Alexa Internet

The Alexa Internet modules allow you to get, and list the URL info, traffic history, category browse, category listings, site linkings in your Alexa Internet account.

Prerequisites

  • An Alexa Internet account

  • An AWS account

In order to use Alexa Internet with Make, it is necessary to have an Alexa Internet account. If you do not have one, you can create an Alexa Internet account at https://alexa.com/signup.

Note

The module dialog fields that are displayed in bold (in the Make scenario, not in this documentation article) are mandatory!

Connecting Alexa Internet to Make

To connect your Alexa Internet account to Make, you need to obtain your API Key.

  1. Access the Alexa Internet website, https://www.alexa.com/.

  2. Click the API link at the bottom of the website page.

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  3. Click Alexa Web Information Service.

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  4. Click Continue to Subscribe.

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  5. Enter your AWS account credentials to subscribe.

  6. You will receive an activation link to your email ID. Click the link to activate and login to your API account.

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  7. Once you log in, copy the API Key to your clipboard.

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  8. Go to Make and open the Alexa Internet module's Create a connection dialog.

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  9. In the Connection name field, enter a connection name.

  10. In the API Key field, enter the API Key you have copied in step 7 and click Continue.

You have successfully established the connection.

Get

Retrieves information about the given URL.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Alexa Internet account.

Website Address

Enter the website URL address whose details you want to retrieve.

Get the details of the URL's traffic history.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Alexa Internet account.

Website Address

Enter the website URL address whose details you want to retrieve.

Start at

Enter the date in YYYYMMDD format for which you want to retrieve the traffic history details.

Gets the details of category browse by path.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Alexa Internet account.

Path

Enter the path of the category browse whose details you want to retrieve. For example, Top/Arts.

List

Retrieves a list of all category listings by path.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Alexa Internet account.

Path

Enter the path of the category browse whose details you want to retrieve. For example, Top/Arts.

Sort By

Select the option to sort the category listings:

  • Popularity

  • Title

  • Average Review

Limit

The maximum number of category listings Make should return during one scenario execution cycle.

Retrieves a list of all websites linking to a given website.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Alexa Internet account.

Website Address

Enter the website URL address whose site links you want to list.

Limit

The maximum number of site links Make should return during one scenario execution cycle.

Make an API Call

Performs an arbitrary authorized API call.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Alexa Internet account.

Method

Select the HTTP method you want to use:

GET

to retrieve information for an entry

POST

to create a new entry.

PUT

to update/replace an existing entry.

PATCH

to make a partial entry update.

DELETE

to delete an entry.

Headers

Enter the desired request headers. You don't have to add authorization headers; we already did that for you.

Query String

Enter the request query string.

Body

Enter the body content for your API call.

For the list of available endpoints, refer to the Alexa Internet API Documentation.

Example - Get details from the Site

Following API call returns the information requested from the site:

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Matches of the search can be found in the module's Output under Bundle > Body.

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