BOSS Search API
Build web-scale search products utilizing the power of Yahoo Search technology and data. BOSS Search provides a rich set of premium data APIs and tools that developers and entrepreneurs can use to build custom search engines and innovative experiences.
Who's using Yahoo BOSS
BOSS is offered with a low flexible usage fee based on the type of queries. You can also get search advertising in the same service to monetize your offerings.
|Query Type||Definition||Price/1000 Queries (USD) *||Price/1000 queries for
Sponsored Search Ads Partners (USD) *
|Full Web||Web Search results only||$1.80||$1.00||50|
|Limited Web||Discontinued as of June 1st, 2015|
|Image Only||Image results only||$1.80||$1.00||35|
|News Only||News results only||$1.80||$0.20||50|
|Spelling Only||Spelling suggestions||$1.80||$0.20||1|
|Related Search||Related Search results||$1.80||$0.20||10|
* This price is effective as of June 1, 2015
Sponsored Search Ads Program
Qualified developers can receive advertising in the same BOSS call as other content. In order to participate, you will need to provide some details about your product, including information about your traffic sources, UI framework, and implementation. Once your product is approved, you will be able to deploy Yahoo Sponsored Search ads to generate revenue.
Our partner DDC will work with you to help set your service up. Please note that in signing up for the Sponsored Search ad program, you will be entering into a contract with DDC, not Yahoo. DDC will handle all ad-related financial payments and support. To get started, (1) create an APP and then (2) fill out this form. You must provide your BOSS APP ID in the form or it will delay approval.