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I have a list of domains: is there a way to score my domains by traffic?

If you have a list of domains and want to score them by traffic, you can achieve that with one of the following methods.

1 The fastest way to do that is by using the Bulk Traffic Estimation endpoint. Specify your domains in the targets array and also indicate your target location and language. Note that you can specify a maximum of 1000 domains.

Your request should be structured as in the following example:

[
    {
        "targets": ["dataforseo.com", "rankactive.com", "linkedin.com", "zoogvpn.com"],
        "location_code": 2840,
        "language_name": "English"
    }
]

In the API response, you will get ETV data for each specified domain.

{
    "version": "0.1.20220216",
    "status_code": 20000,
    "status_message": "Ok.",
    "time": "0.2231 sec.",
    "cost": 0.0104,
    "tasks_count": 1,
    "tasks_error": 0,
    "tasks": [
        {
            "id": "03211208-2806-0391-0000-3c2d806d455b",
            "status_code": 20000,
            "status_message": "Ok.",
            "time": "0.1632 sec.",
            "cost": 0.0104,
            "result_count": 1,
            "path": [
                "v3",
                "dataforseo_labs",
                "google",
                "bulk_traffic_estimation",
                "live"
            ],
            "data": {
                "api": "dataforseo_labs",
                "function": "bulk_traffic_estimation",
                "se_type": "google",
                "targets": [
                    "dataforseo.com",
                    "rankactive.com",
                    "linkedin.com",
                    "zoogvpn.com"
                ],
                "location_code": 2840,
                "language_name": "English"
            },
            "result": [
                {
                    "se_type": "google",
                    "location_code": 2840,
                    "language_code": "en",
                    "total_count": 4,
                    "items_count": 4,
                    "items": [
                        {
                            "se_type": "google",
                            "target": "rankactive.com",
                            "metrics": {
                                "organic": {
                                    "etv": 2377.084038121626,
                                    "count": 2001
                                },
                                "paid": {
                                    "etv": 0,
                                    "count": 0
                                },
                                "local_pack": null,
                                "featured_snippet": null
                            }
                        },
                        {
                            "se_type": "google",
                            "target": "zoogvpn.com",
                            "metrics": {
                                "organic": {
                                    "etv": 2358.939912861213,
                                    "count": 2639
                                },
                                "paid": {
                                    "etv": 0,
                                    "count": 0
                                },
                                "local_pack": null,
                                "featured_snippet": null
                            }
                        },
                        {
                            "se_type": "google",
                            "target": "linkedin.com",
                            "metrics": {
                                "organic": {
                                    "etv": 455219699.28957003,
                                    "count": 40174103
                                },
                                "paid": {
                                    "etv": 190442.6568531394,
                                    "count": 4165
                                },
                                "local_pack": null,
                                "featured_snippet": null
                            }
                        },
                        {
                            "se_type": "google",
                            "target": "dataforseo.com",
                            "metrics": {
                                "organic": {
                                    "etv": 3226.307656386867,
                                    "count": 1786
                                },
                                "paid": {
                                    "etv": 41.7780000269413,
                                    "count": 11
                                },
                                "local_pack": null,
                                "featured_snippet": null
                            }
                        }
                    ]
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}

Unfortunately, this endpoint doesn’t support sorting rules, so you will have to score your domains by traffic on your side.

2 You can also make a separate request to the Domain Rank Overview endpoint for each of your domains.

https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/dataforseo_labs/google/domain_rank_overview/live

In the API response, you will find the organic and paid ETV values for the specified domain.

