Topic: help with understanding required API's

Hi there,

I need help understanding the API thing. Hopefully, I can ask questions that are easy to understand and for someone to answer me.

I have my own Google and Yahoo API's that I use on two of my own websites. I have entered these API's into AWR v8. I have one Google Analytics account that tracks both of these sites.

It would be very convenient to be able to add all my client's sites to my own account and add my own verification/account information to each site's pages but I'm told that if one day they wish to take over their own Google Analytics it's near impossible to transfer it to someone else. So, I was told that I should get an account for each client. Ugh. Pain in the patooty but ok if that's what I gotta do then that's what I gotta do.

I do not see anywhere in AWR that I can add each client's specific API's and so the program runs off *my* API's and I'm not sure that is what I'm supposed to be doing. I *don't* have my own Google data inserted into their pages - must I do this? Am I missing something - is there a place to add API's for each client? If so, where and how do I do this?

Somewhere on the AWR site (I think it was the Comparison page) it says that this program will handle multiple API's but I cannot find this and the HELP files are making me dizzy there's so much in them! Does anyone know how to get additional API's as in for my own account? I refer to the info that says when the limit is reached in AWR for one API it will auto switch to the next but I only have one API for each search engine.

Thank you for your assistance!

Posted 3 years ago

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Re: help with understanding required API's

First of all, you need to know that Yahoo API key was removed by Yahoo, so it is no longer in AWR (in last patch, build 16) and Google Ajax API key is deprecated, so it will work for a limited period of time. Also, the Ajax API key returns only 8 pages with 8 results on each page, which means if your client website is listed on position 70, you will not see it in AWR, when using the Ajax API key. Moreover, the results you get with the API key are not the same with the ones you see when you search manually in browser, they are slightly different.

I recommend to not use API keys and you will have no problems with search engines, as long as you are using our default "search engine friendly" option and that only one project is updating at a time.

If you still want to use multiple API keys, on the API section of AWR, you have a "+" and a "-" sign on the right side, which allows you to add more than one or remove from them.

Let me know if this answers your question.

Best regards,

Robert

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Posted 3 years ago

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Re: help with understanding required API's

Thank you for all the great info. I've been looking all over the program and the help files (including searching) and I cannot find the option for "search engine friendly." I know I always used that before but I want to verify I still have it set correctly.

I'm assuming you also refer to Google API Keys?

Posted 3 years ago

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Re: help with understanding required API's

Yes, I was talking about all API keys. To use our default "friendly to search engines" options, go to Settings -> Performance -> Browser Emulation menu and click Restore defaults button.

Also, you need to be sure you have only one project update at a time (manually or on scheduler), so you send only one query at a time.

Let me know how it goes.

Best regards,

Robert

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Posted 3 years ago

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Re: help with understanding required API's

I've done this, thank you. Setting the defaults neither of the sleep options are checked, is that correct? I do manual updates not scheduled ones so only one report is running at a time.

Posted 3 years ago

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Re: help with understanding required API's

Yes, this is correct. Let me know how it goes now.

Best regards,

Robert

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Posted 3 years ago

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