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Marketing Dashboard Public Access API

The set_web_dashboard method allows you to manage access to a Marketing Dashboard for any campaign by creating a custom URL or enabling public access, resetting public access and then disabling public access.

One example currently in use by some customers is to enable Public URL in the campaign settings (access is only available to users who have the link).
  • Your customer logs into a secure area on your company website where they can view a variety of data or make changes to their account, and in that UI is a button to access reports. 
  • When the UI button is clicked, the Public URL link opens and your customer is transported to the white label Marketing Dashboard. 
  • Shortly after it's been clicked your system is programmed to automatically send a Reset Public URL API request. The response your system receives back from our system provides you with the new Public URL that will be assigned to the button and used the next time your customer clicks the reports button.
Another way to accomplish this is that when the UI button is clicked:
  • The Enable Public URL API is run and your system retrieves the response Public URL from our system and transports the user directly into the white label Marketing Dashboard without the requirement to enter login credentials. 
  • Some time after the link is enabled, your system is programmed to send a Disable Public URL API request to our system, this allows the user to complete their session but not log back in until they enter via your system.

Use of the optional Profile ID or Profile Reference ID parameter allows you to show additional campaigns in one marketing dashboard.

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.

web dashboard example



key string The unique API key assigned to your account
campaign_id or


The campaign ID (can be obtained using the package_campaigns method)

Optional: your internal reference_id can be used instead of campaign_id if this parameter exists in the campaign (refer to Add Campaign or Update Campaign methods).
Share Access Options
  • direct_public_access=enabled – for enabling public access to a campaign in Marketing Dashboard
  • reset_public_url=true – for voiding a used URL and resetting a new public URL, this request returns the new public access URL
  • direct_public_access=disabled – for disabling public access (e.g., when a session ends)
  • custom_url= to create a custom URL for a campaign
  • profile_id or use your internal profile_ref_id to view multiple campaigns in one white label dashboard. This parameter must already exist in your account (refer to Add Profile) and be referenced in each of the campaigns General Settings > Advanced settings that you want to display in 1 single sign-on dashboard.  Refer to Get All Profiles to obtain a list of Profile IDs. HTML and CSS code must be added to the Marketing Dashboard in order for this feature to display, refer to the Single Sign-on instructions in the Marketing Dashboard documentation.
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)

Construct & test API requests in the API Console
or follow one of the examples below.

Public Access Enable/Disable Example


Public Access Enabled

Public Access Disabled

Public Access Enable/Disable Response

Public Access Enabled

Public Access Disabled

Reset Public Access Example

Reset Public Access Response


This request returns the new public access URL

Custom URL Example

Custom URL Response


Your Reference ID & Profile Reference ID Example

Your Reference IDs Response


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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