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OnPage API Page Screenshot

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Using this endpoint, you can capture a full high-quality screenshot of any webpage. In this way, you can review the target page as the DataForSEO crawler and Googlebot see it.

Your account will be charged per each page screenshot.

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 get a result
$post_array[] = array(
   "url" => "https://dataforseo.com/apis"
);
try {
   // POST /v3/on_page/page_screenshot
   // the full list of possible parameters is available in documentation
   $result = $client->post('/v3/on_page/page_screenshot', $post_array);
   print_r($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": "0.1.20220428",
    "status_code": 20000,
    "status_message": "Ok.",
    "time": "6.3639 sec.",
    "cost": 0.004,
    "tasks_count": 1,
    "tasks_error": 0,
    "tasks": [
        {
            "id": "05061850-1535-0444-0000-698f746278b6",
            "status_code": 20000,
            "status_message": "Ok.",
            "time": "6.3053 sec.",
            "cost": 0.004,
            "result_count": 1,
            "path": [
                "v3",
                "on_page",
                "page_screenshot"
            ],
            "data": {
                "api": "on_page",
                "function": "page_screenshot",
                "url": "https://dataforseo.com/apis"
            },
            "result": [
                {
                    "crawl_progress": "finished",
                    "error_message": null,
                    "items_count": 1,
                    "items": [
                        {
                            "image": "https://api.dataforseo.com/cdn/screenshot/05061850-1535-0444-0000-698f746278b6"
                        }
                    ]
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}

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 requests per minute, with each request containing no more than 20 tasks. The maximum number of simultaneous requests you can send is limited to 30.

Description of the fields for setting a task:

Field name Type Description
url string page url
required field
absolute URL of the page to snap
note: if the URL you indicate here returns a 404 status code or the indicated value is not a valid URL, you will obtain "error_message":"Screenshot is empty" in the response array
accept_language string language header for accessing the website
optional field
all locale formats are supported (xx, xx-XX, xxx-XX, etc.)
note: if you do not specify this parameter, some websites may deny access; in this case, you will obtain "error_message":"Screenshot is empty" in the response array
custom_user_agent string custom user agent
optional field
custom user agent for crawling a website
example: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_15_5) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/83.0.4103.116 Safari/537.36

default value: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; RSiteAuditor)
browser_preset string preset for browser screen parameters
optional field
if you use this field, you don’t need to indicate browser_screen_width, browser_screen_height, browser_screen_scale_factor

possible values:
desktop, mobile, tablet

desktop preset will apply the following values:

browser_screen_width: 1920
browser_screen_height: 1080
browser_screen_scale_factor: 1

mobile preset will apply the following values:

browser_screen_width: 390
browser_screen_height: 844
browser_screen_scale_factor: 3

tablet preset will apply the following values:

browser_screen_width: 1024
browser_screen_height: 1366
browser_screen_scale_factor: 2

browser_screen_width integer browser screen width
optional field
you can set a custom browser screen width to perform audit for a particular device;
if you use this field, you don’t need to indicate browser_preset as it will be ignored;

minimum value, in pixels: 240
maximum value, in pixels: 9999

browser_screen_height integer browser screen height
optional field
you can set a custom browser screen height to perform audit for a particular device;
if you use this field, you don’t need to indicate browser_preset as it will be ignored;

minimum value, in pixels: 240
maximum value, in pixels: 9999

browser_screen_scale_factor float browser screen scale factor
optional field
you can set a custom browser screen resolution ratio to perform audit for a particular device;
if you use this field, you don’t need to indicate browser_preset as it will be ignored;

minimum value: 0.5
maximum value: 3

full_page_screenshot boolean take a screenshot of the full page
optional field
set to false if you want to capture only the part of the page displayed before scrolling
default value: true
enable_javascript boolean load javascript on a page
optional field
set to true if you want to load the scripts available on a page
default value: false
Note: if you use this parameter, additional charges will apply; learn more about the cost of tasks with this parameter in our help article; the cost can be calculated on the Pricing Page
custom_js string custom javascript
optional field

Note that the execution time for the script you enter here should be 700 ms maximum

for example, you can use the following JS snippet to check if the website contains Google Tag Manager as a scr attribute:
let meta = { haveGoogleAnalytics: false, haveTagManager: false };\r\nfor (var i = 0; i < document.scripts.length; i++) {\r\n let src = document.scripts[i].getAttribute(\"src\");\r\n if (src != undefined) {\r\n if (src.indexOf(\"analytics.js\") >= 0)\r\n meta.haveGoogleAnalytics = true;\r\n\tif (src.indexOf(\"gtm.js\") >= 0)\r\n meta.haveTagManager = true;\r\n }\r\n}\r\nmeta;

the returned value depends on what you specified in this field. For instance, if you specify the following script:
meta = {}; meta.url = document.URL; meta.test = 'test'; meta;
as a response you will receive the following data:
"custom_js_response": {
"url": "https://dataforseo.com/",
"test": "test"
}

Note: if you use this parameter, additional charges will apply; learn more about the cost of tasks with this parameter in our help article; the cost can be calculated on the Pricing Page

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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
            crawl_progress string status of the crawling session
possible values: in_progress, finished
            error_message string error message
if the url you indicated returns a 404 status code or is not a valid URL, you will obtain "error_message":"Screenshot is empty"
if no error is encountered, the value will be null
            items_count integer number of items in the results array
            items array items array
                image string screenshot of the requested page
URL of the page screenshot on the DataForSEO storage

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