Recently Google disavowed “language” setting for some keywords in Keywords Planner, did you notice that?

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For some reasons, the same time Google Ads API stopped returning data for some tasks, so we kept monitoring the situation. Unfortunately, it affected Keywords Data API, especially Search Volume for Keyword and Bulk Keyword Search Volume endpoints.

So, If we specify a task with the “language” field we perhaps face the issue and get “null” result:

Request Sample
https://api.dataforseo.com/v2/kwrd_sv
{
"data":
[
{
"language":"nl",
"loc_name_canonical":"Netherlands",
“key":"netflix”
}
]
}
Response Sample
{
"status": "ok",
"task_id": 311329797,
"results_time": "3.8505 sec.",
"results_count": 1,
"results": [
{
"language": "nl",
"loc_id": 2528,
"key": "netflix",
"cmp": null,
"cpc": null,
"sv": null,
"categories": [],
"ms": null
}

However, the quick workaround we’ve found is removing the “language” parameter from the task at all. This way, you will receive data for sure:

Request Sample
https://api.dataforseo.com/v2/kwrd_sv
{
"data":
[
{
"loc_name_canonical":"Netherlands",
“key":"netflix”
}
]
}
Response Sample
{
"status": "ok",
"task_id": 311336434,
"results_time": "3.8000 sec.",
"results_count": 1,
"results": [
{
"language": null,
"loc_id": 2528,
"key": "netflix",
"cmp": 0.003270440480900299,
"cpc": 0.898862,
"sv": 1220000,
"categories": [
10013,
10103,
10562,
13417,
13575,
13824,
13842
],
"ms": [
{
"year": 2019,
"month": 7,
"count": 1500000
},
{
"year": 2019,
"month": 6,
"count": 1220000
}
.
.
.
]
}
]
}

So, if you used “loc_id”/”loc_name_canonical” parameter along with “language” one, it makes sense to switch its usage only to loc_id or loc_name_canonical and remove the “language” field from your post code.

The data you receive without “language” parameter totally matches Google one. It seems Google applies some changes right now and of course without any notifications. Both Keyword Planner and Ads API were affected by them.

Please, accept our apologies for any inconvenience you faced and kindly apply the necessary changes!