Services

ResearchLinksGetListBacklinks

Backlinks for a given URL



Cost per row: 1.00

This call returns backlinks for a given URL including a lot of additional information.

Retrieving high numbers of backlinks must eventually be done with several separate calls since the absolute number of rows per call is limited (details see below).



Parameter description

GET

ParameterDescription
url (required)Either a domain, a subdomain or an URL

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

Format: domain.tld, subdomain.domain.tld, domain.tld/page.html
limit (optional)Limit for the number of result rows
Permitted values are 10, 25, 50, 100, 250
Default is 10

Format: integer
offset (optional)Offset for result set
Must be a multiple of allowed values for the parameter "limit"
Default is 0

Format: integer


Example

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

Response:
[{
    "backlinkpage": "www.seo-campixx-12.de/",
    "title": "SEO CAMPIXX 2012 BERLIN 09.-11.03.2012 – Die SEO Unkonferenz",
    "linktext": "searchmetrics.com",
    "extL": 58,
    "intL": 40,
    "sumL": 98,
    "sr": 6,
    "pos": 43,
    "linktarget": "www.searchmetrics.com/",
    "tag": "aimg",
    "nofollow": 0,
    "ip": "109.239.61.69",
    "ccode": "DE",
    "country": "Germany",
    "city": ""
},{

    "backlinkpage": "www.seo-united.de/blog/",
    "title": "SEO Blog - Weblog zum Thema Suchmaschinenoptimierung",
    "linktext": "searchmetrics seo software",
    "extL": 65,
    "intL": 200,
    "sumL": 265,
    "sr": 5.8,
    "pos": 127,
    "linktarget": "www.searchmetrics.com/de/seo-software/",
    "tag": "aimg",
    "nofollow": 1,
    "ip": "85.13.143.103",
    "ccode": "DE",
    "country": "Germany",
    "city": "Niesky"
}]


Result Description

KeyDescription
backlinkpageURL on which the backlink was found
titlePage title of the page on which the backlink was found
linktextAnchor text
extLNumber of links on the backlink page that go to external pages
intLNumber of links on the backlink page that go to internal pages
sumLNumber of links on the backlink page
srSPS (Searchmetrics Page Strength)
Searchmetrics calculates for each page the page strength from the weighted backlinks that point to this page. A page with many links is given a high Searchmetrics Page Strength (SPS); a page with no or only a few links a low SPS.
posAll links on the backlink page are numbered in order of appearance.
This number therefore reflects the position of the link on the backlink page. "1" is the first position. The higher the number is the lower is the position of the link.
linktargetTarget URL of the link
tagLink type (text/image/javascript/iframe etc.)
nofollow0 = follow
1 = nofollow
ipIP of the backlink page
ccodeCountry code of the server location of the backlink page
countryCountry name of the server location of the backlink page
cityCity of the server location of the backlink page