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Setting Live ‘Bing Keywords For Category’ Tasks


This endpoint will select keywords for the specified Bing product or service category. In addition to the result, you will also receive search volume for the last month, search volume trend for up to 24 past months (that allows estimating search volume dynamics), as well as current cost-per-click and competition values for paid search.

Note that the keywords provided for the defined category do not differ by location. However, competition, CPC, search volume, and monthly searches will be specific to the location you set.

If your system requires delivering instant results, the Live method is the best solution for you. Unlike the Standard method, this method doesn’t require making separate POST and GET requests to the corresponding endpoints.

If you don’t need to receive data in real-time, you can use the Standard method of data retrieval. This method requires making separate POST and GET requests, but it’s more affordable. Using this method you can retrieve the results after our system collects them.

Instead of ‘login’ and ‘password’ use your credentials from https://app.dataforseo.com/api-dashboard

<?php
// You can download this file from here https://cdn.dataforseo.com/v3/examples/php/php_RestClient.zip
require('RestClient.php');
$api_url = 'https://api.dataforseo.com/';
try {
	// Instead of 'login' and 'password' use your credentials from https://app.dataforseo.com/api-dashboard
	$client = new RestClient($api_url, null, 'login', 'password');
} catch (RestClientException $e) {
	echo "n";
	print "HTTP code: {$e->getHttpCode()}n";
	print "Error code: {$e->getCode()}n";
	print "Message: {$e->getMessage()}n";
	print  $e->getTraceAsString();
	echo "n";
	exit();
}
$post_array = array();
// simple way to set a task
$post_array[] = array(
	"location_name" => "United States",
	"language_name" => "English",
	"category_code" => 13895
);
try {
	// POST /v3/keywords_data/bing/keywords_for_category/live
	// the full list of possible parameters is available in documentation
	$result = $client->post('/v3/keywords_data/bing/keywords_for_category/live', $post_array);
	print_r($result);
	// do something with post result
} catch (RestClientException $e) {
	echo "n";
	print "HTTP code: {$e->getHttpCode()}n";
	print "Error code: {$e->getCode()}n";
	print "Message: {$e->getMessage()}n";
	print  $e->getTraceAsString();
	echo "n";
}
$client = null;
?>

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
  "version": "0.1.20200923",
  "status_code": 20000,
  "status_message": "Ok.",
  "time": "10.1792 sec.",
  "cost": 0.075,
  "tasks_count": 1,
  "tasks_error": 0,
  "tasks": [
    {
      "id": "10191737-1535-0092-0000-5a078d57febb",
      "status_code": 20000,
      "status_message": "Ok.",
      "time": "10.0745 sec.",
      "cost": 0.075,
      "result_count": 2961,
      "path": [
        "v3",
        "keywords_data",
        "bing",
        "keywords_for_category",
        "live"
      ],
      "data": {
        "api": "keywords_data",
        "function": "keywords_for_category",
        "se": "bing",
        "location_code": 2840,
        "language_code": "en",
        "category_code": 10003
      },
      "result": [
        {
          "keyword": "online home insurance",
          "location_code": 2840,
          "language_code": "en",
          "search_partners": false,
          "competition": 0.9,
          "cpc": 1.61,
          "search_volume": 47930,
          "categories": [
            10003
          ],
          "monthly_searches": [
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 9,
              "search_volume": 13940
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 8,
              "search_volume": 41300
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 7,
              "search_volume": 53290
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 6,
              "search_volume": 61890
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 5,
              "search_volume": 28760
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 4,
              "search_volume": 375690
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 3,
              "search_volume": 100
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 2,
              "search_volume": 90
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 1,
              "search_volume": 20
            },
            {
              "year": 2019,
              "month": 12,
              "search_volume": 20
            },
            {
              "year": 2019,
              "month": 11,
              "search_volume": 20
            },
            {
              "year": 2019,
              "month": 10,
              "search_volume": 20
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          "keyword": "oculus rift",
          "location_code": 2840,
          "language_code": "en",
          "search_partners": false,
          "competition": 0.9,
          "cpc": 0.21,
          "search_volume": 34150,
          "categories": [
            10003
          ],
          "monthly_searches": [
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 9,
              "search_volume": 27140
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 8,
              "search_volume": 24120
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 7,
              "search_volume": 28830
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 6,
              "search_volume": 37800
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 5,
              "search_volume": 52580
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 4,
              "search_volume": 61520
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 3,
              "search_volume": 41320
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 2,
              "search_volume": 22040
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 1,
              "search_volume": 28920
            },
            {
              "year": 2019,
              "month": 12,
              "search_volume": 45210
            },
            {
              "year": 2019,
              "month": 11,
              "search_volume": 24080
            },
            {
              "year": 2019,
              "month": 10,
              "search_volume": 16290
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          "keyword": "discover personal loans",
          "location_code": 2840,
          "language_code": "en",
          "search_partners": false,
          "competition": 0.9,
          "cpc": 1.46,
          "search_volume": 21890,
          "categories": [
            10003
          ],
          "monthly_searches": [
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 9,
              "search_volume": 36770
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 8,
              "search_volume": 33410
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 7,
              "search_volume": 21490
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 6,
              "search_volume": 15090
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 5,
              "search_volume": 29530
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 4,
              "search_volume": 36610
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 3,
              "search_volume": 66620
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 2,
              "search_volume": 20230
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 1,
              "search_volume": 680
            },
            {
              "year": 2019,
              "month": 12,
              "search_volume": 1410
            },
            {
              "year": 2019,
              "month": 11,
              "search_volume": 570
            },
            {
              "year": 2019,
              "month": 10,
              "search_volume": 260
            }
          ]
        },
        {
          "keyword": "home warranty companies",
          "location_code": 2840,
          "language_code": "en",
          "search_partners": false,
          "competition": 0.9,
          "cpc": 1.98,
          "search_volume": 17220,
          "categories": [
            10003
          ],
          "monthly_searches": [
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 9,
              "search_volume": 30740
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 8,
              "search_volume": 28170
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 7,
              "search_volume": 62900
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 6,
              "search_volume": 32650
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 5,
              "search_volume": 20640
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 4,
              "search_volume": 6720
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 3,
              "search_volume": 4510
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 2,
              "search_volume": 2350
            },
            {
              "year": 2020,
              "month": 1,
              "search_volume": 1970
            },
            {
              "year": 2019,
              "month": 12,
              "search_volume": 1760
            },
            {
              "year": 2019,
              "month": 11,
              "search_volume": 11850
            },
            {
              "year": 2019,
              "month": 10,
              "search_volume": 2330
            }
          ]
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

