Microsoft Cognitive Services Key

Please follow the instructions below for the key.

Step 1: Log in to a Windows account (e.g., Hotmail,,
Step 2: go to the web search API start page, click Get Started for Free and sign up for a free trial of Bing Web Search (near the bottom of the page)

At the bottom of the page check: I agree to the Microsoft Cognitive Services Terms and Microsoft Privacy Statement.
Then click subscribe and take a copy of your key (32 characters).

This should give 1000 free queries per month for 3 months. After that the cost (February 2017) is 1 cent for every 3 queries. This goes 100% to Microsoft for the use of Bing. Webometric Analyst itself is free to researchers in all respects.

To use the queries, start Webometric Analyst and enter the key in the Startup Wizard.