The Google Adwords API team has a blog post entitled Version 3 Shutdown Today which states

Please take note… per our announcement on May 12, we will shutdown Version 3 of the API today.

Please make sure you have migrated your applications to Version 4 in order to ensure uninterrupted service. You can find more information about Version 4 (including the release notes) at

-- Rohit Dhawan, Product Manager

This is in compliance with the Adwords API versioning policy which states that once a new version of the WSDL for the Adwords API Web service is shipped, the old Web service end point stops being supported 2 months later. That's gangsta.

Thanks to Mark Baker for the link.


Friday, July 14, 2006 1:44:13 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Dare - forgive me for not being hip with the slang but writing "That's gangsta" is that you saying it's a good thing or bad thing?

Like that's a bomb ... meaning it's cool. But a bomb in movie terms is bad. Grr.
Friday, July 14, 2006 4:42:22 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
It's kinda both. It is such a 'gorilla pimp' move that I am impressed by it. It's not something I would ever do at work but our constraints are different.
Friday, July 14, 2006 8:33:51 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Wow, that's crazy! Sucks to be an AdWords developer. As if developers are just sitting around waiting for the chance to re-code their systems just to stay in place. Fun.
Saturday, July 15, 2006 7:45:31 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
This is really lame. If you're going to release an API it should be supported for longer than two months after a new version comes out. I'd love to hear the thoughts of Jeff Barr (Amazon's Web Service evangelist, on this.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006 6:10:15 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Amazon and Ebay do the same thing, you get what you pay for.
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