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Bulk Keyword Difficulty


This endpoint will provide you with the Keyword Difficulty metric for a maximum of 1,000 keywords in one API request. Keyword Difficulty stands for the relative difficulty of ranking in the first top-10 organic results for the related keyword. Keyword Difficulty in DataForSEO API responses indicates the chance of getting in top-10 organic results for a keyword on a logarithmic scale from 0 to 100.

You can learn more about how we calculate this metric in this help center article.

Instead of ‘login’ and ‘password’ use your credentials from https://app.dataforseo.com/api-dashboard

<?php
// You can download this file from here https://cdn.dataforseo.com/v3/examples/php/php_RestClient.zip
require('RestClient.php');
$api_url = 'https://api.dataforseo.com/';
// Instead of 'login' and 'password' use your credentials from https://app.dataforseo.com/api-dashboard
$client = new RestClient($api_url, null, 'login', 'password');

$post_array = array();
// simple way to set a task
$post_array[] = array(
	"keywords" => [
		"dentist new york",
		"pizza brooklyn",
		"car dealer los angeles"
	],
	"language_name" => "English",
	"location_code" => 2840
);
try {
   // POST /v3/dataforseo_labs/bing/bulk_keyword_difficulty/live
   $result = $client->post('/v3/dataforseo_labs/bing/bulk_keyword_difficulty/live', $post_array);
   print_r($result);
   // do something with post result
} catch (RestClientException $e) {
   echo "n";
   print "HTTP code: {$e->getHttpCode()}n";
   print "Error code: {$e->getCode()}n";
   print "Message: {$e->getMessage()}n";
   print  $e->getTraceAsString();
   echo "n";
}
$client = null;
?>

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
  "version": "0.1.20220216",
  "status_code": 20000,
  "status_message": "Ok.",
  "time": "0.0760 sec.",
  "cost": 0.0103,
  "tasks_count": 1,
  "tasks_error": 0,
  "tasks": [
    {
      "id": "03152027-1535-0392-0000-eb07d058a334",
      "status_code": 20000,
      "status_message": "Ok.",
      "time": "0.0215 sec.",
      "cost": 0.0103,
      "result_count": 1,
      "path": [
        "v3",
        "dataforseo_labs",
        "bing",
        "bulk_keyword_difficulty",
        "live"
      ],
      "data": {
        "api": "dataforseo_labs",
        "function": "bulk_keyword_difficulty",
        "se_type": "bing",
        "keywords": [
          "dentist new york",
          "pizza brooklyn",
          "car dealer los angeles"
        ],
        "location_code": 2840,
        "language_code": "en"
      },
      "result": [
        {
          "se_type": "bing",
          "location_code": 2840,
          "language_code": "en",
          "total_count": 3,
          "items_count": 3,
          "items": [
            {
              "se_type": "bing",
              "keyword": "car dealer los angeles",
              "keyword_difficulty": null
            },
            {
              "se_type": "bing",
              "keyword": "dentist new york",
              "keyword_difficulty": 65
            },
            {
              "se_type": "bing",
              "keyword": "pizza brooklyn",
              "keyword_difficulty": 49
            }
          ]
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

All POST data should be sent in the JSON format (UTF-8 encoding). The task setting is done using the POST method. When setting a task, you should send all task parameters in the task array of the generic POST array. You can send up to 2000 API calls per minute.

Below you will find a detailed description of the fields you can use for setting a task.

Description of the fields for setting a task:

Field name Type Description
keywords array target keywords
required field
UTF-8 encoding
maximum number of keywords you can specify in this array: 1000
each keyword should be at least 3 characters long;
the keywords will be converted to lowercase format
location_name string full name of the location
required field if don’t specify location_code
you can receive the list of available locations with their location_name by making a separate request to the
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/dataforseo_labs/locations_and_languages
example:
United Kingdom
location_code integer location code
required field if don’t specify location_name
you can receive the list of available locations with their location_code by making a separate request to the
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/dataforseo_labs/locations_and_languages
example:
2840
language_name string full name of the language
required field if don’t specify language_code
you can receive the list of available languages with their language_name by making a separate request to the
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/dataforseo_labs/locations_and_languages
example:
English
language_code string language code
required field if don’t specify language_name
you can receive the list of available languages with their language_code by making a separate request to the
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/dataforseo_labs/locations_and_languages
example:
en
tag string user-defined task identifier
optional field
the character limit is 255
you can use this parameter to identify the task and match it with the result
you will find the specified tag value in the data object of the response

As a response of the API server, you will receive JSON-encoded data containing a tasks array with the information specific to the set tasks.

Description of the fields in the results array:

Field name Type Description
version string the current version of the API
status_code integer general status code
you can find the full list of the response codes here
Note: we strongly recommend designing a necessary system for handling related exceptional or error conditions
status_message string general informational message
you can find the full list of general informational messages here
time string execution time, seconds
cost float total tasks cost, USD
tasks_count integer the number of tasks in the tasks array
tasks_error integer the number of tasks in the tasks array returned with an error
tasks array array of tasks
        id string task identifier
unique task identifier in our system in the UUID format
        status_code integer status code of the task
generated by DataForSEO; can be within the following range: 10000-60000
you can find the full list of the response codes here
        status_message string informational message of the task
you can find the full list of general informational messages here
        time string execution time, seconds
        cost float cost of the task, USD
        result_count integer number of elements in the result array
        path array URL path
        data object contains the same parameters that you specified in the POST request
        result array array of results
            se_type string search engine type
            location_code integer location code in a POST array
if there is no data, then the value is null
            language_code string language code in a POST array
if there is no data, then the value is null
            total_count integer total amount of results in our database relevant to your request
            items_count integer the number of results returned in the items array
            items array contains keywords and related keyword difficulty scores
                        se_type string search engine type
                        keyword string keyword in a POST array
                        keyword_difficulty integer difficulty of ranking in the first top-10 organic results for a keyword
indicates the chance of getting in top-10 organic results for a keyword on a logarithmic scale from 0 to 100;
calculated by analysing, among other parameters, link profiles of the first 10 pages in SERP;
learn more about the metric in this help center guide

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