How We Hit 10 Million Requests in 3 Months

K Srinivas Rao

K Srinivas Rao

@Srinu53168 How We Hit 10 Million Requests in 3 Months

Welcome to, the ultimate destination for all your Naruto API needs. In this blog post, we'll take you on a journey of how our open-source NarutoDB API achieved remarkable success, reaching 10 million requests in just three months. From its inception to the means that contributed to its rapid growth, we'll delve into the key factors that made stand out in the developer community.

What is NarutoDB API?

NarutoDB API is a meticulously curated and structured open-source API that provides comprehensive data related to the Naruto universe. It serves as a one-stop solution for developers looking to integrate Naruto-related information into their applications, websites, or projects. With a vast collection of character details, jutsu techniques, villages, and more, NarutoDB API caters to the diverse needs of Naruto fans and developers alike.

How did we exhaust the request quota of our server with zero to no marketing?

Even if you don't have a dedicated marketing team or a bunch of social media managers or even a DevRel intern to promote our product, as developers there are a couple of things you can ensure to do the bare minimum and let the internet do its work.

  1. High-quality API design

    From the start, we focused on creating an API that exceeded expectations. By investing time and effort into curating accurate and up-to-date data, organizing it effectively, and ensuring a seamless developer experience, we built a reliable resource that developers could trust and rely on without any cross-checking.

  2. Search Engine Optimizations (SEO)

    We understood the importance of search engine optimization (SEO) in driving organic traffic and gaining visibility. This is by far the most important factor in making the product reach so many users in a short time. Some of the SEO practices that we followed personally are

    • Next.js Static Site rendering.
    • On-page unique metadata on each page.
    • Unique content for each page of the documentation.
    • XML sitemap of the complete site for all the pages.
    • 24/7 availability by deploying our frontend on Vercel and backend on Cyclic managed servers.
    • Backlinks from social media posts and blogs.
    • Page index monitoring for our domain using Google search console.

    I won't go into explaining how all these work or how to perform them, there are millions of resources on the internet to learn about that. This post is primarily about all techniques that we followed personally that worked wonders for us. Still, if you want to learn more about how to implement them, go check out our GitHub repo and give it a star while you're at it ✨.

Personal passion for Naruto

As die-hard Naruto fans ourselves, our passion for the product was evident in every aspect of This drove us to create an API that we would personally love to use. Our deep knowledge and understanding of the Naruto universe translated into a valuable resource for developers, as they could rely on us for accurate and comprehensive Naruto-related data.

Even without the resources typically associated with marketing efforts, achieved a remarkable milestone of 10 million requests in just three months. Through our commitment to creating a high-quality API, implementing basic SEO techniques, actively engaging with developers, and leveraging the power of word-of-mouth marketing, we successfully established as a trusted and valued resource within the Naruto community.

Join us at and experience the comprehensive Naruto API firsthand. Let's continue supporting each other as developers and ensure the sustained operation of this amazing API. While our community collaboration is invaluable, it's important to acknowledge that financial support from our users and contributors is vital in keeping our servers running and maintaining the high quality of our services.

By making financial contributions, you directly contribute to the infrastructure and resources required to operate this API efficiently. Your support helps cover server costs, and maintenance expenses and allows us to invest in further research and development, ultimately enhancing the API's capabilities.

Together, we can ensure the long-term sustainability and growth of this API, empowering developers worldwide with the resources they need to create innovative solutions and drive technological progress. Thank you for being an integral part of our community and for considering financial support to help us thrive.