{
    "version": "0.1.20220216",
    "status_code": 20000,
    "status_message": "Ok.",
    "time": "0.1013 sec.",
    "cost": 0.0101,
    "tasks_count": 1,
    "tasks_error": 0,
    "tasks": [
        {
            "id": "03211210-2806-0388-0000-f843b65afcff",
            "status_code": 20000,
            "status_message": "Ok.",
            "time": "0.0697 sec.",
            "cost": 0.0101,
            "result_count": 1,
            "path": [
                "v3",
                "dataforseo_labs",
                "google",
                "domain_rank_overview",
                "live"
            ],
            "data": {
                "api": "dataforseo_labs",
                "function": "domain_rank_overview",
                "se_type": "google",
                "target": "dataforseo.com",
                "location_code": 2840,
                "language_name": "English"
            },
            "result": [
                {
                    "se_type": "google",
                    "target": "dataforseo.com",
                    "location_code": 2840,
                    "language_code": "en",
                    "total_count": 1,
                    "items_count": 1,
                    "items": [
                        {
                            "se_type": "google",
                            "location_code": 2840,
                            "language_code": "en",
                            "metrics": {
                                "organic": {
                                    "pos_1": 11,
                                    "pos_2_3": 30,
                                    "pos_4_10": 105,
                                    "pos_11_20": 132,
                                    "pos_21_30": 166,
                                    "pos_31_40": 165,
                                    "pos_41_50": 197,
                                    "pos_51_60": 218,
                                    "pos_61_70": 227,
                                    "pos_71_80": 196,
                                    "pos_81_90": 210,
                                    "pos_91_100": 129,
                                    "etv": 3226.307656386867,
                                    "impressions_etv": 879.293348647654,
                                    "count": 1786,
                                    "estimated_paid_traffic_cost": 15294.381354372716,
                                    "is_new": 613,
                                    "is_up": 801,
                                    "is_down": 448,
                                    "is_lost": 515
                                },
                                "paid": {
                                    "pos_1": 6,
                                    "pos_2_3": 5,
                                    "pos_4_10": 0,
                                    "pos_11_20": 0,
                                    "pos_21_30": 0,
                                    "pos_31_40": 0,
                                    "pos_41_50": 0,
                                    "pos_51_60": 0,
                                    "pos_61_70": 0,
                                    "pos_71_80": 0,
                                    "pos_81_90": 0,
                                    "pos_91_100": 0,
                                    "etv": 41.7780000269413,
                                    "impressions_etv": 15.345630168914795,
                                    "count": 11,
                                    "estimated_paid_traffic_cost": 253.28831005096436,
                                    "is_new": 2,
                                    "is_up": 11,
                                    "is_down": 0,
                                    "is_lost": 0
                                }
                            }
                        }
                    ]
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}

Once you get the metrics for all the domains, you can score them by organic or paid traffic on your side.

3 To reduce the number of requests, you can call the Domain Whois Overview endpoint and use a filter to receive data only for the domains you are interested in.

POST https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/dataforseo_labs/google/domain_whois_overview/live

To do that, apply the following filter: ["domain", "=", "example.com"]. Instead of example.com, specify your domain. If the domain is present in our database, the API response will return the data for it. You can apply up to 8 filters per one request, which will allow you to get the etv data for 8 domains in a single request. That way, you can minimize the number of requests and save your budget.

Moreover, you can order the results by organic or paid traffic if you include the following line: "order_by": ["metrics.organic.etv,desc"] or "order_by": ["metrics.paid.etv,desc"]. To order them in ascending order, use asc instead of desc.

Your POST request should be structured as in the example below:

[
    {
        "limit": 10,
        "filters": [
            ["domain", "=", "dataforseo.com"],
        "or",
        [
        ["domain", "=", "rankactive.com"],
        "or",
        ["domain", "=", "ahrefs.com"]
        ]
        ],
        "order_by": ["metrics.organic.etv,desc"]
    }
]

Example of the API response:

