Removing legacy geo targeting locations from AdWords API

Starting in January 2016, we’ll be cleaning up some older geo targeting locations in the AdWords API. On January 21, 2016, the targetingStatus of these locations will be changed to PHASING_OUT, and they will be completely removed in an upcoming version of the API.

Most of the targets we're removing are no longer used. However, there are a few with some traffic, and these largely fall into two categories:
  • Criteria that are duplicates of other criteria. You should migrate these as soon as possible for consistency. Any that are not migrated by the time the criteria are removed will be automatically migrated to the new criteria IDs.
  • Criteria that designate places that no longer exist, but previously were meaningful targets.
Please see our developers site for a complete list of IDs affected.

If you have any questions about this change, or other questions about the AdWords API, please contact us via the forum or the Ads Developers Plus Page.