Get keyword theme and budget recommendations

The Google Ads API exposes two services that recommend configuration details when creating Smart campaigns. The KeywordThemeConstantService generates a set of keyword themes using a word or phrase, region code, and language code. The SmartCampaignSuggestService uses those keyword themes along with information about the business being advertised to suggest daily budget amounts.

Get keyword theme constants

A keyword theme is a single word or phrase that represents a group of related search terms. For example "bakery" is related to "bakery near me" and "local bakery." They are represented in the Google Ads API by the KeywordThemeConstant resource.

Given a word or phrase, the KeywordThemeConstantService can provide multiple KeywordThemeConstants, which can then be used to get daily budget suggestions, as well as to create Smart campaigns.

Python

def _get_keyword_theme_constants(client, keyword_text):
    """Retrieves KeywordThemeConstants for the given criteria.

    Args:
        client: an initialized GoogleAdsClient instance.
        keyword_text: a keyword used for generating keyword themes.

    Returns:
        a list of KeywordThemeConstants.
    """
    keyword_theme_constant_service = client.get_service(
        "KeywordThemeConstantService"
    )
    request = client.get_type("SuggestKeywordThemeConstantsRequest")
    request.query_text = keyword_text
    request.country_code = _COUNTRY_CODE
    request.language_code = _LANGUAGE_CODE

    response = keyword_theme_constant_service.suggest_keyword_theme_constants(
        request=request
    )

    print(
        f"Retrieved {len(response.keyword_theme_constants)} keyword theme "
        f"constants using the keyword: '{keyword_text}'"
    )
    return response.keyword_theme_constants

Ruby

# Retrieves keyword_theme_constants for the given criteria.
def get_keyword_theme_constants(client, keyword_text)
  response = client.service.keyword_theme_constant.suggest_keyword_theme_constants(
    query_text: keyword_text,
    country_code: COUNTRY_CODE,
    language_code: LANGUAGE_CODE,
  )

  puts "Retrieved #{response.keyword_theme_constants.size} keyword theme" \
    "constants using the keyword: '#{keyword_text}'"

  response.keyword_theme_constants
end

Get suggested budget amount

The SmartCampaignSuggestService has a SuggestSmartCampaignBudgetOptions method that will suggest three tiers of daily budget options when given a set of keyword themes and business details. The tiers are low, high, and recommended, and each option also includes an estimated minimum and maximum number of daily clicks.

Python

def _get_budget_suggestion(
    client, customer_id, business_location_id, keyword_theme_infos,
):
    """Retrieves a suggested budget amount for a new budget.

    Using the SmartCampaignSuggestService to determine a daily budget for new
    and existing Smart campaigns is highly recommended because it helps the
    campaigns achieve optimal performance.

    Args:
        client: an initialized GoogleAdsClient instance.
        customer_id: a client customer ID.
        business_location_id: the ID of a Google My Business location.
        keyword_theme_infos: a list of KeywordThemeInfos.

    Returns:
        a daily budget amount in micros.
    """
    sc_suggest_service = client.get_service("SmartCampaignSuggestService")
    request = client.get_type("SuggestSmartCampaignBudgetOptionsRequest")
    request.customer_id = customer_id
    # You can retrieve suggestions for an existing campaign by setting the
    # "campaign" field of the request equal to the resource name of a campaign
    # and leaving the rest of the request fields below unset:
    # request.campaign = INSERT_CAMPAIGN_RESOURCE_NAME_HERE

    # Since these suggestions are for a new campaign, we're going to
    # use the suggestion_info field instead.
    suggestion_info = request.suggestion_info

    # Add the URL of the campaign's landing page.
    suggestion_info.final_url = _LANDING_PAGE_URL

    # Construct location information using the given geo target constant. It's
    # also possible to provide a geographic proximity using the "proximity"
    # field on suggestion_info, for example:
    #
    # suggestion_info.proximity.address.post_code = INSERT_POSTAL_CODE
    # suggestion_info.proximity.address.province_code = INSERT_PROVINCE_CODE
    # suggestion_info.proximity.address.country_code = INSERT_COUNTRY_CODE
    # suggestion_info.proximity.address.province_name = INSERT_PROVINCE_NAME
    # suggestion_info.proximity.address.street_address = INSERT_STREET_ADDRESS
    # suggestion_info.proximity.address.street_address2 = INSERT_STREET_ADDRESS_2
    # suggestion_info.proximity.address.city_name = INSERT_CITY_NAME
    # suggestion_info.proximity.radius = INSERT_RADIUS
    # suggestion_info.proximity.radius_units = RADIUS_UNITS
    #
    # For more information on proximities see:
    # https://developers.google.com/google-ads/api/reference/rpc/latest/ProximityInfo
    location = client.get_type("LocationInfo")
    # Set the location to the resource name of the given geo target constant.
    location.geo_target_constant = client.get_service(
        "GeoTargetConstantService"
    ).geo_target_constant_path(_GEO_TARGET_CONSTANT)
    # Add the LocationInfo object to the list of locations on the
    # suggestion_info object. You have the option of providing multiple
    # locations when using location-based suggestions.
    suggestion_info.location_list.locations.append(location)

    # Add the KeywordThemeInfo objects to the SuggestionInfo object.
    suggestion_info.keyword_themes.extend(keyword_theme_infos)

