20000,
            "status_message": "Ok.",
            "time": "8.3516 sec.",
            "cost": 0.075,
            "result_count": 2,
            "path": [
                "v3",
                "keywords_data",
                "google_ads",
                "search_volume",
                "live"
            ],
            "data": {
                "api": "keywords_data",
                "function": "search_volume",
                "se": "google_ads",
                "language_code": "en",
                "location_code": 2840,
                "keywords": [
                    "Toyota Camry 2020 price",
                    "iphone 13 pro max"
                ],
                "search_partners": true
            },
            "result": [
                {
                    "keyword": "Toyota Camry 2020 price",
                    "spell": "toyota camry 2020 price",
                    "location_code": 2840,
                    "language_code": "en",
                    "search_partners": true,
                    "competition": "HIGH",
                    "competition_index": 90,
                    "search_volume": 6600,
                    "low_top_of_page_bid": 19.66,
                    "high_top_of_page_bid": 119.03,
                    "monthly_searches": [
                        {
                            "year": 2020,
                            "month": 11,
                            "search_volume": 14800
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2020,
                            "month": 12,
                            "search_volume": 12100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 1,
                            "search_volume": 12100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 2,
                            "search_volume": 8100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 3,
                            "search_volume": 8100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 4,
                            "search_volume": 5400
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 5,
                            "search_volume": 4400
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 6,
                            "search_volume": 3600
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 7,
                            "search_volume": 2900
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 8,
                            "search_volume": 2900
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 9,
                            "search_volume": 2400
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 10,
                            "search_volume": 2900
                        }
                    ]
                },
                {
                    "keyword": "iphone 13 pro max",
                    "spell": null,
                    "location_code": 2840,
                    "language_code": "en",
                    "search_partners": true,
                    "competition": "HIGH",
                    "competition_index": 100,
                    "search_volume": 823000,
                    "low_top_of_page_bid": 51.81,
                    "high_top_of_page_bid": 143.48,
                    "monthly_searches": [
                        {
                            "year": 2020,
                            "month": 11,
                            "search_volume": 27100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2020,
                            "month": 12,
                            "search_volume": 27100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 1,
                            "search_volume": 33100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 2,
                            "search_volume": 49500
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 3,
                            "search_volume": 90500
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 4,
                            "search_volume": 110000
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 5,
                            "search_volume": 135000
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 6,
                            "search_volume": 135000
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 7,
                            "search_volume": 201000
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 8,
                            "search_volume": 301000
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 9,
                            "search_volume": 5000000
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 10,
                            "search_volume": 3350000
                        }
                    ]
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}

 


Ads Traffic By Keywords endpoint, AdWords

{
    "version": "0.1.20210917",
    "status_code": 20000,
    "status_message": "Ok.",
    "time": "4.1290 sec.",
    "cost": 0.075,
    "tasks_count": 1,
    "tasks_error": 0,
    "tasks": [
        {
            "id": "11221825-1535-0094-0000-0cea0c6112c2",
            "status_code": 20000,
            "status_message": "Ok.",
            "time": "4.0703 sec.",
            "cost": 0.075,
            "result_count": 2,
            "path": [
                "v3",
                "keywords_data",
                "google",
                "ad_traffic_by_keywords",
                "live"
            ],
            "data": {
                "api": "keywords_data",
                "function": "ad_traffic_by_keywords",
                "se": "google",
                "language_code": "en",
                "location_code": 2840,
                "bid": 999,
                "match": "exact",
                "keywords": [
                    "Toyota Camry 2020 price",
                    "iphone 13 pro max"
                ]
            },
            "result": [
                {
                    "language_code": "en",
                    "location_code": 2840,
                    "bid": 999,
                    "keyword": "toyota camry 2020 price",
                    "match": "exact",
                    "ad_position_min": 1.39,
                    "ad_position_max": 1.13,
                    "ad_position_average": 1.26,
                    "cpc_min": 293.18,
                    "cpc_max": 358.33,
                    "cpc_average": 325.76,
                    "daily_impressions_min": 16.25,
                    "daily_impressions_max": 19.86,
                    "daily_impressions_average": 18.06,
                    "daily_clicks_min": 1.39,
                    "daily_clicks_max": 1.7,
                    "daily_clicks_average": 1.54,
                    "daily_cost_min": 452.32,
                    "daily_cost_max": 552.83,
                    "daily_cost_average": 502.57
                },
                {
                    "language_code": "en",
                    "location_code": 2840,
                    "bid": 999,
                    "keyword": "iphone 13 pro max",
                    "match": "exact",
                    "ad_position_min": 1.29,
                    "ad_position_max": 1.06,
                    "ad_position_average": 1.18,
                    "cpc_min": 444.87,
                    "cpc_max": 543.73,
                    "cpc_average": 494.3,
                    "daily_impressions_min": 73690.44,
                    "daily_impressions_max": 90066.09,
                    "daily_impressions_average": 81878.27,
                    "daily_clicks_min": 3517.41,
                    "daily_clicks_max": 4299.06,
                    "daily_clicks_average": 3908.24,
                    "daily_cost_min": 1738662.08,
                    "daily_cost_max": 2125031.41,
                    "daily_cost_average": 1931846.75
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}

