Shutdown plan for legacy Blog Search API and Blog LiveFeed API versions

Earlier this year (2017) we released Blog Search API v3 and Blog LiveFeed API v5 to replace our older API versions. We’re now announcing that the older API versions will be shut down 2018-03-31. Our latest API versions are based on feedback from you, our customers, and includes even more metadata than before. The LiveFeed API is much easier to use and includes backend changes that will improve the service availability.

TL;DR

Deprecated Blog Search API versions (previously known as Analytics API)

URL path Version Released
/analytics/Analytics.ashx?xmloutputversion=1 v1 2007-5
/analytics/Analytics.ashx?xmloutputversion=2 v2 2011-5

Documentation for latest version, including changes and migration steps.

Deprecated Blog LiveFeed API versions

URL path Version Released
/livefeed.asmx v1 2007-04
/livefeed2.asmx v2 2010-03
/livefeed3.asmx v3 2010-06
/livefeed4.asmx v4 2011-05

Documentation for latest version, including changes and migration steps.

FAQ

We don’t know how to migrate, can you help us?

Absolutely, contact our support and we’ll do our best to ensure a smooth migration. But start by reading the release post and API documentation.

How do I know which version I’m using?

Look at the URL, basically if it doesn’t start with /blog/ you’re using a deprecated API.