Google Adds Pricing Model To Google AdWords API: Opens Commercial Use

Word comes from the Google API blog that Google has changed the AdWords API Beta Program. They will be specifically modifying the quota allocation system & pricing model, which requires an updated terms and conditions to allow use of the API for commercial reasons. Starting July 1st, 2006 the free AdWords API will be fee based, charging a fee of “$0.25/1000 quota units consumed.” This will allow AdWords API developers to “commercialize their applications,” the new terms can be previewed here. It seems as if, the fees may be associated with only commercial tools. The blog post specifically reads; “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.”

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