Google Extends AdWords Manual Location Extension Sunset

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In December, Google launched of the Google My Business API aimed at making it easier for big businesses and third parties to integrate with the Google My Business platform and publish updates to customers on Google Search and Google Maps.

The API was actually announced a couple months before that when Google also said it would sunset manual location extensions in AdWords. Today, the company announced some adjustments for that sunset.

In a brief post on the AdWords Developer blog, Timo Bozsolik from the AdWords API team writes, "To give developers more time to migrate their locations from AdWords to Google My Business, we have decided to extend the manual location extensions sunset and voluntary migration deadline beyond March 31."

"Existing locations in AdWords will not be auto-migrated until further notice," he adds.

Google will announced the revised sunset timeline and more details about auto-migration on the AdWords Developer blog sometime in the future. The company apologized to developers for inconveniences it may have caused.

You can learn more about the new Google My Business API here.

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