Google launches new AdSense Host API v4.1

Google has announced a new version of Google AdSense Host APIs, called v4.1. Learn more about Google AdSense APIs and the AdSense revenue sharing program.

Google today announced a new version of Google AdSense Host API, which they named v4.1. Even though the change in version number indicate a minor change, Google indicated this is a major change with a ton of new features in the AdSense Host APIs. Read more about the AdSense Host API v4.1 release.

This announcement also comes with the announcement of deprecation of API v3.0. The AdSense API v3 will no longer work after January 1, 2013.

What is Google AdSense Host APIs?

Google AdSense Host APIs, formerly known as Google AdSense APIs is a set of APIs for websites to interact with Google AdSense program and implement AdSense revenue sharing programs.

To participate in the AdSense Host API program, you need your own AdSense account and should apply to become a Host API user. Once you are approved as a Host Api user, your AdSense account will be promoted as a Host AdSense account. A Host AdSense account can be used to call AdSense APIs to create new AdSense accounts for the website members. The newly created AdSense accounts will be associated with the Host AdSense account and the Host account can call various APIs to retrieve reporting information from the associated accounts (called 'Publisher AdSense Accounts'). Publisher accounts can remove association with Host account anytime through their AdSense dashboard. Learn more about AdSense Host API program and find out how to implement AdSense API revenue sharing in your website.

The AdSense Host APIs can be used for various operations like create new AdSense account (subject to approval from Google), associate an existing AdSense account with the website, retrieve reporting data, generate Ad code for the associated AdSense accounts etc.

AdSense Management API

The AdSense Management API is different from AdSense Host API. While the Host API allow revenue sharing with multiple AdSense accounts, the Management API is for retrieving reporting data from your own AdSense account. You can read more about the differences between Management API and Host API.

Any AdSense account owner can start using the Management APIs without any long process of review and approval of your implementation. Learn more about AdSense Management API.

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