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SetNegativeSitesToAdGroups REST Template

Adds negative site URLs to the specified ad groups.




The identifier of the campaign that contains the ad groups to which you want to add negative site URLs.

Query Parameters


The negativeSites value is a constant string that indicates that the PUT method is adding negative site URLs to the specified ad groups. The body of the request includes the list of ad group identifiers and the negative site URLs that you want to add to each ad group.

Request Components

The following specifies the HTTP method, supported content types, and base URI to use in your request.

  • HTTP method: PUT

  • Supported content types: XML and JSON

    • To use JSON, your request URL must include the “format=json” query string.

    • The key names that you use for the JSON members are the same as the elements of the XML objects shown in the examples below.

  • Production base URI: https://adcenterapi.microsoft.com/Api/Advertiser/v8/CampaignManagement/CampaignManagementServiceREST.svc

  • Sandbox base URI: Not available.

If the web browser or firewall does not support the PUT method, use the POST method and include the X-HTTP-Method-Override header. Set the X-HTTP-Method-Override header value to PUT.

Request Headers

The following are the headers to include in your request.




The application access token. This header is not used.


The account identifier. For more information, see Account and Customer Identifiers.


The customer identifier. For more information, see Account and Customer Identifiers.


The developer access token.


The user’s logon password.


The user’s logon user name.

Request Body

The following XML fragment shows the elements to use to set the negative site URLs for the specified ad groups. For a description of each element and the header elements that your request must include, see SetNegativeSitesToAdGroupsRequest Message.

<SetNegativeSitesToAdGroupsRequest xmlns="http://schemas.datacontract.org/2004/07/HostedService.CampaignManagementService.Rest" xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
  <AdGroupNegativeSites xmlns:d2p1="https://adcenter.microsoft.com/v8">
      <d2p1:NegativeSites xmlns:a="http://schemas.microsoft.com/2003/10/Serialization/Arrays">

Response Body

The response does not include a body. For a description of the TrackingId header element that the response includes, see SetNegativeSitesToAdGroupsResponse Message.


If an error occurs, the service returns one of the following HTTP error codes.




Bad request, which indicates that the request data contains an error. The response will contain either an ApiFaultDetail or AdApiFaultDetail object that identifies the error. For a list of possible error codes, see Campaign Management Error Codes and Common Error Codes.


Not authorized.


Not found.


Method not allowed, which indicates that the URI template is not correct.


Server error.

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