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List of Google Ads Categories for Keywords Data

We use Google product and service categories. This endpoint will provide you with the full list of available categories.
You can also download the CSV file by this link.

Instead of ‘login’ and ‘password’ use your credentials from https://app.dataforseo.com/api-dashboard

<?php
// You can download this file from here https://cdn.dataforseo.com/v3/examples/php/php_RestClient.zip
require('RestClient.php');
$api_url = 'https://api.dataforseo.com/';
try {
	// Instead of 'login' and 'password' use your credentials from https://app.dataforseo.com/api-dashboard
	$client = new RestClient($api_url, null, 'login', 'password');
} catch (RestClientException $e) {
	echo "n";
	print "HTTP code: {$e->getHttpCode()}n";
	print "Error code: {$e->getCode()}n";
	print "Message: {$e->getMessage()}n";
	print  $e->getTraceAsString();
	echo "n";
	exit();
}
try {
	// using this method you can get a list of categories
	// GET /v3/keywords_data/google/categories
	// in addition to 'google' you can also set other search engine
	// the full list of possible parameters is available in documentation
	$result = $client->get('/v3/keywords_data/google/categories');
	print_r($result);
	// do something with result
} catch (RestClientException $e) {
	echo "n";
	print "HTTP code: {$e->getHttpCode()}n";
	print "Error code: {$e->getCode()}n";
	print "Message: {$e->getMessage()}n";
	print  $e->getTraceAsString();
	echo "n";
}
$client = null;
?>

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
  "version": "3.20191128",
  "status_code": 20000,
  "status_message": "Ok.",
  "time": "0.4305 sec.",
  "cost": 0,
  "tasks_count": 1,
  "tasks_error": 0,
  "tasks": [
    {
      "id": "11061103-0696-0120-0000-268044305ce6",
      "status_code": 20000,
      "status_message": "Ok.",
      "time": "0.2547 sec.",
      "cost": 0,
      "result_count": 94933,
      "path": [
        "v3",
        "keywords_data",
        "google",
        "categories"
      ],
      "data": {
        "api": "keywords_data",
        "function": "categories",
        "se": "google"
      },
      "result": [
        {
          "category_code": 10021,
          "category_name": "Apparel",
          "category_code_parent": null
        },
        {
          "category_code": 10178,
          "category_name": "Apparel Accessories",
          "category_code_parent": 10021
        },
        {
          "category_code": 10937,
          "category_name": "Bags & Packs",
          "category_code_parent": 10178
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

By calling this API you will receive the list of categories supported by Google Ads API.

‌‌As a response of the API server, you will receive JSON-encoded data containing a tasks array with the information about available categories.

Field name Type Description
version string the current version of the API
status_code integer general status code
you can find the full list of the response codes here
status_message string general informational message
you can find the full list of general informational messages here
time string execution time, seconds
cost float total tasks cost, USD
tasks_count integer the number of tasks in the tasks array
tasks_error integer the number of tasks in the tasks array returned with an error
tasks array array of tasks
        id string task identifier
unique task identifier in our system in the UUID format
        status_code integer status code of the task
generated by DataForSEO; can be within the following range: 10000-60000
you can find the full list of response codes here
        status_message string informational message of the task
you can find the full list of general informational messages here
        time string execution time, seconds
        cost float cost of the task, USD
        result_count integer number of elements in the result array
        path array URL path
        data array contains the parameters passed in the URL of the GET request
        result array array of results
            category_code integer category code
            category_name string full name of the category
            category_code_parent integer the code of the superordinate category
example:
"category_code": 10178,
"category_name": "Apparel Accessories",
"category_code_parent": 10021

where category_code_parent corresponds to:

"category_code": 10178,
"category_name": "Apparel Accessories"