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Explore the power of Web Shrinker API services with our tech demo

We have multiple API services, including: website categorization, browser screenshots, and domain information. Have you ever wanted to visually see the extent of data contained in our API services? Following our recent release for the Website Categorization API, and the ability to categorize using the IAB categories, we came up with a plan to do

Access backlink and outbound hyperlink data for any site

When we first started crawling and analyzing sites, right away users were asking about the different types of APIs we could offer based on the data we collect. One of the most frequently requested services was for accessing the backlinks for websites. Today I’m happy to announce that’s exactly what we’re releasing: an easy to

New Website Category API v3 with IAB Categories

Updated: Category API v3 is now live and available for use. We are proud to announce that this new version adds support for the IAB category taxonomy. That means you can now categorize entire URLs, domain names, and IP addresses into one or more of the 390 supported categories. This update will not only provide

How to get website information using the Domain API

Recently we launched a new offering called the Domain API which allows you to easily get data about websites and their subdomains. With one simple query you can get information about the requested domain, including: Primary Categories Primary language used on that domain IP addresses of the hosting servers Known subdomains Today, we are bringing

New – Mask Screenshots Taken from “Adult” Websites

Today we are releasing a new feature for our website screenshots service – the ability to pixelate images captured from sites categorized as “adult.” To use this feature, simply pass the option “hideadult=1” with your screenshot API calls. This will automatically mask images for any URL or domain name if it’s categorized as having “adult”

Category Database Updates

While we constantly crawl and check websites for new content and evaluate them for categories, there are some updates which we hold back and batch together for release at the same time. Now is one of those times! We have database updates that will be made available via the web site URL category API and

How to create website screenshots using Screenshot API

In modern times, people are spending less time reading content and more often skimming the content for the most important things, forgetting about large paragraphs. The era of visual content is here and it’s more important than ever. If you are presenting your users with any kind of links to websites, displaying a portfolio, or

How to categorize websites using Categorization API

Website categorization can be used in many ways. Maybe you are building an online directory, analyzing a large list of websites for behavior analysis, looking to filter your network traffic or categorizing ads on your platform. In each of these scenarios, you need a reliable URL categorization partner who offers a quick and painless solution

Importance of using URL Filtering

The Internet has quickly become one the most important parts of our lives. It’s also constantly growing with more devices and websites being added each day (not even counting IoT devices.) Along with this exponential growth, the potential online threats are also increasing. In order to stay safe and help keep our networks secure, the