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Adwords API changes in July
Any more news on this.....
michaelbs




msg:1112849
 1:40 pm on Jun 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Goolge announced that there would be new charges from july 1st, and stated this

"In June we will launch an API registration micro-site that provides more details on these new billing processes and procedures. Please note that certain developers, such as those who design proprietary applications to advertise their own businesses, may be exempt from a portion of these fees and terms. The registration micro-site will provide more details on these exemptions."

Its getting close to the change over and as yet i've not seen any info.

Anyone know about the micro-site they mention.

 

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:1112850
 5:14 pm on Jun 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Michaelbs, the most up-to-date sources of information on the AdWords API may be found by following the "Support Resources" links on the left hand side of the API home page @ [google.com...]

AWA

jtara




msg:1112851
 8:30 pm on Jun 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Wow, what a uesless response.

Does the "micro site" exist? If so, where? Where is the list of exemptions? Or are we just supposed to wade around looking for them?

As usual, we are expected to just wait until the announced date, and then scramble.

Everybody clear you calendar for July 1. And we can all probably forget about hot dogs and fireworks. :(

I note that Google employees will be conviently absent for the holiday when it hits the fan. Timing could not have been worse.

eWhisper




msg:1112852
 11:25 pm on Jun 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

I think the issue stems from the fact Google informed people there would be a charge, website, etc and then hasn't released many other details.

The date has been changed a couple times, but the only place I'm hearing any of this info is from Google directly, not thorough Google announcement channels (emails, blog, etc).

Even if people just knew that the date has been pushed back, and the new estimates, a lot of the communication issues about the new API charge/quota system would be fixed.

Of course, it's possible this info was released and it's just difficult to find on the blog.

jtara




msg:1112853
 11:32 pm on Jun 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Google informed people there would be a charge, website, etc and then hasn't released many other details.

The date has been changed a couple times, but the only place I'm hearing any of this info is from Google directly

Exactly.

The baffling thing is, Google has done this to us several times. Not just on this issue. They make vague announcements, move the date without making public announcements (while privately telling select individuals), announce resources that are then not forthcoming, and then - wham!

Why is it obvious to everyone but Google that they have a serious communication problem that they are not addressing?

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:1112854
 11:56 pm on Jun 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

Wow, what a uesless response.

In the absence of definitive information that I can pass on, my response was meant to point folks to the place where they could expect to find that definitive information as it becomes available. Hopefully, this will prove useful to some.

Even if people just knew that the date has been pushed back, and the new estimates, a lot of the communication issues about the new API charge/quota system would be fixed.

Point well taken, eWhisper.

Why is it obvious to everyone but Google that they have a serious communication problem that they are not addressing?

This point well taken as well, jtara. If this doesn't improve over the coming months, you may blame me.

AWA

eWhisper




msg:1112855
 4:01 am on Jun 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

If this doesn't improve over the coming months, you may blame me.

Wow! That sounds like quite a challenge you're undertaking. I've not seen you seemingly take quite a stance like this before.

Glad to see it. If there's someone at Google who can take this stand and make it work - its definitely you :)

shorebreak




msg:1112856
 9:18 am on Jun 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Most public companies' communication skills are inversely proportional to their stock price. With AWA, GoogleGuy 1&2, Google has IMO managed to do better than most, while necessarily keeping much of its strategy & tactics concealed from competitors for as long as possible.

-Shorebreak

michaelbs




msg:1112857
 10:49 am on Jun 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your reply AWA and greatly appreciate your attitude to communication issue.

Look forward to hearing some news on API issue as soon as you have any.

AdWordsAdvisor




msg:1112858
 5:50 pm on Jun 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

This is a bit off-topic to the thread - but there were some interesting comments in the last few posts I wanted to respond to...

Wow! That sounds like quite a challenge you're undertaking. I've not seen you seemingly take quite a stance like this before.

Yep, nothing like making a public statement to motivate one to meet one's goals, eh? ;)

... Google has IMO managed to do better than most, while necessarily keeping much of its strategy & tactics concealed from competitors for as long as possible.

Thanks for that, shorebreak - and thanks also for understanding (and saying out loud) that clear and concise public communication is not always as simple as one might think.

Thanks for your reply AWA and greatly appreciate your attitude to communication issue.

A pleasure, and I'll be doing my best to follow through. By the way, the reason that I've had less time to post here (and for AWA2 to join me on the forum) is to allow me more time to tool up for this.

AWA

michaelbs




msg:1112859
 10:16 am on Jun 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

I see on the blog that the date has been pushed back to October 1st and registration in August. But still there are no details on exactly what the changes will be and who is affected. The old announcment stated:

"Please note that certain developers, such as those who design proprietary applications to advertise their own businesses, may be exempt from a portion of these fees and terms. The registration micro-site will provide more details on these exemptions."

Does anyone understand what this means or maybe have a better explination.

The new announcment says it is delayed due to developers not having enough time to impliment code changes etc. but if we dont know what the changes are then how can we plan the changes in advance.

jtara




msg:1112860
 3:14 pm on Jun 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

I see that customer communications initiative is off to a good start... ;)

peer_esv




msg:1112861
 7:49 am on Jun 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

"In June we will launch an API registration micro-site that provides more details on these new billing processes and procedures. Please note that certain developers, such as those who design proprietary applications to advertise their own businesses, may be exempt from a portion of these fees and terms. The registration micro-site will provide more details on these exemptions."

This basically means that big companies like eBay, that has developed in house applications using the API will get free quotas.

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