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Making Requests

This chapter describes how to authenticate and send requests to Alexa Top Sites.

The SOAP API for Alexa Top Sites was deprecated on May 25, 2011. As of November 25, 2011 you must use the query API.

How to Make Requests to Alexa Top Sites

  1. Sign up for Alexa Top Sites at

  2. Get your access keys from the AWS Access Identifiers page of the Amazon Web Services portal.

  3. Download one of the code samples from the Resource Center.

  4. Follow the instructions in the README file to:

    • Paste your access keys into the code.

    • Execute the code sample.