Get searchresults from a Google Custom Search Engine
This package can fetch results from a Google Custom Search Engine. It returns an array with searchresults. You'll need to know how to set up a Google Custom Search Engine.
This package can be installed through Composer.
composer require spatie/googlesearch
When using Laravel there is a service provider that you can make use of.
// Laravel 5: config/app.php 'providers' => [ '...', 'Spatie\GoogleSearch\GoogleSearchServiceProvider' ];
GoogleSearch also comes with a facade, which provides an easy way to call the the class.
// Laravel 5: config/app.php 'aliases' => [ ... 'GoogleSearch' => 'Spatie\GoogleSearch\Facades\GoogleSearch', ... ]
You can publish the config file of the package using artisan
php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Spatie\GoogleSearch\GoogleSearchServiceProvider"
This command creates a file within your config directory in which you can specify the id of the Custom Search Engine you want to use.
Here is a sample call to get search results:
/* This function returns an array with keys "name" // the name of the found page "url" // the url of the found page "snippet" // a little piece of text found on the page */ $searchResults = GoogleSearch::getResults('The meaning of life'); // is 42
When no results are found an empty array is returned.