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Adwords API Discrepancy

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Hey everyone,


I'm using the Adwords API to download reports on a daily basis and I'm seeing a weird discrepancy between what I get from the API and what I see in the interface.


What's weird is that the API shows more clicks than the interface.

I even created a report that compares clicks for each keyword ID on each day of the month to see maybe it was a one time thing but no, this problem occurs across all of my campaigns and on random days in the month.

The total result was that API showed for a given month 60K clicks, and in the interface I got 57,700. 

How is that possible? Did anyone experience the same thing?

Many thanks,

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Re: Adwords API Discrepancy

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I haven''t personally experienced this. I would recommend you get in touch with a Google representative and let know about your concerns.

- Stephen

Re: Adwords API Discrepancy

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Hi Idan,


I am not a specialist in API, however, as far as I know such discrepancies do occur from time to time. E.g. I recall that in January 2014 some specific discrepancies were caused by the fact that mobile app placements were not yet supported via the API in those days. The API guys reside at a different location, for more information, please do check out AdWords API Forum