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Keyword Research API



The Keyword Research API method provides a list of keyword suggestions, including:
  • Keyword
  • Type (related keyword, questions, related topic)
  • Average search volume
  • Relevance score
The daily usage limit for this API is based on package capacity.

Refer to Rank Ranger API Overview page for information on how to obtain API access, obtain an API Key, error codes and a full list of API methods.




 
 

Parameters

 
key string The unique API key assigned to your account
keyword string Keyword
se_id int Search Engine ID, refer to Search Engine List API method 
keyword_res_filter
string Keyword Results Filter options:
  • none  (All Results)
  • related  (Related Keywords)
  • questions (Keywords in the format of a question)
  • topics (Related Topics)
results_limit_per_type string Optional: Limits the number of results per keyword results filter type
Example: results_limit_per_type=20 will provide up to 20 results for the keyword_res_filter option selected
package_id int The Rank Ranger Package ID can be obtained by running the Get Packages Info API
Packages have a capacity for Site Explorer requests, and this API utilizes that capacity. 
output string Output format options:
  • &output=xml  (this is the default format)
  • &output=json
    Either of these parameters can be added to the json output parameter:
    • &output=json&json_strict=true 
      (forces the results to come back as array instead of objects) 
    • &output=json&json_arr=true 
      (causes the entire json to be wrapped as array)


Example Requests

 

Construct & test Keyword Research API requests in the API Console or follow one of these examples:
Keyword Research for all types, limited to 20 results per type
https://www.rankranger.com/api/v2/?keyword_research_api&key=YourAPIkey&keyword=your-keyword&se_id=XXX&keyword_res_filter=none&results_limit_per_type=20&package_id=XXXX&output=xml

Keyword Research for Keywords in Question format, limited to 100 results
https://www.rankranger.com/api/v2/?keyword_research_api&key=YourAPIkey&keyword=your-keyword&se_id=XXX&keyword_res_filter=questions&results_limit_per_type=100&package_id=XXXX&output=json

Keyword Research for Related Topics with no limit on the number of results
https://www.rankranger.com/api/v2/?keyword_research_api&key=YourAPIkey&keyword=your-keyword&se_id=XXX&keyword_res_filter=topics&package_id=XXXX&output=xml


The default output is in XML format, if you would like the output to be json the you will need to add &output=json at the end of the string

Response Example

             
 


How to Generate New API Keys


You can obtain API Keys per user if your Rank Ranger account has API access by navigating to
1. Account  
2. Connections > API & Connected Apps
3. Click the Generate Key button
4. Select a User and add a note (optional)
5. Click the Add button

Generate API Key

How to Obtain API Access


If you see an error message when accessing the Account > Connections > API & Connected Apps screen, then to obtain API access you will need to upgrade to a package that includes API access by completing a custom package request form or contacting Rank Ranger support with your requirements.

API Console: Construct & Test API Requests


Referencing the parameters information that is listed in the specific API method documentation, you can construct and test API requests in Rank Ranger's API Console by navigating to:

1. Tools
2. Utilities
3. API Console
4. Select the Method and complete the applicable fields
5. Click the Generate button
6.Test your API method by clicking the launch URL icon and view your results. Once your results are as you want them, copy that URL into your own application and modify as needed for each request.

Rank Ranger API Testing Tool

API Query Limits


Rank Ranger APIs can pull up to 100 queries per minute. If more than 10,000 API GET requests per hour is required, then there is an option available at an additional throughput fee, contact customer service for assistance.

Rank Reporting Method Limits
  • Rank Data & Research Reporting API methods can only provide data from campaigns tracking in your Rank Ranger account.
  • You can run an unlimited number of queries through the API.
Search API Method Limits
  • SEO Intelligence API method query limits are based on the number of units purchased for your custom plan (e.g., 1 unit = 1 keyword tracked on 1 search engine, 1 time).
  • Search API plans do not include access to the reporting platform.

Developer API Methods

API Error Codes


Code Text Description
101 Invalid Method
Method does not exist, check your syntax
102 Invalid API Key
The API Key inserted is invalid, check for key accuracy
103 Invalid Domain
The Domain requested is invalid or does not exist in your account
104 Invalid Date
The selected date range or syntax is invalid
105 Invalid Keyword
The Keyword does not exist in this campaign 
202 Invalid Campaign Name
The Campaign name is invalid or missing
203 Invalid Primary URL
The Primary URL is invalid or missing
204 Invalid Campaign ID
The Campaign ID is invalid or missing
208 Invalid Search Engine
Invalid Search Engine ID
210 Keyword already exists
The Keyword already exists in this campaign
211 Keywords exist in campaign
You need to delete Keywords from this campaign before trying to delete the campaign
212 Invalid Package ID
Invalid Package ID
215 Custom White Label URL is already in use for another campaign
The Custom URL that you have selected for your White Label Portal is in use by another campaign, please select a different URL
400 No Results
No results were found
401 Limit Reached
You have reached the maximum number of Campaigns allowed in your package



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