{
    "version": "0.1.20220216",
    "status_code": 20000,
    "status_message": "Ok.",
    "time": "0.3581 sec.",
    "cost": 0.103,
    "tasks_count": 1,
    "tasks_error": 0,
    "tasks": [
        {
            "id": "03211214-2806-0405-0000-437fb690297c",
            "status_code": 20000,
            "status_message": "Ok.",
            "time": "0.2979 sec.",
            "cost": 0.103,
            "result_count": 1,
            "path": [
                "v3",
                "dataforseo_labs",
                "google",
                "domain_whois_overview",
                "live"
            ],
            "data": {
                "api": "dataforseo_labs",
                "function": "domain_whois_overview",
                "se_type": "google",
                "limit": 10,
                "filters": [
                    [
                        "domain",
                        "=",
                        "dataforseo.com"
                    ],
                    "or",
                    [
                        [
                            "domain",
                            "=",
                            "rankactive.com"
                        ],
                        "or",
                        [
                            "domain",
                            "=",
                            "ahrefs.com"
                        ]
                    ]
                ],
                "order_by": [
                    "metrics.organic.etv,desc"
                ]
            },
            "result": [
                {
                    "se_type": "google",
                    "total_count": 3,
                    "items_count": 3,
                    "items": [
                        {
                            "se_type": "google",
                            "domain": "ahrefs.com",
                            "created_datetime": "2010-11-25 13:32:54 +00:00",
                            "changed_datetime": "2020-03-26 04:21:50 +00:00",
                            "expiration_datetime": "2029-11-25 13:32:54 +00:00",
                            "updated_datetime": "2021-07-27 23:49:41 +00:00",
                            "first_seen": "2020-10-06 21:00:00 +00:00",
                            "epp_status_codes": [
                                "client_transfer_prohibited"
                            ],
                            "tld": "com",
                            "registered": true,
                            "metrics": {
                                "organic": {
                                    "pos_1": 5019,
                                    "pos_2_3": 8827,
                                    "pos_4_10": 30286,
                                    "pos_11_20": 26817,
                                    "pos_21_30": 19753,
                                    "pos_31_40": 18946,
                                    "pos_41_50": 19028,
                                    "pos_51_60": 18978,
                                    "pos_61_70": 18879,
                                    "pos_71_80": 19615,
                                    "pos_81_90": 19869,
                                    "pos_91_100": 14316,
                                    "etv": 4627289.372058248,
                                    "impressions_etv": 312056.02475373494,
                                    "count": 220334,
                                    "estimated_paid_traffic_cost": 11121421.990686517
                                },
                                "paid": {
                                    "pos_1": 1,
                                    "pos_2_3": 3,
                                    "pos_4_10": 1,
                                    "pos_11_20": 0,
                                    "pos_21_30": 0,
                                    "pos_31_40": 0,
                                    "pos_41_50": 0,
                                    "pos_51_60": 0,
                                    "pos_61_70": 0,
                                    "pos_71_80": 0,
                                    "pos_81_90": 0,
                                    "pos_91_100": 0,
                                    "etv": 10.697000175714493,
                                    "impressions_etv": 0.36899998784065247,
                                    "count": 5,
                                    "estimated_paid_traffic_cost": 114.26015281677246
                                }
                            }
                        },
                        {
                            "se_type": "google",
                            "domain": "dataforseo.com",
                            "created_datetime": "2016-10-24 14:35:49 +00:00",
                            "changed_datetime": "2021-09-24 03:14:14 +00:00",
                            "expiration_datetime": "2022-10-24 14:35:49 +00:00",
                            "updated_datetime": "2021-10-30 14:13:06 +00:00",
                            "first_seen": "2020-10-06 21:00:00 +00:00",
                            "epp_status_codes": [
                                "client_transfer_prohibited"
                            ],
                            "tld": "com",
                            "registered": true,
                            "metrics": {
                                "organic": {
                                    "pos_1": 26,
                                    "pos_2_3": 46,
                                    "pos_4_10": 172,
                                    "pos_11_20": 337,
                                    "pos_21_30": 448,
                                    "pos_31_40": 544,
                                    "pos_41_50": 534,
                                    "pos_51_60": 581,
                                    "pos_61_70": 518,
                                    "pos_71_80": 495,
                                    "pos_81_90": 479,
                                    "pos_91_100": 352,
                                    "etv": 13050.482938759029,
                                    "impressions_etv": 1113.726796219591,
                                    "count": 4532,
                                    "estimated_paid_traffic_cost": 36650.31465671101
                                },
                                "paid": {
                                    "pos_1": 33,
                                    "pos_2_3": 13,
                                    "pos_4_10": 3,
                                    "pos_11_20": 0,
                                    "pos_21_30": 0,
                                    "pos_31_40": 0,
                                    "pos_41_50": 0,
                                    "pos_51_60": 0,
                                    "pos_61_70": 0,
                                    "pos_71_80": 0,
                                    "pos_81_90": 0,
                                    "pos_91_100": 0,
                                    "etv": 475.40700221061707,
                                    "impressions_etv": 108.20786952972412,
                                    "count": 49,
                                    "estimated_paid_traffic_cost": 2407.6171748042107
                                }
                            }
                        },
                        {
                            "se_type": "google",
                            "domain": "rankactive.com",
                            "created_datetime": "2015-06-26 10:45:15 +00:00",
                            "changed_datetime": "2021-05-27 04:21:56 +00:00",
                            "expiration_datetime": "2022-06-26 10:45:15 +00:00",
                            "updated_datetime": "2021-11-14 14:49:51 +00:00",
                            "first_seen": "2020-10-06 21:00:00 +00:00",
                            "epp_status_codes": [
                                "client_transfer_prohibited"
                            ],
                            "tld": "com",
                            "registered": true,
                            "metrics": {
                                "organic": {
                                    "pos_1": 7,
                                    "pos_2_3": 26,
                                    "pos_4_10": 174,
                                    "pos_11_20": 632,
                                    "pos_21_30": 729,
                                    "pos_31_40": 612,
                                    "pos_41_50": 578,
                                    "pos_51_60": 529,
                                    "pos_61_70": 386,
                                    "pos_71_80": 315,
                                    "pos_81_90": 267,
                                    "pos_91_100": 199,
                                    "etv": 4622.260642405599,
                                    "impressions_etv": 377.8383159637451,
                                    "count": 4454,
                                    "estimated_paid_traffic_cost": 28787.51060494673
                                },
                                "paid": {
                                    "pos_1": 0,
                                    "pos_2_3": 0,
                                    "pos_4_10": 0,
                                    "pos_11_20": 0,
                                    "pos_21_30": 0,
                                    "pos_31_40": 0,
                                    "pos_41_50": 0,
                                    "pos_51_60": 0,
                                    "pos_61_70": 0,
                                    "pos_71_80": 0,
                                    "pos_81_90": 0,
                                    "pos_91_100": 0,
                                    "etv": 0,
                                    "impressions_etv": 0,
                                    "count": 0,
                                    "estimated_paid_traffic_cost": 0
                                }
                            }
                        }
                    ]
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}