Rent DataForSEO API Key

Using DataForSEO's API has a major drawback: a required monthly fee of $100 to use their Backlinks API. SEO Utils has introduced a solution to this problem. We offer a feature where you can rent a DataForSEO API Key, eliminating the need for the monthly fee.
You simply purchase credits of $10, $20, or $50 and pay as you go. The best part? These credits never expire.

How to Purchase Credits?

Step 1: Visit https://app.seoutils.app/register and register an account. You will need to verify your email address.
Step 2: After logging in, click the user dropdown in the top-right corner and select "Purchase Credits."
Click Purchase Credits
Step 3: Select the credit package that you would like to purchase and click the "Purchase" button. You will be redirected to the checkout page.
Select a credit package
To access the Backlinks API, you will need an SEO Utils API Key.
Step 1: Visit https://app.seoutils.app/ and click the user dropdown in the top-right corner and select "API Tokens".
Select "API Tokens" menu item.
Step 2: Enter the "Token Name" and ensure that you check the "Backlink" permission so that the Token can have access to the Backlinks API.
Enter Token Name
Step 3: Click on the "Create" button, and the system will display the API Token. Copy the token before clicking the "Close" button, as the token will never be displayed again.
Copy the API Token
Step 4: Open the SEO Utils app on your machine (Ensure that it is version 1.1.0 or newer). Go to the Settings page.
Go to Settings page in SEO Utils app
Step 5: Scroll down to the "Renting DataForSEO API Key" section. You will see the API Key input.
Enter the API Key
Paste the API token that you already copied in Step 3 into that input and make sure you check the Backlink API on the "Use On" field, so the app will know that you would like to use the API token for the Backlink API, not your DataForSEO account. Click the "Save" button.
Now you can access the Backlinks API of DataForSEO without paying the $100 monthly commitment.
You can use the API token on multiple devices, or you can create multiple API tokens for multiple devices.
You cannot use the sandbox mode when using an API token to access the Backlinks API.
You can also delete an API Token by clicking the "Delete" button.
Delete API Token

View Credit Transactions

You can view all credit transactions by clicking the Transactions menu from the user dropdown menu.
View Transactions
Use the "Type" filter to show the In/Out transactions. You can even search the transaction by "Note" or "Transaction ID".
View All Credit Transactions
You can also share the data with your teammates so that they can access the same information without incurring any extra fees.

Why Do I Have to Pay $10.89 to Get $10?

While building this feature, I always wanted to keep the price as low as possible, so you will have seamless access to the Backlinks API. However, I have to pay the credit fee, server cost, API maintenance fee, etc., so you have to pay a little extra. Here is the breakdown:
  • Stripe charges 2.9% + 30¢ per successful card charge.
  • Stripe charges 0.5% per transaction when registered to collect taxes.
  • SEO Utils charges 2.5% per transaction to maintain API and server.

Updated Dec 27, 2023: Added API Endpoints for Traffic & Keyword Tools

Before December 27, 2023, SEO Utils only supported the Backlinks API for the renting service. However, now you can use credits from SEO Utils to pull traffic and keyword data.
Settings page
Make sure your old API Key has "traffic-keyword" permission on https://app.seoutils.app/ (the new API Key will be included by default).