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Setting ‘Search Volume’ Tasks


This endpoint will provide you with search volume data for the last month, search volume trend for the last year (that will let you estimate search volume dynamics), current cost-per-click and competition values for paid search.

This is the Standard method of data retrieval. If you don’t need to receive data in real-time, this method is the best option for you. Set a task and retrieve the results when our system collects them. Execution time depends on the system workload.

If your system requires delivering instant results, the Live method will be a better solution. This method doesn’t require making separate POST and GET requests to the corresponding endpoints.

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/';
try {
   // Instead of 'login' and 'password' use your credentials from https://app.dataforseo.com/api-dashboard
   $client = new RestClient($api_url, null, 'login', 'password');
} 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";
   exit();
}
$post_array = array();
// simple way to set a task
$post_array[] = array(
   "location_name" => "United States",
   "keywords" => array(
      "average page rpm adsense"
   )
);
// after a task is completed, we will send a GET request to the address you specify
// instead of $id and $tag, you will receive actual values that are relevant to this task
$post_array[] = array(
   "language_code" => "en",
   "location_code" => 2840,
   "keywords" => array(
      "adsense blank ads how long"
   ),
   "tag" => "some_string_123",
   "pingback_url" => 'https://your-server.com/pingscript?id=$id&tag=$tag'
);
// after a task is completed, we will send a POST request to the address you specify
// instead of $id and $tag, you will receive actual values that are relevant to this task
$post_array[] = array(
   "location_name" => "United States",
   "language_name" => "English",
   "keywords" => array(
      "leads and prospects"
   ),
   "postback_url" => "https://your-server.com/postbackscript"
);
try {
   // POST /v3/keywords_data/bing/search_volume/task_post
   $result = $client->post('/v3/keywords_data/bing/search_volume/task_post', $post_array);
   print_r($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": "0.1.20200130",
  "status_code": 20000,
  "status_message": "Ok.",
  "time": "0.0882 sec.",
  "cost": 0.15,
  "tasks_count": 3,
  "tasks_error": 0,
  "tasks": [
    {
      "id": "01302137-1535-0110-0000-0e331e74ba75",
      "status_code": 20100,
      "status_message": "Task Created.",
      "time": "0.0017 sec.",
      "cost": 0.05,
      "result_count": 0,
      "path": [
        "v3",
        "keywords_data",
        "bing",
        "search_volume",
        "task_post"
      ],
      "data": {
        "api": "keywords_data",
        "function": "search_volume",
        "se": "bing",
        "location_name": "London,England,United Kingdom",
        "keywords": [
          "average page rpm adsense"
        ]
      },
      "result": null
    },
    {
      "id": "01302137-1535-0110-0000-af164848a289",
      "status_code": 20100,
      "status_message": "Task Created.",
      "time": "0.0020 sec.",
      "cost": 0.05,
      "result_count": 0,
      "path": [
        "v3",
        "keywords_data",
        "bing",
        "search_volume",
        "task_post"
      ],
      "data": {
        "api": "keywords_data",
        "function": "search_volume",
        "se": "bing",
        "language_code": "en",
        "location_code": 2840,
        "keywords": [
          "adsense blank ads how long"
        ],
        "pingback_url": "https://your-server.com/pingscript?id=$id&tag=$tag",
        "tag": "some_string_123"
      },
      "result": null
    },
    {
      "id": "01302137-1535-0110-0000-6aa9f0d703d5",
      "status_code": 20100,
      "status_message": "Task Created.",
      "time": "0.0021 sec.",
      "cost": 0.05,
      "result_count": 0,
      "path": [
        "v3",
        "keywords_data",
        "bing",
        "search_volume",
        "task_post"
      ],
      "data": {
        "api": "keywords_data",
        "function": "search_volume",
        "se": "bing",
        "language_code": "en",
        "location_code": 2840,
        "keywords": [
          "leads and prospects"
        ],
        "postback_url": "https://your-server.com/postbackscript"
      },
      "result": null
    }
  ]
}

All POST data should be sent in the JSON format (UTF-8 encoding). 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, with each POST call containing no more than 100 tasks. If your POST call contains over 100 tasks, the tasks over this limit will return the 40006 error.

