Google search requires a JS enabled web browser to display the results. But I want a simple XML or JSON format, so my app can parse it.

I looked into Web Search API but it is deprecated. I looked into Custom Search API but it only returns results for Custom Search Engines.


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Do you have to use Google? I've read very good things about Yahoo's BOSS. And it provides the simple output (XML) you need.

  • I don't need it to be Google. I tried YQL but it didn't returned the number of occcurences.
    – Jader Dias
    May 12, 2011 at 15:30

From: How to export Google search results

You could try using Google AJAX Search API. For example querying the URL http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/services/search/web?v=1.0&q=Svick will give you results for my username in JSON.

But it is deprecated http://code.google.com/apis/websearch

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