Business Data API: Overview
This API is currently based on business reviews and business information publicly shared on the following platforms:
- Google — Google Business Profile and Google Hotels
In addition to that, Business Data API encompasses several Social Media endpoints, which can provide you with data on social media interactions associated with a certain page. For now, Social Media API supports three social media platforms: Facebook, Pinterest, and Reddit.
We’re constantly working on increasing the number of datasources available in Business Data API.
To find answers on common questions about Business Data API and find guidance on efficient use of its features, visit our Help Center.
Business Data API supports Live and Standard methods of data retrieval.
All Social Media endpoints support the Live method of data retrieval only.
Google Hotels endpoints support both the Live and the Standard methods.
All other Business Data API endpoints work based on the Standard method only.
The Live method doesn’t require making separate POST and GET requests to the corresponding endpoints and is suitable for systems that require delivering instant results.
The Standard method of data retrieval requires making separate POST and GET requests. Using this method, you can retrieve the results after our system collects them.
Alternatively, you can specify
postback_url when setting a task, and we will notify you on completion of tasks or send them to you respectively.
If you do not specify
postback_url, you can receive the list of
id for all completed tasks using the ‘Tasks Ready’ endpoint. It is designed to provide you with the list of completed tasks, which haven’t been collected yet. Then, you can retrieve the results using the ‘Task GET’ endpoint.
Learn more about task completion and obtaining a list of completed tasks in this help center article.
You can send up to 2000 API calls per minute. Contact us if you would like to raise the limit.
Priorities and cost
The cost can be calculated on the Pricing page. You can check your spending in your account dashboard or by making a separate call to the User Data endpoint