You will get information for every single keyword in an array.

You can send up to 200 keywords in one keywords array. Our system will charge your account per request, no matter what number of keywords an array has, the price for 1 or 200 keywords will be the same.

You can also retrieve the results of completed tasks using the unique task identifier id. Alternatively, we can send them to you as soon as they are ready if you specify the postback_url or pingback_url when setting a task. Note that if your server doesn’t respond within 10 seconds, the connection will be aborted by timeout, and the task will be transferred to the tasks_ready list. The error code and message depend on your server’s configuration.

See Help Center to learn more about using pingbacks and postbacks with DataForSEO APIs.

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 keywords
required field
The maximum number of keywords you can specify: 200
The maximum number of characters for each keyword: 100
the specified keywords will be converted to lowercase, data will be provided in a separate array
location_name string full name of search engine location
optional field if you specify location_code or location_coordinate
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify location_code or location_coordinate
you can receive the list of available locations of the search engine with their location_name by making a separate request to https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/bing/locations
example:
London,England,United Kingdom
location_code integer search engine location code
optional field if you specify location_name or location_coordinate
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify location_name or location_coordinate
you can receive the list of available locations of the search engines with their location_code by making a separate request to https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/bing/locations
example:
2840
location_coordinate string GPS coordinates of a location
optional field if you specify location_name or location_code
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify location_name or location_code
location_coordinate parameter should be specified in the “latitude,longitude” format
the data will be provided for the country the specified coordinates belong to
example:
52.6178549,-155.352142
language_name string full name of search engine language
optional field if you specify language_code
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify language_code
supported languages:
English, French, German
language_code string search engine language code
optional field if you specify language_name
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify language_name
supported languages:
en, fr, de
device string device type
optional field
specify this field if you want to get the data for a particular device typepossible values: all, mobile, desktop, tablet
default value: all
sort_by string results sorting parameters
optional field
Use these parameters to sort the results by search_volume, cpc, competition or relevance in the descending order
default value: relevance
date_from string starting date of the time range
optional field
if you don’t specify this field, data will be provided for the last 12 months
minimal value: 2019-12-01
date format: "yyyy-mm-dd"
example:
"2019-08-15"
date_to string ending date of the time range
optional field
if you don’t specify this field, data will be provided for the last 12 months
date format: "yyyy-mm-dd"
example:
"2020-03-15"
postback_url string return URL for sending task results
optional field
once the task is completed, we will send a POST request with its results compressed in the gzip format to the postback_url you specified
you can use the ‘$id’ string as a $id variable and ‘$tag’ as urlencoded $tag variable. We will set the necessary values before sending the request.
example:
http://your-server.com/postbackscript?id=$id
http://your-server.com/postbackscript?id=$id&tag=$tag
Note: special symbols in postback_url will be urlencoded;
i.a., the # symbol will be encoded into %23
pingback_url string notification URL of a completed task
optional field
when a task is completed we will notify you by GET request sent to the URL you have specified
you can use the ‘$id’ string as a $id variable and ‘$tag’ as urlencoded $tag variable. We will set the necessary values before sending the request
example:
http://your-server.com/pingscript?id=$id
http://your-server.com/pingscript?id=$id&tag=$tag
Note: special symbols in pingback_url will be urlencoded;
i.a., the # symbol will be encoded into %23
search_partners boolean Bing search partners type
optional field
if you specify true, the results will be delivered for owned, operated, and syndicated networks across Bing, Yahoo, AOL and partner sites that host Bing, AOL, and Yahoo search.
default value: false – results are returned for Bing, AOL, and Yahoo search networks
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 tasksarray
tasks_error integer the number of tasks in the tasks array returned with an error
tasks array array of tasks
        id string unique task identifier in our system
unique task identifier 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 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
in this case, the value will be null

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