All POST data should be sent in the JSON format (UTF-8 encoding). The task setting is done using the POST method. When setting a task, you should send all task parameters in the task array of the generic POST array. You can send up to 2000 API calls per minute.

You can get up to 3000 keyword suggestions with all essential keyword data in response to one request.

Below you will find a detailed description of the fields you can use for setting a task.

Description of the fields for setting a task:

Field name Type Description
category_code integer category ID
required field
you can receive the list of available Bing Ads product and service categories by making a separate request to the
https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/bing/categories
location_name string full name of search engine location
required field if you don’t specify location_code or location_coordinate
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify location_code or location_coordinate
you can receive the list of available locations of the search engine with their location_name by making a separate request to https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/bing/locations
example:
London,England,United Kingdom
location_code integer search engine location code
required field if you don’t specify location_name or location_coordinate
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify location_name or location_coordinate
you can receive the list of available locations of the search engines with their location_code by making a separate request to https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/keywords_data/bing/locations
example:
2840
location_coordinate string GPS coordinates of a location
required field if you don’t specify location_name or location_code
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify location_name or location_code
location_coordinate parameter should be specified in the “latitude,longitude” format
the data will be provided for the country the specified coordinates belong to
example:
52.6178549,-155.352142
language_name string full name of search engine language
required field if you don’t specify language_code
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify language_code
supported languages:
English
language_code string search engine language code
required field if you don’t specify language_name
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify language_name
supported languages:
en
keywords_negative array keywords negative array
optional field
These keywords will be ignored in the results array;
You can specify a maximum of 200 terms that you want to exclude from the results;
the specified keywords will be converted to lowercase format
device string device type
optional field
specify this field if you want to get the data for a particular device type

possible values: desktop, mobile, tablet, all
default value: all

date_from string starting date of the time range
optional field
if you don’t specify this field, data will be provided for the last 12 months
date format: "yyyy-mm-dd"
example:
"2020-01-01"
date_to string ending date of the time range
optional field
if you don’t specify this field, data will be provided for the last 12 months
date format: "yyyy-mm-dd"
example:
"2020-03-15"
sort_by string results sorting parameters
optional field
use these parameters to sort the results by search_volume, competition, cpc or relevance, in the descending order
default value: relevance
search_partners boolean Bing search partners type
optional field
if you specify true, the results will be delivered for owned, operated, and syndicated networks across Bing, Yahoo, AOL and partner sites that host Bing, AOL, and Yahoo search.
default value: false – results are returned for Bing, AOL, and Yahoo search networks
tag string user-defined task identifier
optional field
the character limit is 255
you can use this parameter to identify the task and match it with the result
you will find the specified tag value in the data object of the response

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‌‌As a response of the API server, you will receive JSON-encoded data containing a tasks array with the information specific to the set tasks.

Description of the fields in the results array:

Field name Type Description
version string the current version of the API
status_code integer general status code
you can find the full list of the response codes here
Note: we strongly recommend designing a necessary system for handling related exceptional or error conditions
status_message string general informational message
you can find the full list of general informational messages here
time string execution time, seconds
cost float total tasks cost, USD
tasks_count integer the number of tasks in the tasks array
tasks_error integer the number of tasks in the tasks array returned with an error
tasks array array of tasks
        id string task identifier
unique task identifier in our system in the UUID format
        status_code integer status code of the task
generated by DataForSEO; can be within the following range: 10000-60000
you can find the full list of response codes here
        status_message string informational message of the task
you can find the full list of general informational messages here
        time string execution time, seconds
        cost float cost of the task, USD
        result_count integer number of elements in the result array
        path array URL path
        data object contains the same parameters that you specified in the POST request
        result array array of results
            keyword string keyword in a POST array
            location_code integer location code in a POST array
if there is no data, then the value is null
            language_code string language code in a POST array
if there is no data, then the value is null
            search_partners boolean indicates whether data from partner networks included in the response
            device string device type specified in a POST array
keyword data is returned for the specified device
if there is no data, then the value is null
            competition float competition
represents the relative amount of competition associated with the given keyword in paid SERP only;
this value is based on Bing Ads data and can be between 0 and 1 (inclusive);
if there is no data, then the value is null
            cpc float cost-per-click
represents the average cost per click (USD) historically paid for the keyword.
if there is no data, then the value is null
            search_volume integer monthly average search volume rate
represents the number of searches triggered by the keyword on Bing for the past month

search volume is rounded to decimal values

if there is no data, then the value is null

            categories array product and service categories
you can download the full list of possible categories
if there is no data, then the value is null
            monthly_searches array monthly searches
represents the (approximate) number of searches on this keyword (as available for the past twelve months), targeted to the specified geographic locations.
if there is no data, then the value is null
                year integer year
                month integer month
                search_volume integer monthly average search volume rate
search volume is rounded to the decimal values

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