Since the Yahoo Site Explorer Web Services API is going away at the end of 2010, are there any other web search APIs that offer similar information?

In particular, I'm interested in services similar to Inbound Links API and PageData API.

I've heard a little bit about Majestic SEO, but don't know much about what they can offer in terms of APIs.

Information about them or any other service is much appreciated. :)

  • +1 intersting. Do you know (read somewhere) they are gonna shut down also Yahoo site explorer? Aug 27, 2010 at 13:10
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    @Marco - I believe that's true. It looks like it may be retired in 2012. searchengineland.com/… Aug 27, 2010 at 16:37
  • @Virtuosi Media: the evil Monopoly gobbles whatever comes on its road. Aug 27, 2010 at 17:48
  • FTA linked above: As part of the transition to Bing content systems, we will be shutting down the Webservices API by the end of 2010.
    – Ian
    Aug 27, 2010 at 19:48
  • Ah, you asked about the regular Site Explorer. Yes, this is going away too. Boo. :(
    – Ian
    Aug 27, 2010 at 19:48

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Take a look at the SEOmoz API. I haven't used it, but I generally find that SEOmoz is a smart company that does their homework, so they would be the first place I would check. They have a free version for up to 1 million links, anchor texts, or pages per month and a paid version for a starting rate of $500/month. They also offer developer accounts, but you need to contact them for access.

Edit: Also see Open Site Explorer.


You could try the UrlInfo operation on the Alexa Web Information Service API, the Compete API offers similar stuff but I can't see if they have specifically what you're after. There is a Google Webmaster Tools API but it doesn't look like it has the information you're after, perhaps you could just use the regular search API with the link: or site: operator in your search terms.


Try this one, it's great: http://www.majesticseo.com/

  • Unfortunately they do not allow building of new tools based on their data.
    – Ian
    Nov 29, 2010 at 18:05

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