TargetingIdeaService with more than 1 CountryTarget always returning 0 in MonthlySearchVolumeAttribute

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Jeff Menard

Oct 27, 2010, 3:13:39 PM10/27/10
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I'm using the TargetingIdeaService to get keyword suggestions from a
seed keyword and the count from the MonthlySearchVolumeAttribute of
the returned suggestions.

When using the CountryTargetSearchParameter, it works well when the
country code array contains only 1 item (ex: 'US'),
but when it contains more than 1 item (ex: 'CA','US'), the keyword
suggestions are returned, but all their MonthlySearchVolumeAttribute
counts are at 0.

Is there a problem with targeting more than one country in the

Here are the different results I get:
Seed word: Stoves
Country: 'US'
First 5 results:
stoves 550000
wood stoves 165000
pellet stoves 165000
wood burning stoves 90500
wood burn stoves 90500

Country: 'CA'
First 5 results:
stoves 60500
wood stoves 22200
pellet stoves 18100
wood for wood burning stoves 5400
wood burning wood stoves 5400

Countries: 'CA','US'
First 5 results:
stoves 0
wood burning stoves 0
contemporary wood burning stoves 0
wood burning stoves uk 0
wood burning stoves for sale 0

AdWords API Advisor

Oct 29, 2010, 8:33:32 PM10/29/10
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Hi Jeff,

Thank you for reporting this issue. We recently identified the
problem and a fix is in the works that should be available next week.

- Eric Koleda, AdWords API Team
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