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Query Authentication
 

You can get a developer token at http://www.diffbot.com/pricing/


Authentication
Description
Parameter
String

Developer token -- register for a token at http://www.diffbot.com/pricing

token

Required

Endpoints

HTTP 200 : Article (Request) Model GET/v2/article
						{
  "text": "For those of you with heavy call volume, our Batch API lets you submit up to 50 API calls in a single request, and set a custom timeout parameter to make sure you get what you want on your own timeline.\nFull documentation is in our Developer Dashboard. Here’s a quick introduction:\nPackage each individual API call in its own JSON object, comprised of:\nMethod (GET or POST)\nThe URL to the specific API you want to call — including all individual API parameters, even your token — minus “http://www.diffbot.com”\nHere’s a sample object that calls our Article API. (Note that the URL is URL-encoded.)\n{\"method\": \"GET\", \"relative_url\": \"/api/article?url=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.wsj.com%2Fventurecapital%2F2012%2F05%2F31%2Finvestors-back-diffbots-visual-learning-robot-for-web-content%2F%3Fmod%3Dgoogle_news_blog%26token=<token>\"}\nPost the JSON objects to http://www.diffbot.com/api/batch, along with your developer token.\nHere’s an example using curl that makes two requests of our Article API:\ncurl -d 'token=<token>' -d 'batch=[{\"method\": \"GET\", \"relative_url\": \"/api/article?url=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.wsj.com%2Fventurecapital%2F2012%2F05%2F31%2Finvestors-back-diffbots-visual-learning-robot-for-web-content%2F%3Fmod%3Dgoogle_news_blog%26token=<token>\"},{\"method\": \"GET\", \"relative_url\": \"/api/article?url=http%3A%2F%2Fgigaom.com%2Fcloud%2Fsilicon-valley-royalty-pony-up-2m-to-scale-diffbots-visual-learning-robot%2F%26token=<token>\"}]' http://www.diffbot.com/api/batch\nOptionally, include a timeout parameter in your POST\nSpecify in milliseconds how long you want to wait for results. The Batch API will return whatever it’s able to retrieve within that timeframe.\nIf you don’t submit a “timeout” parameter, the API will return its results when all submitted URLs have received individual responses.\nHappy batching!",
  "html": "<div>\n\t\t\t<p>For those of you with heavy call volume, our Batch API lets you submit up to 50 API calls in a single request, and set a custom timeout parameter to make sure you get what you want on your own timeline.</p>\n<p>Full documentation is in our <a href=\"http://www.diffbot.com/dev/docs\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Developer Dashboard\">Developer Dashboard</a>. Here&rsquo;s a quick introduction:</p>\n<p><span id=\"more-9\"></span></p>\n<p><strong>Package each individual API call in its own JSON object, comprised of:</strong></p>\n<ol>\n<li>Method (GET or POST)</li>\n<li>The URL to the specific API you want to call &mdash; including all individual API parameters, even your token &mdash; minus &ldquo;http://www.diffbot.com&rdquo;</li>\n</ol>\n<p>Here&rsquo;s a sample object that calls our Article API. (Note that the URL is <a href=\"http://meyerweb.com/eric/tools/dencoder/\" target=\"_blank\">URL-encoded</a>.)</p>\n<pre>{&quot;method&quot;: &quot;GET&quot;, &quot;relative_url&quot;: &quot;/api/article?url=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.wsj.com%2Fventurecapital%2F2012%2F05%2F31%2Finvestors-back-diffbots-visual-learning-robot-for-web-content%2F%3Fmod%3Dgoogle_news_blog%26token=&lt;token&gt;&quot;}</pre>\n<p><strong>Post the JSON objects to http://www.diffbot.com/api/batch, along with your developer token.</strong></p>\n<p>Here&rsquo;s an example using curl that makes two requests of our Article API:</p>\n<pre>curl -d 'token=&lt;token&gt;' -d 'batch=[{&quot;method&quot;: &quot;GET&quot;, &quot;relative_url&quot;: &quot;/api/article?url=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.wsj.com%2Fventurecapital%2F2012%2F05%2F31%2Finvestors-back-diffbots-visual-learning-robot-for-web-content%2F%3Fmod%3Dgoogle_news_blog%26token=&lt;token&gt;&quot;},{&quot;method&quot;: &quot;GET&quot;, &quot;relative_url&quot;: &quot;/api/article?url=http%3A%2F%2Fgigaom.com%2Fcloud%2Fsilicon-valley-royalty-pony-up-2m-to-scale-diffbots-visual-learning-robot%2F%26token=&lt;token&gt;&quot;}]' http://www.diffbot.com/api/batch</pre>\n<p><strong>Optionally, include a timeout parameter in your POST</strong></p>\n<p>Specify in milliseconds how long you want to wait for results. The Batch API will return whatever it&rsquo;s able to retrieve within that timeframe.</p>\n<p>If you don&rsquo;t submit a &ldquo;timeout&rdquo; parameter, the API will return its results when all submitted URLs have received individual responses.</p>\n<p>Happy batching!</p>\n\t\t\t\t\t</div>",
  "type": "article",
  "url": "http://blog.diffbot.com/diffbot-api-batch-requests/"
}						
Article API

The Article API is used to extract clean article text from news articles, blog posts, and other text-heavy web pages.


Test console
Description
Parameter
string

URL to extract article from (URLEncoded)
Example: http://blog.diffbot.com/diffbot-api-batch-requests/

url

Required

number

Specify a value in milliseconds (e.g., &timeout=15000) to override the default API timeout of 5000ms.
Example: 15000

timeout

Optional

boolean

Send paging=false to disable automatic concatenation of multi-page articles.

paging

Optional

string

Send in a list of comma-separated fieldnames to override default field output in the response.
Example: text,html,images(pixelHeight,pixelWidth)

fields

Optional

HTTP 200 : Frontpage Model GET/frontpage
						{
  "id": "String Value",
  "tagName": "String Value"
}						
Frontpage

The Frontpage API takes in a multifaceted “homepage” and returns individual page elements.


Test console
Description
Parameter
string

Frontpage URL from which to extract items
Example: http://blog.diffbot.com

url

Required

string

Specify a value in milliseconds (e.g., &timeout=15000) to override the default API timeout of 5000ms.
Example: 15000

timeout

Optional

string

Format the response output in xml (default) or json
Example: json

format

Optional

string

Returns all content from page, including navigation and similar links that the Diffbot visual processing engine considers less important / non-core.

all

Optional

HTTP 200 : Product API Model GET/v2/product
						{
  "leafPage": true,
  "type": "product",
  "products": [
    {
      "offerPrice": "$69.00",
      "offerPriceDetails": {
        "amount": 69,
        "text": "$69.00",
        "symbol": "$"
      }
    }
  ],
  "url": "http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Ereader-ebook-reader/dp/B007HCCNJU/"
}						
Product API

The Product API retrieves full product data from any e-commerce shopping page.


Test console
Description
Parameter
string

URL of the page to process.
Example: http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Ereader-ebook-reader/dp/B007HCCNJU/

url

Required

number

Specify a value in milliseconds (e.g., &timeout=15000) to override the default API timeout of 5000ms.
Example: 15000

timeout

Optional

string

Send in a list of comma-separated fieldnames to override default field output in the response.
Example: products(offerPrice,regularPrice)

fields

Optional

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