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PIP package to scrape and parse Google Search Results using SerpWow. Visit https://serpwow.com to get a free API key.

Project description

This Python package allows you to scrape and parse Google Search Results using SerpWow. In addition to Search you can also use this package to access the SerpWow Locations API and Account API.

Installation

You can install google-search-results-serpwow with:

$ pip install google-search-results-serpwow

and upgrade with:

$ pip install google-search-results-serpwow --upgrade

Documentation

We have included examples here but full SerpWow API documentation is available at the API Docs: - Search API Docs - Locations API Docs - Account API Docs You can also use the API Playground to visually build Google search requests using SerpWow.

Simple Example

Simplest example for a standard query “pizza”, returning the Google SERP (Search Engine Results Page) data as JSON:

from google_search_results import GoogleSearchResults
import json

# create the serpwow object, passing in our API key
serpwow = GoogleSearchResults("demo")

# set up a dict for the search parameters
params = {
  "q" : "pizza"
}

# retrieve the search results as JSON
result = serpwow.get_json(params)

# pretty-print the result
print json.dumps(result, indent=2, sort_keys=True)

Getting an API Key

To get a free API Key head over to app.serpwow.com/signup.

Searching with a location

Example of a Google query geo-locating the query as if the user were located in New York.

from google_search_results import GoogleSearchResults
import json

# create the serpwow object, passing in our API key
serpwow = GoogleSearchResults("demo")

# set up a dict for the query (q) and location parameters
# note that the "location" parameter should be a value
# returned from the Locations API
params = {
  "q" : "pizza",
  "location" : "New York,New York,United States"
}

# retrieve the search results as JSON
result = serpwow.get_json(params)

# pretty-print the result
print json.dumps(result, indent=2, sort_keys=True))

Searching Google Places, Google Videos, Google Images, Google Shopping and Google News

Use the search_type param to search Google Places, Videos, Images and News. See the Search API Parameters Docs for full details of the additional params available for each search type.

from google_search_results import GoogleSearchResults
import json

# create the serpwow object, passing in our API key
serpwow = GoogleSearchResults("demo")

# perform a search on Google News, just looking at blogs, filtering out duplicates
params = {
  "q" : "football news",
  "search_type" : "news",
  "news_type" : "blogs",
  "show_duplicates" : "false"
}
result = serpwow.get_json(params)
print json.dumps(result, indent=2, sort_keys=True)

# perform a search on Google Places for "plumber" in London
params = {
  "search_type" : "places",
  "q" : "plumber",
  "location" : "London,England,United Kingdom"
}
result = serpwow.get_json(params)
print json.dumps(result, indent=2, sort_keys=True)

# perform an image search on Google Images for "red flowers"
params = {
  "q" : "red flowers",
  "search_type" : "images"
}
result = serpwow.get_json(params)
print json.dumps(result, indent=2, sort_keys=True)

Returning results as JSON, HTML and CSV

google-search-results-serpwow can return data in JSON, HTML and CSV formats using the get_json, get_html and get_csv methods. For CSV results use the csv_fields param (docs) to request specific result fields.

from google_search_results import GoogleSearchResults
import json

# create the serpwow object, passing in our API key
serpwow = GoogleSearchResults("demo")

# set up a dict for the query (q) and location parameters
# note that the "location" parameter should be a value
# returned from the Locations API
params = {
  "q" : "pizza",
  "location" : "New York,New York,United States"
}

# retrieve the search results as JSON
result_json = serpwow.get_json(params)

# retrieve the search results as HTML
result_html = serpwow.get_html(params)

# retrieve the search results as CSV
result_csv = serpwow.get_csv(params)

Requesting mobile and tablet results

To request that SerpWow renders the Google search results via a mobile or tablet browser use the device param:

from google_search_results import GoogleSearchResults
import json

serpwow = GoogleSearchResults("demo")

# set up the mobile params
params_mobile = {
  "q" : "pizza",
  "device" : "mobile"
}

# set up the tablet params
params_tablet = {
  "q" : "pizza",
  "device" : "tablet"
}

# set up the desktop params (note we omit the "device" param)
params_desktop = {
  "q" : "pizza"
}

# retrieve the mobile search results
result_mobile_json = serpwow.get_json(params_mobile)

# retrieve the tablet search results
result_tablet_json = serpwow.get_json(params_tablet)

# retrieve the desktop search results
result_desktop_json = serpwow.get_json(params_desktop)

Parsing results

When making a request via the get_json method a standard Python dict is returned. You can inspect this dict to iterate, parse and store the results in your app.

from google_search_results import GoogleSearchResults
import json

# make a simple query, returning JSON
serpwow = GoogleSearchResults("demo")
result = serpwow.get_json({ "q" : "pizza" })

# determine if the request was successful
success = result["request_info"]

if success:

  # extract the time taken and number of organic results
  time_taken = result["search_metadata"]["total_time_taken"]
  organic_result_count = len(result["organic_results"])

  # print
  print str(organic_result_count) + " organic results returned in " + str(time_taken) + "s"

Paginating results, returning up to 100 results per page

Use the start and num parameters to paginate through Google search results. start is 0-based. The maximum number of results returned per page (controlled by the num param) is 100 (a Google-imposed limitation) for all search_type’s apart from Google Places, where the maximum is 20. Here’s an example.

from google_search_results import GoogleSearchResults
import json

# request the first 100 results
serpwow = GoogleSearchResults("demo")
params = {
  "q" : "pizza",
  "start" : 0,
  "num": 100
}
result_page_1 = serpwow.get_json(params)

# request the next 100 results
params["start"] = 100
result_page_2 = serpwow.get_json(params)

# pretty-print the result
print "Page 1"
print json.dumps(result_page_1, indent=2, sort_keys=True)
print "Page 2"
print json.dumps(result_page_2, indent=2, sort_keys=True)

Search example with all parameters

from google_search_results import GoogleSearchResults

# create the serpwow object, passing in our API key
serpwow = GoogleSearchResults("demo")

# set up a dict for the search parameters
params = {
  "q" : "pizza",
  "search_type" : "images",
  "gl" : "us",
  "hl" : "en",
  "location" : "New York,New York,United States",
  "google_domain" : "google.com",
  "time_period" : "custom",
  "sort_by" : "date",
  "time_period_min" : "02/01/2018",
  "time_period_max" : "02/08/2019",
  "device" : "mobile",
  "csv_fields" : "search.q,organic_results.position,organic_results.domain",
  "start" : "0",
  "num" : "100"
}

# retrieve the search results as CSV
result = serpwow.get_csv(params)

print result

Locations API Example

The Locations API allows you to search for SerpWow supported locations. You can supply the full_name returned by the Locations API as the location parameter in a Search API query (see example above) to retrieve search results geo-located to that location.

from google_search_results import GoogleSearchResults
import json

# create the serpwow object, passing in our API key
serpwow = GoogleSearchResults("demo")

# set up a dict for the location query parameters
params = {
  "q" : "mumbai"
}

# retrieve locations matching the query parameters as JSON
result = serpwow.get_locations(params)

# pretty-print the result
print json.dumps(result, indent=2, sort_keys=True)

Account API Example

The Account API allows you to check your current SerpWow usage and billing information.

from google_search_results import GoogleSearchResults
import json

# create the serpwow object, passing in our API key
serpwow = GoogleSearchResults("demo")

# get our account info
result = serpwow.get_account()

# pretty-print the result
print json.dumps(result, indent=2, sort_keys=True)

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