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How to get Google API Key

Discussion in 'Keyword Tracker' started by nivlek78, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. #1
    Hi all,


    I am new to these forums. Can't believe I have just discovered these GREAT SEO tools.

    Amazing. I especially like the Comparision tool btw WordTracker and Overture. :)

    However, when I tried to signup for the Keyword Tracker Tool, it asked for a api key.

    So I followed the link, created an account, verified it. However, no key was created. Instead I got an error page from google instead.

    Is the key creation down or something? :confused:

    Or did I do something wrong?

    TIA for the help

    PS: DigitalPoint, I really LOVE ur tools.
     
    nivlek78, Mar 25, 2004 IP
  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #2
    What does the error message at Google say exactly? I haven't heard of any problems getting keys so far...

    - Shawn
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 25, 2004 IP
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    hans Well-Known Member

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    #3
    the Google API is obtained form Google

    http://www.google.com/apis/api_faq.html

    on the left of that a.m. Google API-FAQ page you find the link to create account ( @ google ) ..

    then you get your google API
    and use it for the digitalpoint.com account ..

    :)
    goog luck
     
    hans, Mar 26, 2004 IP
  4. nivlek78

    nivlek78 Peon

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    Hi Hans,

    thats exactly what I did.

    digitalpoint, here is the message i get on the page after i create an account or try to login

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    Been like this for 2 days. Wondering if anyone has the problem
    [/size]
     
    nivlek78, Mar 26, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #5
    Hmmmm... I suspect it might be for everyone now that I know about it... I noticed about 1/3 of the people signed up for the keyword tracker than normally do in the last 2 days...

    - Shawn
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 26, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #6
    I just tried to get a copy of my existing API and I get the same thing as well... I put in an email to the Google API department to see what's up...

    - Shawn
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 26, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #7
    Okay, looks like Google's servers are working again for issuing keys... just as a FYI. So you should be able to get your API key now.

    - Shawn
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 26, 2004 IP
  8. nivlek78

    nivlek78 Peon

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    #8
    got saw your reply
    weird
    i turned on email subscriptions
    yet i was not notified of new replies

    going to get that API key now :)

    thx shawn. (can i call u that?)
     
    nivlek78, Mar 27, 2004 IP
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    nivlek78 Peon

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    just wanted to tell u i finally got into the keyword tracker and from first glance, IT ROCKS
     
    nivlek78, Mar 27, 2004 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #10
    I don't know what else you could call me. I'm not Bobby or anything... ;)

    - Shawn
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 27, 2004 IP
  11. SteveAR

    SteveAR Active Member

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    #11
    ive been having issues finding the API key can anyone give me a step by step in getting it

    i also get this message , does it have to do with what were suppose to use

    As of December 5, 2006, we are no longer actively supporting the SOAP Search API. We encourage you to use the AJAX Search API instead.
     
    SteveAR, Dec 8, 2006 IP
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    Yes, that's right, Google are no longer handing out SOAP API keys. I'm not sure where that leaves this tool as regards new users.
     
    john alphaone, Dec 14, 2006 IP
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    #13
    I tried to sign up as a user, but had to use the AJAX key google gave me. It said:

    The request returned the following error:
    Exception from service object: Invalid authorization key:

    I am kinda bummed. This looked like a really nice tool to use.

    *(edit) I take this back, they gave me a SOAP API tool, it appeared in my email, and I didn't see it, thinking it would appear on the website itself... I guess I have both now)
     
    hsrpete, Dec 15, 2006 IP
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    wisam74us Well-Known Member

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    #14
    As they said they stop offering the old kind of APIs, I don t know why and how to develop scripts with AJAX one
     
    wisam74us, Dec 22, 2006 IP
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    #15
    That kinda sucks, I looked forward to using that tool.
     
    Forsh, Dec 27, 2006 IP
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    #16
    This seems so simple, but after browsing around google webmaster tools, I can't seem to find my key I created before they shut it down.

    I created one a year ago and now I can't seem to log in to find where it might be located.

    any help?
     
    FormerFatGuy, Apr 16, 2007 IP
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    As of the 5th of December 2006, Google stopped issuing new SOAP API Keys. I don't think it is possible to have Google resend the key.
     
    Aragorn, Apr 16, 2007 IP
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    Arcanus Well-Known Member

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    #18
    well this sucks.
     
    Arcanus, Apr 25, 2007 IP
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    #19
    even im tryig to getta API key but still couldn't :( and when i tried to sign up for a new a/c it says im already signed in lolz coz i was using my gmail ID hmmm im really confused :confused:
     
    Sharon25, May 25, 2007 IP
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    #20
    I'm stuck too. Is the key just sitting on a web page and I'm too stupid to see it?
     
    Bullfrog245, May 25, 2007 IP