Google is a company that tries to improve its service periodically because its clients are continuously sending feedback messages, suggesting new features and updates for all the solutions provided by the search giant. AdWords is one of the most popular solutions designed by the company and it allows publishers to place adverts on the search engine result page, offering a chance to increase the popularity and the number of visitors of a specific site.
That’s why the search giant developed The AdWords API Sandbox, a special platform meant to allow tests and debug for new features that were designed to be included in the advertising solution. “When a developer logs in, AdWords accounts are automatically created in the Sandbox, then the developer can create and run campaigns, adgroups, creatives, and other operations on those accounts without incurring any quota. There is no quota on the Sandbox system — users are free to make all the calls they want. All account, campaign, adgroup, creative and criteria data that you submit can be read back as usual,” Google describes the product.
Because the company received a lot of messages that suggested the improvement of the service, Google announced today that its employees are planning a full database maintenance on Friday, January 26 for the API Sandbox service.
“We will perform our regular refresh of the API Sandbox database on Friday, January 26 at approximately 3pm US Pacific Time. Therefore, 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, said on the official blog.