Welcome to the NewsWhip Developer Hub!

NewsWhip APIs give you raw access to the world’s largest and fastest human engagement database; real time data trends, aggregated data, statistics, and social engagement metrics for hundreds of millions of stories, tracked since January 1, 2014.

Use the power of NewsWhip data to create and customize your own solutions, perfectly suited to your company’s goals. In the hub you'll find the information you need to be successful with our API.

Rate limits

Your access to the API is limited to 100 requests per rolling 5 minutes. If you exceed this limit, you will receive an error.

ErrorMeaning
429Too Many Requests – You’re requesting too many kittens! Slow down!

If you hit the rate limit, the following tips may be useful:

  • If you are running consecutive queries that are almost identical, have you considered crafting your query to use OR operators? For example, instead of making two requests to search for a URL, pass one and separate each URL with an OR operator.

Updated 2 years ago

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