What is the most efficient way of obtaining a snapshot of multiple accounts? RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    We are an agency currently managing several accounts. We want to have an up-to-date local snapshot of all our accounts, to be updated once per day.

    Let's forget the performance data for a moment. My question is what is the most efficient wayto obtaining the account structure? Let's say all account, campaign, ad group and keyword ID's, Name and Status.

    We currently do this by generating a cross-account keyword summary report. This will give us everything we need except the status. Then there is the Search Query report, which will give us the status but not the keywords. In alternative, we could use the API to cascade query information about each element, for instance: Get all accounts and for each account, get all campaign, then for campaign get all ad groups,  then for each ad groups, key all keywords. But that does not sound like an efficient thing to do every morning.

    I would greatly appreciate any input you may have about this.

    Kind regards,

    Roman Lynx

    Friday, August 27, 2010 2:26 PM

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