iStock API Widget

New for 2015, the iStock API widget allows you to integrate iStock content and search results on your site in 4 simple steps, making it easier for you make money than ever before! There’s not even a need to worry about collecting your tracking links as once a user clicks through the widget all network tracking is dynamically inputted, ensuring that when someone purchases from iStock you receive your commissions. Here’s how to integrate:

1. Log-in

2. Customise the Widget

3. Get the Code

4. Embed it on your site

There is added functionality available for all users, if you focus on a specific interest category such as business you can have pre-populated results in the widget relating to business. You can also filter by the content type (photo, vector, video, audio).

To show you how easy it is to use we’ve run through the setup below:

1. Log-in

To login all you need is your affiliate ID:


 2. Customise the Widget

You’ll be able to access the short guide which outlines all the information you need by selecting the ‘guide’ at any time.

User Guide

Selecting the size is simple, you can select IAB ad unit sizes or type in custom dimensions for one off sizes – please note custom units can only be developed if they are over 300px x 300px

Custom Sizes

If you have specific content on your site you’re able to pre-populate the widget with content. You simply have to select the ‘search icon and type in the relevant keyword – this will ensure that the widget is populated with relevant content. Alternatively, if you do not include a query your widget will be populated with the most popular content on our site.

Search Function

The last step is selecting the file type, the default selection will show all content – but if you do want to showcase a specific type of content then you can select from photos, vectors, video or audio.

Filter Function

4. Get the Code

You’re all set to implement the widget onto your site – simply click the ‘code’ button, copy the code and implement it onto your site.

Code Function

We’ve included the widget which we developed as a part of this guide below: