Add Link API
method allows you to add a new link to Link Manager.
Refer to the Rank Ranger API Overview
page for information on how to obtain API access, obtain an API Key, a full list of API methods and error codes.
||The unique API key assigned to your account
||The link source URL
||The link destination URL
||The link manager assigned to the link.
Refer to Manage Users documentation for assistance with creating account sub-users.
|Profile ID (refer to Get All Profiles to obtain a list of Profile IDs.)
||Refer to Manage Contacts for assistance with creating supplier records.
||The text that is linking to the destination URL. If the anchor is an image instead of text, you may enter [image]
||Enter 1 for Paid link, 2 for Non-paid link or 3 for Link Exchange
||Enter header, middle, footer or other
||Optional: can be used if you want to register a paid link price
||Optional: can be used if paid link and you register a link price. Refer to ISO Codes alpha list for country currency codes (for example, United States currency code is USD).
||Optional: can be used to store an invoice number for a paid link
||Optional: Enter the date that the link should be live. Format: YYYY-MM-DD
||Optional: Enter the date that the link is to expire. Format: YYYY-MM-DD
||Optional: you may record your internal notes (max. 255 characters)
|Construct & test API requests in the API Console or follow one of these examples:
https://www.rankranger.com/api/v2/?add_link&key=YourAPIkey&manager_id=12&profile_id=18&supplier_id=1&link_from=https://www.link-source.com&link_to=https://www.link-destination.com&anchor_text=your anchor text&link_type=1&price=25.00&link_currency=USD&start_date=YYYY-MM-DD&link_position=middle
The default output format is XML, if you want JSON simply add "&output=json
" to the end of the string.
You can obtain API Keys per user if your Rank Ranger account has API access by navigating to
2. Connections > API & Connected Apps
3. Click the Generate Key
4. Select a User and add a note (optional)
5. Click the Add
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.
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:
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 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
Search API 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.
- 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.