The EstiBot API allows you to programatically query our system to obtain domain name information in a normalized JSON format.
The API is available to Expert customers only. Queries made to the API are treated the same way as queries executed on the web site and will result in your query counters being incremented.
The following tools currently support API queries:
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The section below provides example queries as well as the expected JSON responses. If you are logged in your API key is automatically populated in the examples below.
Standard Request Format
A request must have the following components in order to be valid:
Optional query parameters:
A sample API query to appraise the domain "test.com" with your API key (if you are logged in) is provided below:
Standard Response Format
All query responses will result in a JSON response object that follows an identical format. The response object format is provided below:
Sample JSON response to the above referenced appraise API call (with JSON parsed):
Live VS Cache Queries
Some tools allow you to specify whether you would like to perform a live lookup or a cached lookup using the t URL parameter.
The appraisal tool is one of the tools that supports the cache feature.
For example, a live appraisal lookup will force a refresh of all data points related to a domain and perform a new appraisal. This is a fairly time consuming process and may take up to 3 seconds per domain. A cache query would pull the most recent cached appraisal from the database and return it usually in less than 150ms. This makes a big difference when querying multiple domains since a batch query of 200 domains can take 5 minutes in live mode or 2 seconds in cache mode.
To ensure the fastest response time we recommend performing a cache lookup first, and any domains which are not found in the cache database (these are returned in the results as results.not_found array) can be looked up using the live system.
Appraise API Call
The appraise API call performs a domain appraisal and returns approximately 100 data points for every domain name queried.
Please observe the following restrictions when performing API based appraisal calls:
Appraise "test.com" using "auto" mode (auto mode will use cached data if its available and less than 30 days old or live mode if not):
Appraise "test.com" using "cache" mode. Checks recent cached for appraisal data and returns it. If the domain doesn't exist in the cache it will not be returned.
Appraise "test.com" using "live" mode. Forces live appraisal of a domain. This method is significantly slower than the cache method because all data points are refreshed.
Appraise "test.com" and "great.com" using "cache" mode. Checks recent cached for appraisal data and returns it. If the domain doesn't exist in the cache it will not be returned.
The recommended action for performing batch queries is to appraise everything in cache mode and any domain that is not found (it will be returned in the results.not_found array) should be looked up a second time in the live system.
Lead API Call
The lead API call generates a set of end-user leads for a particular domain or keyword and returns the data along with analytics.
Please observe the following restrictions when performing API based lead generation calls:
Generate leads for "estibot.com":
Generate leads for the keyword "fast cars" and domain "fastcars.com" (both must be specified):