 

Ads Traffic By Keywords endpoint, Ads

{
    "version": "0.1.20210917",
    "status_code": 20000,
    "status_message": "Ok.",
    "time": "3.7285 sec.",
    "cost": 0.075,
    "tasks_count": 1,
    "tasks_error": 0,
    "tasks": [
        {
            "id": "11221827-1535-0094-0000-08e82dcf9df8",
            "status_code": 20000,
            "status_message": "Ok.",
            "time": "3.6661 sec.",
            "cost": 0.075,
            "result_count": 2,
            "path": [
                "v3",
                "keywords_data",
                "google_ads",
                "ad_traffic_by_keywords",
                "live"
            ],
            "data": {
                "api": "keywords_data",
                "function": "ad_traffic_by_keywords",
                "se": "google_ads",
                "language_code": "en",
                "location_code": 2840,
                "bid": 999,
                "match": "exact",
                "keywords": [
                    "Toyota Camry 2020 price",
                    "iphone 13 pro max"
                ],
                "date_interval": "next_month"
            },
            "result": [
                {
                    "keyword": "toyota camry 2020 price",
                    "location_code": 2840,
                    "language_code": "en",
                    "search_partners": false,
                    "bid": 999,
                    "match": "exact",
                    "impressions": 392.26,
                    "ctr": 0.1608,
                    "average_cpc": 245.48,
                    "cost": 15482.71,
                    "clicks": 63.07
                },
                {
                    "keyword": "iphone 13 pro max",
                    "location_code": 2840,
                    "language_code": "en",
                    "search_partners": false,
                    "bid": 999,
                    "match": "exact",
                    "impressions": 1779971.25,
                    "ctr": 0.0925,
                    "average_cpc": 330.4,
                    "cost": 54371666.07,
                    "clicks": 164561.55
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}

 

Migration checklist

Here’s a checklist to help you get started with the migration process:

1 Configure the client

If you’re using our recommended PHP client, you have to change the search engine parameter in POST and GET requests’ URLs. Just replace google with google_ads in the string.

2 Check new and deprecated request fields; modify your POST requests

Aside from changing URL parameters, you may also have to modify parameters in your POST requests. All the required fields remain unchanged, yet there are a few new features that you can find here.

3 Check new and deprecated response fields

The new version introduces a number of new fields in each endpoint. However, you will find that some fields from the old version are now deprecated. See the lists.

4 Test and iterate

This is not an incremental update, so you may need to run a few tests and iterate the POST data parameters to achieve the desired results. We offer a free Sandbox feature to facilitate the process.

Conclusion

Data from the latest version of Google Ads API is now available to DataForSEO users through a separate set of endpoints — DataForSEO Google Ads API.

On April 27, 2022, DataForSEO Google AdWords API will cease functioning following Google’s closure of AdWords API.

To keep your software running successfully and avoid any issues that might occur when Google sunsets its Google AdWords API, we recommend migrating to DataForSEO Google Ads API before April 2022.

DataForSEO is committed to helping all of its customers transition to the new version as soon as possible. Please, don’t hesitate to contact our support team if you have any questions or require assistance with the migration process.

Irene T.

Content Writer at DataForSEO. Irene’s linguistic background and hands-on customer support experience help her brilliantly interpret the most intricate tech topics for any audience. Together with the DataForSEO Content Team, Irene also conducts in-depth researches of the martech industry. Sign up for our newsletter to never miss the latest pieces.

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