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AskSteem API Documentation

Welcome to the official AskSteem API Documentation!

Getting Started

Using the AskSteem Search API for basic queries is super simple.

Search Endpoint

The search endpoint is located at and has one required parameter called q which should be passed a keyword or phrase to search for.

For example: will search the AskSteem index for posts related to the keyword "steem" and return the results as JSON which can be easily parsed by most programming languages.

Here is a sample response:

	"pages": {
		"current": 1,
		"has_previous": false,
		"has_next": true
	"error": false,
	"hits": 325,
	"results": [{
		"summary": "Hello, everyone!\nToday I'm releasing the AskSteem API v1.1 which brings tons of new features for developers to play with in their apps. \nWhat is AskSteem\nAskSteem is a powerful and fast search engine that indexes the steem blockchain. You can find out what AskSteem is capable of here\nWhat is the AskSteem API\nThe AskSteem API is a RESTful HTTP API that allows developers to integrate search functionality into their applications easily. To learn more about the AskSteem API v1.0 read this post.\nWhat",
		"children": 99,
		"created": "2017-08-19T21:44:33",
		"tags": ["asksteem", "steem-dev", "steem", "search", "api"],
		"permlink": "asksteem-api-v1-1-update-user-search-includes-and-sorting",
		"type": "post",
		"net_votes": 410,
		"title": "AskSteem API v1.1 Update - User Search, Includes, and Sorting",
		"author": "thekyle"
	}, {
		"summary": "Hi, Steemians! \nA popular missing feature here on steemit is the ability to quickly and easily find posts that mention you using the @username syntax. This functionality comes baked right into AskSteem, a steem search engine. I wanted to write a quick blog post showing you how easy it is the utilize this powerful capability to interact with those who are talking about you in their posts.\n\n\n1. Go to\n\nTo use this service you will need to visit AskSteem\n2. Type Your Username in Quotes\n",
		"children": 85,
		"created": "2017-06-14T02:02:48",
		"tags": ["steemit", "asksteem", "steem", "steemdev", "mentions"],
		"permlink": "how-to-find-posts-that-mention-you-with-asksteem",
		"net_votes": 310,
		"title": "How to Find Posts that Mention You (with AskSteem)",
		"type": "post",
		"author": "thekyle"
	"time": 0.137

The search endpoint also accepts a pg parameter to select the page of results to return. If not provided the page will default to 1 and for any given query there is a max of 10 pages that can be returned.

For example: would return the second page of results for the term "asksteem".

Some other parameters for the search endpoint are:

  • include - to include additional fields for each search result
  • sort_by - to sort the search results by a specific field
  • order - used in combination with sort_by to determine how the specified field should be sorted (asc or desc)
  • types - used to specify the types of content to be included in results (user and/or post)


We request applications that use our API to show the AskSteem Logo, with a hyperlink to the AskSteem homepage, somewhere immediately visible on the search results page/view without any user interaction.

Here is an example logo which we recommend you use:

You can embed it on your page with the following code: <a href=""><img src=""></a>


At AskSteem, we want to bring powerful, reliable, and robust search to as many STEEM based applications as possible. However, in order to continue developing new advanced API features and providing a continuously updated index we need funding. For that reason, we ask that if possible, you send about 2% post beneficiary rewards to the @hoxly STEEM account. Additionally, paying API users will get priority support and feature requests over non-paying API users.

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