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Rank Top 100 API

The rank_top100 method returns up to the top 100* landing pages ranking for a campaign keyword and search engine on a specific date. Results include date, search engine ID, rank, landing page URL, and SERP meta title.  For Google desktop and mobile search engines, notation of special SERP result indicator if any exist in the results (e.g., search box, HTTPS, rating, etc.), and SERP Meta Title.

Rank Top 100 is one of our SEO Intelligence Search API methods that allows you to view the top 100 SERP results tracked in a campaign. Data is available for Google, Google Maps, Google Mobile, Yahoo!, Bing, Yandex & Baidu.

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

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.

*If the search engine provides less than 100 results for a keyword, then the API returns only the number of results that were available during the rank tracking for that keyword.


API Options & Restrictions


You can add a special Google SERP Features API add-on package to this Top 100 API that includes the description field for each of the Google top 100 results, plus search page indicators including Knowledge Graph, Carousel, Answer Box, Local Pack, Image Pack, News Pack, Paid results and more.

API package capacity can be upgraded at any time.

Multiple types of API packages (Rank Top 100 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
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

se_id int Search Engine ID
int Campaign ID number
results int Number of days' data (up to 10)
Do not use with date parameter
show_title string Option to include SERP Link Title in top 100 results
string Optional: The Batch request may be used to obtain results in batches of 200 keywords at a time. This option requires the parameters batch_start=X&batch_limit=200, where X equals the beginning of the batch.  To request the first 200 keywords in a campaign, this is an example request:
The request for the next batch would start with 201, for example:
Do not use date and keyword parameters when choosing the batch option
exclude_nr_ind=true string Option to exclude the "no results" text string from the API response



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

Rank Top 100 for specific date

Rank Top 100 for a date range

Rank Top 100 Batch Request

The request for the next batch would start with 201, for example:

Rank Top 100 for a specific date including SERP Link Title

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


Including Google SERP Features:


If the &results=2 (any number up to 10) is used, then the data for each date displays in batches of 100

Refer to the Google SERP Features API for examples of results that include Carousels, Knowledge Graphs, a variety of Answer Boxes, Image Blocks, SERP News, Local Packs, and Paid Results.

Response less than 100 Results

If you receive less than 100 results for a keyword via this API, there can be some logical reasons. Based on our ongoing research of the SERPs, these are the most likely causes of a change in the total number of API results when comparing time periods:

Campaign Changes
A change in the total number of keywords being tracked on different dates (i.e., deleting or adding campaigns or batches of keywords)

Google Index
The Google Index doesn't contain 100 results for the keyword based on the campaign's search engine settings.

Page One Orangic Results Count
Our API reports rank data for the first 10 pages of the search results and Google does not always provide 10 results on page 1. Organic results count on Page 1 can range between 5 and 10 results, this is tracked and reported by our SERP Features Tool.

Google Removal of Results
Google omits results that they have received complaints about (refer to Google Removal Policies for details). When Google removes content, they display a statement below the last search result explaining why they have removed results. For example, in a top 100 search for "vikings torrents" Google removed 45 results.

The message varies depending upon the type of violation, the above example relates to DMCA. 

Refer to Google's support topics for more information:

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.

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