Amazon Product Advertising API – get review-rank


Using the Amazon API it seems that it’s not possible anymore to get the review rank information of a product. Checking this link the note says:

As of November 8, 2010, only the iframe URL is returned in the request

However, testing with the params they suggest to get the Iframe, but it seems that now even the Iframe doesn’t work anymore. Thus, even in the latest API Reference in the chapter “Motivating Customers to Buy” the part “reviews” is completely missing.

However: Since I’m also very interested if it’s still possible somehow to get the review rank information – maybe even not using the Amazon API but a competitor’s API to get review rank information – I hope someone can provide something helpful on this topic.


Preamble: I’m not sure that I understand exactly what you are looking for here but I’ll share my findings anyways.

I was able to retrieve the iframe URL for the reviews and was able to see the reviews iframe after embedding it into an .html page. I used the following attributes to retrieve the iframe URL:

The relevant part of the response:

Note that you will not be able to use this iframe URL due to the fact that (1) I’ve removed my Amazon Key and the Associate Tag that was used to create the signature and (2) it expires 24 hours after the call.

If you use the same attributes that I’ve used, paying close attention to the Version and AssociateTag fields, you will get a result with an iframe URL included.

I then embedded the url in an iframe: