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Searchmetrics Connector

Version 3

 

Intro

Searchmetrics is an SEO and content performance platform with a historical database containing over 250 billion pieces of information, such as keyword rankings, search terms, social links, and backlinks. Use Domo's Searchmetrics connector to return rankings for a given keyword in organic search results or a list of keywords that contain a selected keyword. To learn more about the Searchmetrics API, visit their page (http://api.searchmetrics.com/v3/documentation).

You connect to your Searchmetrics account in the Data Center. This topic discusses the fields and menus that are specific to the Searchmetrics connector user interface. General information for adding DataSets, setting update schedules, and editing DataSet information is discussed in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Prerequisites

To connect to your Searchmetrics account and create a DataSet, you must have the following:

  • A Searchmetrics API key

  • An Searchmetrics API secret

You can view and generate these credentials by opening your account settings in Searchmetrics and then going to My API.

Connecting to Your Searchmetrics Account

This section enumerates the options in the Credentials and Details panes in the Searchmetrics Connector page. The components of the other panes in this page, Scheduling and Name & Describe Your DataSet, are universal across most connector types and are discussed in greater length in Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

Credentials Pane

This pane contains fields for entering credentials to connect to your Searchmetrics account. The following table describes what is needed for each field:  

Field

Description

API Key

Enter your Searchmetrics API key.

API Secret

Enter your Searchmetrics API secret.

For more information about obtaining credentials, see "Prerequisites," above.

Once you have entered valid Searchmetrics credentials, you can use the same account any time you go to create a new Searchmetrics DataSet. You can manage connector accounts in the Accounts tab in the Data Center. For more information about this tab, see Managing User Accounts for Connectors.

Details Pane

This pane contains a primary Reports menu, along with various other menus which may or may not appear depending on the report type you select.

Menu

Description

Report

Select the Searchmetrics report you want to run. The following reports are available:

List Rankings Keyword

Returns rankings for a given keyword in organic search results.

List Rankings Keyword Historic

Returns historic rankings for a given keyword in organic search results.

List Rankings Keyword Longtail

Returns historic rankings for a given keyword in organic search results (longtail).

List Similar Keywords

Returns a list of keywords that contain a selected keyword.

Country Code

Select the country you want to return data for.

Keyword

Enter the keyword you want to return data for.

Date Type

Select whether you want to pull data for a specific date or for a given number of days back from the day the report is run (offset).

Specific Date

Select the specific date you want to retrieve data for.

Date Offset

Enter the number of days back from the day on which the report is run to pull data for that day. 

Other Panes

For information about the remaining sections of the connector interface, including how to configure scheduling, retry, and update options, see Adding a DataSet Using a Data Connector.

FAQs

Are there any API limits I should be aware of?

If you receive an error because your rate limit was exceeded, try shifting your queries to nighttime and weekend hours. SearchMetrics allows higher request rate limits during these times due to overall lower number of requests.

How often can the data be updated?

As often as needed.