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Setting Live ‘Google Ads Search Volume’ Tasks


Note that Google Ads Keywords Data API is based on the latest version of the Google Ads API that has replaced legacy Google AdWords API. If you’re using DataForSEO Google AdWords API, you need to upgrade to DataForSEO Google Ads API.

This endpoint will provide you with search volume, monthly searches, competition, and other related data for up to 1000 keywords in a single request. Please note: you can send no more than 12 requests per minute per account using Google Ads Live endpoints.

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();
}
$post_array = array();
// simple way to set a task
$post_array[] = array(
	"location_code" => 2840,
	"keywords" => array(
          "buy laptop",
          "cheap laptops for sale",
          "purchase laptop"
	),
	"date_from"=> "2021-08-01",
	"search_partners"=> true 
);
try {
	// POST /v3/keywords_data/google_ads/search_volume/live
	// the full list of possible parameters is available in documentation
	$result = $client->post('/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/search_volume/live', $post_array);
	print_r($result);
	// do something with post 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": "0.1.20210917",
    "status_code": 20000,
    "status_message": "Ok.",
    "time": "4.2443 sec.",
    "cost": 0.075,
    "tasks_count": 1,
    "tasks_error": 0,
    "tasks": [
        {
            "id": "11231751-2806-0093-0000-bd031aaf7d20",
            "status_code": 20000,
            "status_message": "Ok.",
            "time": "3.9864 sec.",
            "cost": 0.075,
            "result_count": 3,
            "path": [
                "v3",
                "keywords_data",
                "google_ads",
                "search_volume",
                "live"
            ],
            "data": {
                "api": "keywords_data",
                "function": "search_volume",
                "se": "google_ads",
                "location_name": "United States",
                "keywords": [
                    "buy laptop",
                    "cheap laptops for sale",
                    "purchase laptop"
                ]
            },
            "result": [
                {
                    "keyword": "buy laptop",
                    "spell": null,
                    "location_code": 2840,
                    "language_code": null,
                    "search_partners": false,
                    "competition": "HIGH",
                    "competition_index": 100,
                    "search_volume": 6600,
                    "low_top_of_page_bid": 41.22,
                    "high_top_of_page_bid": 264.2,
                    "monthly_searches": [
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 10,
                            "search_volume": 5400
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 9,
                            "search_volume": 5400
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 8,
                            "search_volume": 6600
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 7,
                            "search_volume": 6600
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 6,
                            "search_volume": 6600
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 5,
                            "search_volume": 6600
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 4,
                            "search_volume": 8100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 3,
                            "search_volume": 6600
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 2,
                            "search_volume": 5400
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 1,
                            "search_volume": 6600
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2020,
                            "month": 12,
                            "search_volume": 6600
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2020,
                            "month": 11,
                            "search_volume": 8100
                        }
                    ]
                },
                {
                    "keyword": "cheap laptops for sale",
                    "spell": null,
                    "location_code": 2840,
                    "language_code": null,
                    "search_partners": false,
                    "competition": "HIGH",
                    "competition_index": 100,
                    "search_volume": 14800,
                    "low_top_of_page_bid": 18.47,
                    "high_top_of_page_bid": 181.22,
                    "monthly_searches": [
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 10,
                            "search_volume": 9900
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 9,
                            "search_volume": 12100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 8,
                            "search_volume": 14800
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 7,
                            "search_volume": 12100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 6,
                            "search_volume": 12100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 5,
                            "search_volume": 12100
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 4,
                            "search_volume": 14800
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 3,
                            "search_volume": 22200
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 2,
                            "search_volume": 14800
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 1,
                            "search_volume": 22200
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2020,
                            "month": 12,
                            "search_volume": 22200
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2020,
                            "month": 11,
                            "search_volume": 18100
                        }
                    ]
                },
                {
                    "keyword": "purchase laptop",
                    "spell": null,
                    "location_code": 2840,
                    "language_code": null,
                    "search_partners": false,
                    "competition": "HIGH",
                    "competition_index": 100,
                    "search_volume": 390,
                    "low_top_of_page_bid": 46.04,
                    "high_top_of_page_bid": 306.49,
                    "monthly_searches": [
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 10,
                            "search_volume": 390
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 9,
                            "search_volume": 320
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 8,
                            "search_volume": 390
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 7,
                            "search_volume": 390
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 6,
                            "search_volume": 390
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 5,
                            "search_volume": 390
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 4,
                            "search_volume": 480
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 3,
                            "search_volume": 480
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 2,
                            "search_volume": 390
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2021,
                            "month": 1,
                            "search_volume": 480
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2020,
                            "month": 12,
                            "search_volume": 320
                        },
                        {
                            "year": 2020,
                            "month": 11,
                            "search_volume": 480
                        }
                    ]
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}

All POST data should be sent in the JSON format (UTF-8 encoding). The task setting is done using the POST method. When setting a task, you should send all task parameters in the task array of the generic POST array. You can send up to 2000 API calls per minute.

