Power Your Search Apps with Yahoo! Search APIs

  • Posted December 22nd, 2006 at 2:26 pm by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Developer

There’s been some discussion of late on search APIs. For those of you who might be looking for a Search API provider, may we offer you our complete set of Yahoo! Search Web Services for your programming pleasure?

With Yahoo! Search Web Services you can write programs using data from Local Search, News Search, Video Search and Web Search, among others. Our search APIs offer generous rate limits and are based on the REST specification. REST is relatively easy to get up to speed on and to use, no SOAP programming required.

Also, with our Site Explorer APIs, you can keep tabs on traffic and usage by querying for the pages in the Yahoo! index and the sites linking into a site. Additionally, we’ve recently added updateNotification, which you can use to update us of changes to your site.

If you have any questions or comments about our search APIs, please leave us a comment below, or better, suggest them at our Suggestion Board!

Amit Kumar
Yahoo! Search

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Comment by Joost de Valk
2006-12-22 14:36:31

Can you give me my Google rankings too? No? Darn :)

Next to that: I love your API’s, you should just get rid of the 5000 query a day quotum… I’ve tried emailing about a higher quotum but didn’t get any response..

Comment by diddy1
2006-12-22 15:16:09

Good news! Even though most of us already knew of the Yahoo api I guess the developers over that used SOAP will now need a place to get their information.

Comment by Swetlana Maßat
2006-12-22 19:35:07

Great and excellent article t’s realy helpful. Thanks again.

2006-12-23 09:20:07

If anyone is interested in some feedback from using Y’s API, I am posting this, our experiences (good and bad) using the API:


“net-net”: search company APIs are great as a first step in building an application, but you quickly see that unfortunately, it’s not a long term solution.



Comment by Ryan
2006-12-29 08:09:33

Well that’s a very good news for everyone who is looking forward for yahoo! to constantly grow in all kinds of service that it provides whether it is Yahoo! answers or API’s. I also love Yahoo API and I’ll keep a close watch on this post to keep myself updated regarding the same. Good job Yahoo!Keep it up.

Comment by Jeff
2007-01-04 20:22:34

Is there a license/enterprise version of API that allows more than daily limit of 5K queries? Want to use the APIs in a new local search destination.

Comment by Autoankauf
2007-03-14 15:02:37

Great and excellent article t’s realy helpful. Thanks again.

Comment by gutschein
2007-03-18 03:53:08

Very interesting article. The design is amazing.

Comment by Schuhe
2007-03-26 02:29:40

excellent article
its so easy

2007-03-27 07:07:25

It´s a very interesting Blog and simple answer of many questions.

Comment by tierarzt
2007-03-27 08:31:56

merci for all
Its amazing

2007-03-29 07:06:57

I think these blog is really useful for new comers and Excellent resource list.
It´s a very interesting Blog and simple answer of many questions.

Comment by Eckbert Heinenberg
2007-04-01 12:52:31

Tahnks, that is an alternative to the wellknown other possibility.

Comment by apotheke
2007-04-04 12:18:47

nice blog for yahoo – but the search still needs some more good news!

Comment by Bleaching
2007-04-05 02:18:35

thanks for infos
I like this blog

Comment by Michal
2007-04-08 16:18:30

Yahoo, that’s a great piece of software :) I’m using it on one of my sites since several weeks and my visitors really like it. Thanks!

Comment by Thomas
2007-04-13 00:05:38

thanks for infos
I like this blog

2007-04-13 23:58:18

nice blog
Thank you so much

Comment by Sat Receiver Shop
2007-04-13 23:58:20

Sounds great, i will test it.

Comment by Thermage
2007-04-14 05:58:55

A very interesting site, I think. The Idea of Technology was new for me but worth to be read and thought abot it (although I’m not a native english-speaker and have some difficulties whith this language

Comment by Uwe
2007-04-15 17:38:15

I Like Yahoo Finace. But The Dax Componentes are not up to date.

But it is still the best Finance Site on the web.

Comment by ralf
2007-04-19 16:46:17

Thank you very much indeed.

Comment by AntiVirus
2007-04-22 05:45:54

Well that’s good news and a very cool alternative.
Thanks for infos.


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