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Google Related Search API

The google_related_api method provides up to 10 keyword results from Google related search. 

Google Suggested Search Results API

Google Related Search API is one of our SEO Intelligence Search API methods, data is available for Google, including localized versions.

Data Retention: data generated by this API is stored for 60 days.

Please contact us with the number of keywords and search engines you'd like this data for, along with the frequency (e.g., daily, weekly or monthly), and we'll provide you with information regarding a custom SERP API package and pricing.


API Options & Restrictions


API package capacity can be upgraded at any time.

Multiple types of API packages (Rank Top 50 Daily with SERP Features, Google Suggested Search Monthly, etc.) can exist in one account.
IMPORTANT! When creating new campaigns you must be careful to select the correct package for the new campaign because you:
  • Cannot transfer keywords or campaigns between Reporting Platform and API packages or between different types of API packages.
  • Cannot change an existing API package to a different type (e.g., Rank Top50 to Google Suggested Search).
  • Cannot change the frequency (e.g. from Monthly to Daily) of an existing API package.

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.


key string The unique API key assigned to your account
keyword string Keyword
se_id int Search Engine ID
int Campaign ID number
date yyyy-mm-dd Requested data date
Optional: Date Range can be called using
(for up to a span of 10 days)
If date is used, then do not include the results parameter

results int Number of days' data (up to 10)
Do not use with date parameter



Construct & test API requests in the API Console or follow one of these examples:

Google Related Search for the most recent 2 results

Google Related Search for a specific date

Google Related Search for a specific date range

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

Sample Response

Words that display in bold print in the Google Related search results are enclosed in <b> </b> tags in the API response.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<tracking-data provider="rankranger" date="02/01/2016" time="12:28:59" status="ok" >
 - <results>
   ---  <details>
    ---  </details>
     --- <search_results>
             <search_result>camera <b>prices</b></search_result>
             <search_result>camera <b>online</b></search_result>
             <search_result>camera <b>reviews</b></search_result>
             <search_result><b>sony</b> camera</search_result>
             <search_result>camera <b>download</b></search_result>
             <search_result>camera <b>history</b></search_result>
             <search_result><b>olympus</b> camera</search_result>
             <search_result>camera <b>app</b></search_result>
     --- </search_results>
  -- </result>
 - </results>

Keyword Identifier is an optional user defined field that can be used when adding a keyword to a campaign.
Up to 10 results are displayed, dependent upon the actual number of Google results for the keyword on the specified date(s).

If no results are found for a keyword on the specified search engine, then no results displays like this:
<result>no results</result>

API Query Limits

You can run an unlimited number of queries through the API.
  • Only data from your Rank Ranger account can be pulled through the API.
  • Rank Ranger APIs can pull up to 100 queries per minute.
If more than 10,000 API GETs per hour is required, then there is an option available at an additional throughput fee.

API Console: Construct & Test API Requests

Using the Method options information, you can construct and test API requests using Rank Ranger's API Console (accessed via Tools > Utilities in the top navigation and the API Console link in the bottom navigation when you're logged into your account).  Simply:
  • Select the desired Method
  • Complete the applicable fields based on the specific method (e.g., Campaign ID, Package ID, Profile ID, Date Range, Domain URL, Keyword)
  • Click the Generate button
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 applications.

Rank Ranger API Testing Tool

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

Developer API Methods

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