You will get information for every single keyword in an array.

You can send up to 1000 keywords in one keywords array. Our system will charge your account per each request, no matter what number of keywords an array has, the price for 1 or 1000 keywords will be the same.

Below you will find a detailed description of the fields you can use for setting a task.

Description of the fields for setting a task:

optional field

Field name Type Description
keywords array keywords
required field
The maximum number of keywords you can specify: 1000
The maximum number of characters for each keyword: 80
The maximum number of words for each keyword phrase: 10
the keywords you specify will be converted to a lowercase format
Note: Google Ads may return no data for certain groups of keywords
visit our Help Center to learn more
Also note that Google Ads doesn’t allow using certain symbols and characters (e.g., UTF symbols, emojis), so you can’t use them when setting a task;
to learn more about which symbols can be used, please refer to this article
location_name string full name of search engine location
optional field
if you do not indicate the location, you will receive worldwide results, i.e., for all available locations;
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify location_code or location_coordinate
you can receive the list of available locations of the search engine with their location_name by making a separate request to https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/locations
example:
London,England,United Kingdom
location_code integer search engine location code
optional field
if you do not indicate the location, you will receive worldwide results, i.e., for all available locations;
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify location_name or location_coordinate;
you can receive the list of available locations of the search engines with their location_code by making a separate request to https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/locations
example:
2840
location_coordinate string GPS coordinates of a location
optional field
if you do not indicate the location, you will receive worldwide results, i.e., for all available locations;
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify location_name or location_code;
location_coordinate parameter should be specified in the “latitude,longitude” format;
the data will be provided for the country the specified coordinates belong to;
example:
52.6178549,-155.352142
language_name string full name of search engine language
optional field
you can receive the list of available languages of the search engine with their language_name by making a separate request to https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/languages
example:
English
language_code string search engine language code
optional field
you can receive the list of available languages of the search engine with their language_code by making a separate request to https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/google_ads/languages
example:
en
search_partners boolean include Google search partners
optional field
if you specify true, the results will be delivered for owned, operated, and syndicated networks across Google and partner sites that host Google search;
default value: false – results are returned for Google search sites
date_from string starting date of the time range
optional field
date format: "yyyy-mm-dd"
minimal value: 4 years from the current date
Note: the indicated date cannot be greater than that specified in date_to and/or past month, Google Ads does not return data on the current month;
if you don’t specify this field, data will be returned for the past 12 months
date_to string ending date of the time range
optional field
Note: the indicated date cannot be greater than past month, Google Ads does not return data on the current month; ;
if you don’t specify this field, yesterday’s date will be used by default
date format: "yyyy-mm-dd"
example:
"2022-11-30"
sort_by string results sorting parameters
optional field
use these parameters to sort the results by relevance, search_volume, competition_index, low_top_of_page_bid, or high_top_of_page_bid in the descending order
default value: relevance
tag string user-defined task identifier
optional field
the character limit is 255
you can use this parameter to identify the task and match it with the result
you will find the specified tag value in the data array of the response


As a response of the API server, you will receive JSON-encoded data containing a tasks array with the information specific to the set tasks.

Description of the fields in the results array:

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
Note: we strongly recommend designing a necessary system for handling related exceptional or error conditions
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 the 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 same parameters that you specified in the POST request
        result array array of results
            keyword string keyword
keyword is returned with decoded %## (plus symbol ‘+’ will be decoded to a space character)
            spell string correct spelling of the keyword
Note:if the keyword in the POST array appears to be misspelled, data will be returned for the correctly spelled keyword;
we use the functionality of Google Ads API to check and validate the spelling of keywords, learn more by this link
            location_code integer location code in a POST array
if there is no data, then the value is null
            language_code string language code in a POST array
if there is no data, then the value is null
            search_partners boolean indicates whether data from partner networks included in the response
            competition string competition
represents the relative amount of competition associated with the given keyword in paid SERP only;
this value is based on Google Ads data and can take the following values: HIGH, MEDIUM, LOW;
if there is no data the value is null;
learn more about the metric in this help center article
            competition_index integer competition
represents the relative amount of competition associated with the given keyword in paid SERP only;
this value is based on Google Ads data and can be between 0 and 100 (inclusive);
if there is no data the value is null;
learn more about the metric in this help center article
            search_volume integer monthly average search volume rate;
represents either the (approximate) number of searches for the given keyword idea on google.com or google.com and partners, depending on the user’s targeting;
if there is no data then the value is null
            low_top_of_page_bid float 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 float 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
            monthly_searches array monthly searches
represents the (approximate) number of searches on this keyword idea (as available for the past twelve months by default), targeted to the specified geographic locations;
if there is no data then the value is null
                year integer year
                month integer month
                search_volume integer monthly average search volume rate

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