    # If provided, add the GMB location ID.
    if business_location_id:
        suggestion_info.business_location_id = business_location_id

    # Add a schedule detailing which days of the week the business is open.
    # This schedule describes a schedule in which the business is open on
    # Mondays from 9am to 5pm.
    ad_schedule_info = client.get_type("AdScheduleInfo")
    # Set the day of this schedule as Monday.
    ad_schedule_info.day_of_week = client.get_type(
        "DayOfWeekEnum"
    ).DayOfWeek.MONDAY
    # Set the start hour to 9am.
    ad_schedule_info.start_hour = 9
    # Set the end hour to 5pm.
    ad_schedule_info.end_hour = 17
    # Set the start and end minute of zero, for example: 9:00 and 5:00.
    zero_minute_of_hour = client.get_type("MinuteOfHourEnum").MinuteOfHour.ZERO
    ad_schedule_info.start_minute = zero_minute_of_hour
    ad_schedule_info.end_minute = zero_minute_of_hour
    suggestion_info.ad_schedules.append(ad_schedule_info)

    # Issue a request to retrieve a budget suggestion.
    response = sc_suggest_service.suggest_smart_campaign_budget_options(
        request=request
    )

    # Three tiers of options will be returned, a "low", "high" and
    # "recommended". Here we will use the "recommended" option. The amount is
    # specified in micros, where one million is equivalent to one currency unit.
    recommendation = response.recommended
    print(
        f"A daily budget amount of {recommendation.daily_amount_micros} micros "
        "was suggested, garnering an estimated minimum of "
        f"{recommendation.metrics.min_daily_clicks} clicks and an estimated "
        f"maximum of {recommendation.metrics.max_daily_clicks} per day."
    )

    return recommendation.daily_amount_micros

Ruby

# Retrieves a suggested budget amount for a new budget.
# Using the smart_campaign_suggest_service to determine a daily budget for new
# and existing Smart campaigns is highly recommended because it helps the
# campaigns achieve optimal performance.
def get_budget_suggestion(
  client,
  customer_id,
  business_location_id,
  keyword_theme_infos)

  # Since these suggestions are for a new campaign, we're going to
  # use the suggestion_info field instead.
  suggestion_info = client.resource.smart_campaign_suggestion_info do |si|
    # Adds the URL of the campaign's landing page.
    si.final_url = LANDING_PAGE_URL
    # Constructs location information using the given geo target constant. It's
    # also possible to provide a geographic proximity using the "proximity"
    # field on suggestion_info, for example:
    # si.proximity = client.resource.proximity_info do |proximity|
    #   proximity.address = client.resource.address_info do |address|
    #     address.post_code = INSERT_POSTAL_CODE
    #     address.province_code = INSERT_PROVINCE_CODE
    #     address.country_code = INSERT_COUNTRY_CODE
    #     address.province_name = INSERT_PROVINCE_NAME
    #     address.street_address = INSERT_STREET_ADDRESS
    #     address.street_address2 = INSERT_STREET_ADDRESS_2
    #     address.city_name = INSERT_CITY_NAME
    #   end
    #   proximity.radius = INSERT_RADIUS
    #   proximity.radius_units = :INSERT_RADIUS_UNIT_ENUM
    # end
    #
    # For more information on proximities see:
    # https://developers.google.com/google-ads/api/reference/rpc/latest/ProximityInfo
    si.location_list = client.resource.location_list do |loc_list|
      # Adds the location_info object to the list of locations on the
      # suggestion_info object. You have the option of providing multiple
      # locations when using location-based suggestions.
      loc_list.locations << client.resource.location_info do |li|
        li.geo_target_constant = client.path.geo_target_constant(GEO_TARGET_CONSTANT)
      end
    end
    # Adds the keyword_theme_info objects to the suggestion_info object.
    si.keyword_themes += keyword_theme_infos
    # If provided, add the GMB location ID.
    if business_location_id
      si.business_location_id = business_location_id.to_i
    end
    # Adds a schedule detailing which days of the week the business is open.
    # This schedule describes a schedule in which the business is open on
    # Mondays from 9am to 5pm.
    si.ad_schedules += [
      client.resource.ad_schedule_info do |as|
        # Sets the day of this schedule as Monday.
        as.day_of_week = :MONDAY
        # Sets the start hour to 9:00am.
        as.start_hour = 9
        as.start_minute = :ZERO
        # Sets the end hour to 5:00pm.
        as.end_hour = 17
        as.end_minute = :ZERO
      end
    ]
  end

  # Issues a request to retrieve a budget suggestion.
  response = client.service.smart_campaign_suggest.suggest_smart_campaign_budget_options(
    customer_id: customer_id,
    suggestion_info: suggestion_info,
  )

  # Three tiers of options will be returned, a "low", "high" and
  # "recommended". Here we will use the "recommended" option. The amount is
  # specified in micros, where one million is equivalent to one currency unit.
  recommendation = response.recommended
  puts "A daily budget amount of #{recommendation.daily_amount_micros} micros" \
    " was suggested, garnering an estimated minimum of" \
    " #{recommendation.metrics.min_daily_clicks} clicks and an estimated" \
    " maximum of #{recommendation.metrics.max_daily_clicks} per day."

  recommendation.daily_amount_micros
end