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Business Data API: Overview

This API is currently based on business reviews and business information publicly shared across Google and Yelp. In particular, you can get Google Reviews and Yelp Reviews, as well as data from Google My Business, Google Hotels, and Yelp Search.

In addition to that, Business Data API encompasses several Social Media endpoints, which can provide you with data on social media interactions associated with a certain page. For now, Social Media API supports three social media platforms: Facebook, Pinterest, and Reddit.

We’re constantly working on increasing the number of datasources available in Business Data API.

Methods

All endpoints of the Social Media API support the Live method of data retrieval only. This method doesn’t require making separate POST and GET requests to the corresponding endpoints and is suitable for systems that require delivering instant results. Google Hotels endpoints support both the Live and the Standard methods.

All other Business Data API endpoints work based on the Standard method of data retrieval. It requires making separate POST and GET requests. Using this method, you can retrieve the results after our system collects them.

Alternatively, you can specify pingback_url or postback_url when setting a task, and we will notify you on completion of tasks or send them to you respectively.

If you do not specify pingback_url or postback_url, you can receive the list of id for all completed tasks using the ‘Tasks Ready’ endpoint. It is designed to provide you with the list of completed tasks, which haven’t been collected yet. Then, you can retrieve the results using the ‘Task GET’ endpoint.

Learn more about task completion and obtaining a list of completed tasks in this help center article.

You can send up to 2000 API calls per minute. Contact us if you would like to raise the limit.

Priorities and cost

The cost can be calculated on the Pricing page. You can check your spending in your account dashboard or by making a separate call to the User Data endpoint