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Google Search API


Author: Myeongkook Park


Description

This plugin enables your Automation Scenario to perform searches on the Internet using Google’s search engine just like searching via a browser. 





Need help?

Technical contact to tech@argos-labs.com


May you search all operations,



Input (required)

  • API Key                                                You must acquire the API Key first from Google. Please see below for the instruction
  • Search Engine ID              This is part of the API activation process. See below for details
  • Search Keyword                               Enter word or words just like you enter them on your web-browser
  • Search Type                       Choose between general Web search and the Image search
  • Number of Results          You can specify the number of results to show up in output (up to 100)


Input (optional – Get Process only)

  • Exact Terms                        Limit the results to those that include word(s) or phrase(s) specified here.
  • Date Restrict                      You can set the limitation to update dates – see below for formats
  • File Type                              This is only for the Image search – see below.
  • Exclude Terms                   Limit the results to those that does not contain word(s) or phrase(s) specified here.
  • Site Search                          Search will be performed only in the domain you specify here


Output

  • Return Value (CSV)         
    Headers are shown below

title

link

snippet



How to obtain Google Search API key and the Search Engine ID


[1] API Key


Step 1

  1. visit https://console.cloud.google.com
  2. Login to google account which first time to use this console
  3. Click “CREATE” button to create new project


Step 2

  1. New project
  2. Project name
  3. Click “CREATE” button

Step 3

  1. Search with “custom search”
  2. Select “Custom Search API”


Step 4

  1. Click “TRY THIS API” button


Step 5

  1. Click “Get a Key”


Step 6

  1. Select a project. If there is no project, select Create a new project.
  2. Click “NEXT” button.


Step 7

  1. Copy API KEY



[1] Search Engine ID


Step 1

  1. Click “Programmable Search Engine” or Connect URL https://programmablesearchengine.google.com/about/
  2. Login to google account which first time to use this console


Step 2

  1. Click “Get started”


Step 3

  1. Type www.google.com/*  for Sites to search
  2. Select Your Language. The default setting is English.
  3. Click “CREATE” button


Step 4

  1. Click “Control Panel”


Step 5

  1. Click the button of Search the entire web to turn it on.


Step 6

  1. Click “Copy to clipboard”



How to set the parameters

See example below.





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