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News 7 min read May 29, 2019

Quick And Easy Backlink Analysis With Serpstat API Is Now Available

Quick And Easy Backlink Analysis With Serpstat API Is Now Available

Stacy Mine
Editor at Serpstat
We all value time and always try to manage it efficiently. Since SEOs often have unbelievable amounts of data to analyze, they spend a lot of time processing and analyzing the SEO reports. Here comes the need to implement the API technology, which can help you with this task.
Now you can perform Backlink Analysis with the help of Serpstat API: you can crawl referring pages, anchors, and landing pages not only in the Serpstat interface but also through the API and receive reports in JSON format. The backlink documentation is based on Postman — a program for running APIs.
We've created the Serpstat Website SEO Checker which allows you to find out the key metrics of any site in just a few clicks.
To examine a domain, you don't need to open Serpstat in a new tab - all necessary data is available with one click directly on the site!
Click on the icon and you'll get multiple SEO metrics about a domain or page: visibility, traffic, keywords, top competitors in the region, etc.
Read the post to learn about the benefits of the updated Serpstat checker.

What is API, and what advantages does it offer for SEOs?

API (Application Programming Interface) allows users to access specific functions or components of a tool. The API lets you query the Serpstat server and retrieve data without having to use the tool's interface.
Let's take a look at some of the key benefits of using APIs:
Possibility to upload and analyze a large amount of data
Automation of SEO routine processes
Saving time for the development of additional integrations
Creation of custom reports

How do you start working with API?

As an example, I'll show you how to work with the API.
Follow the link and create a file copy if you are a Postman user:
Otherwise, you can copy the code and use it in any convenient interface.
Add the address where you want to send a request. In our case, it's the URL of the Serpstat server. So, add the following link:
Then confirm that you are a Serpstat user: enter your personal token. You can find it in your profile:
Copy the token and enter it in the server URL field instead of {{token}}. Line:{{token}}.

How do you analyze the backlinks of your website with Serpstat API?

#1 RFQ creation

To send a request to Serpstat servers, you should specify a method that you want to use to generate the report. This example shows how to apply the .getNewBacklinks method:
  • method shows what data we will get in the final report. In this case, it's about new referring links
  • query is a domain or page that you want to analyze
  • searchType: choose "url" for the URL analysis or "domain" for the domain analysis
  • page & size determines the pagination of the report. In this example, we get a page with 10 lines in the report.

# 2 Report

This is how the report for the query .getNewBacklinks looks like:
  • url_from: referring page
  • url_to: landing page
  • link_text: anchor text of the link (if available)
  • nofollow: Yes / No = 0/1
  • noindex: Yes / No = 0/1
  • links_ext shows how many external links a page contains shown in the Url_from field
  • redirect: Yes / No = 0/1
  • spr: Serpstat Page Rank
  • str: Serpstat Trust Rank
  • organic: Yes / No = 0/1
  • ip: IP address of the referring source
  • first_seen: when the link was first found
  • last_visited: when the link was last found.

    Available API methods of Backlink Analysis

    There are currently 6 backlink analysis methods that correspond to the reports in the Serpstat interface.
    Below are:

    SerpstatBacklinksProcedure.getSummaryData allows you to find data that is available in the Overview report.
    • SerpstatBacklinksProcedure.getNewBacklinks and SerpstatBacklinksProcedure.getLostBacklinks allows you to analyze new and lost backlinks for a URL or domain
    • SerpstatBacklinksProcedure.getRefDomains provides data for referring domains for a URL or domain
    • SerpstatBacklinksProcedure.getTopPages displays pages of your domain that have a maximum number of referring domains
    • SerpstatBacklinksProcedure.getOutlinks parses outbound links from your site.

    We also have API methods for other Serpstat tools as well as SDK scripts that work with our APIs. You can read more in our articles:
    Regardless of whether you are a seasoned API user or not, this short guide will make your SEO routine much easier, especially if you need a fast backlink analysis. Please follow the updates in this article for more Serpstat API capabilities.

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