Welcome to the Diffbot docs! Here you'll learn all about Diffbot's features and how they can help you accomplish your goal.
To begin, please make sure you've registered for an API account at Diffbot.com - we have two-week trials available which are identical to paid accounts in almost every way except crawling ability. If you want to test crawls, please get in touch and we'll give you a temporary account boost.
If you'd like to experiment with Knowledge Graph (KG), please note that due KG being available only on request at the moment, your trial token will not grant you access to it. Again, if you wish to take it for a spin, please get in touch.
Categories and Sections
The categories are divided into isolated collections of content focused on a specific skill level. Tutorials are good for newbies, but someone who has grasped the basics and knows what they are looking for will feel more at home in the How To Guides, reading specific solutions to specific problems. If you're interested in the philosophy or technology behind some of the features or choices we at Diffbot have made, there's the Explainers category.
API and Errors
To read our API docs, visit the separate API Section. You'll usually consult it to find out which commands you can run, fields you can include, searches you can run, to inspect demo queries, and so on. We recommend you dive into the API reference only once you've gone through the prose sections, but if you're technical enough and just want to get your hands dirty, feel free to dive right in!