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ResearchLinksGetCountReferringDomains

Number of referring domains for a given URL (domain popularity).



Cost per call: 10.00

This call returns the number of referring domains for a given domain, subdomain or URL.

Referring domains are important to analyze to understand the strength, relevancy and diversity of a domain's backlinks. The total number of backlinks can often include many links from the same referring domain, so rather than sifting through multiple links from the same domain, an analysis of referring domains can save time and reveal issues.

What do the Referring Domains show us?

Referring Domains reveal backlink sources and can be compared to competitors to establish strength in the market place. Referring domains can also help webmasters ensure that backlinks are relevant to the content of the site and coming from a diversity of quality sources. This is becoming more important to the search engines as an imbalanced link profile can be a sign of spam or link sculpting, both of which will negatively impact the ranks.



Parameter description

GET

ParameterDescription
url (required)Either a domain, a subdomain or a page

For a domain or a subdomain all domains are counted that refer to any page of the domain or subdomain.
For any other URL only domains are counted that point directly to the page with this specific URL.

Format: domain.tld, subdomain.domain.tld, domain.tld/page.html


Example

HTTP Request:
http://api.searchmetrics.com/v3/ResearchLinksGetCountReferringDomains.json?url=searchmetrics.com&access_token=xxxxx

Response:
[{
    "domainpopularity": 443798
}]


Result Description

KeyDescription
domainpopularityDomain Popularity = number of referring domains