The Places Scout API is a highly scalable SAAS platform based on the popular Service Stack open source solution for high performance REST web services, and can deliver a wide range of valuable SEO data for enterprise level clients.
The API allows you to gather data similar to the Places Scout desktop application, and focuses on providing big data solutions large-scale enterprise and multi-location clients.
You can communicate with the API via RESTful web requests to our servers in either JSON or XML format. For .NET platforms, we offer a .NET client library that makes calling into the API a piece of cake. But no matter what language you use, consuming the Places Scout API can be done with ease as it is written on top of the Service Stack framework.BUTTON
The Places Scout API currently offers reporting solutions for Rank Tracking, Reputation Monitoring, Listing Auditing, Citation Analysis, with Lead Generation, Competitive Analysis, Social Media reporting coming soon.BUTTON
Places Scout’s Ranking Reports API allows you to monitor rankings for each client location with flexible ranking report configuration and settings. Key Features include:
Places Scout’s Reputation Reports API allows you to monitor gather and monitor reviews from Google and 21 Top Review Sites for any Business, providing a complete picture of any business' reputation online with overall summary metrics and new review alerts. Key Features include:
The Places Scout API was designed to provide aggregate summary metrics across multiple locations, allowing you to easily digest, summarize, and filter large amounts of data for each client and location.
This functionality makes it easy to see which locations are performing well, as well as those performing poorly, and make quicker decisions on where your resources and efforts should be emphasized based on the summary metrics across multiple locations, rather than having to view individual report data across potentially thousands of locations which is too time consuming.
The summary metrics across multiple locations will essentially be the same as the metrics for individual locations / reports, but will calculated based on the aggregate values across all locations for the most recent report run for those locations.
Historical data is available for all of the various summary metrics in each individual report, as well as across multiple locations, allowing you to generate charts and graphs of this data and see performance over time.BUTTON
The Places Scout API Citation Tracker gathers all websites that contain a business’ name, address, phone, and site URL. Citing websites found can be categorized into major listing sites where code to parse exact listing data is available, as well as generic sites that can be parsed for NAP business info.
This allows you to use the Citation Tracker to create both Visibility Reports based on data gathered from major directory sites, as well as track all other websites that contain the business’ NAP (i.e. hyperlocal sites, social sites, blogs, events, etc).
Citation data is provided for each citing website, such as whether the citing website contains matches for the Business Name, Address, Phone, Website URL, as well as split address parts (street address, city state, zip). Ratings, review counts, photos, videos, and more are also provided for each citing website when available.
Citations are calorized into various types (directory, review site, blog, etc), and users can set various properties for each citation, such as the status (good, needs attention, pending update, etc).
Citation Tracker Reports can be created with custom citation locator queries to allow the user to specify custom search queries when searching for citations. Built-in citation queries are used as well in addition to the any custom queries specified.
Valuable overall citation summary metrics are also provided, and include items such as TotalVerifiedCitations, TotalInconsistentListingBusinessNames, TotalListingReviews, AverageListingRating, and much more (see complete list below).
Citation Tracker Reports can be scheduled to run on a periodic basis, with all summary metrics stored for each report run. Historical data of these summary metrics is stored each time a citation report is run, and charts of all metrics over time can be obtained from the API.BUTTON
A total of 37 data items are returned for each citation source found:
Overall summary metrics are calculated for all citations found and allow the user to create informative dashboards with summary metrics of all citation data. The following summary metrics are returned:
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