Get searchresults from a Google Custom Search Engine

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2.0.1 2015-05-23 12:32 UTC


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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.

Laravel compatibility

Laravel googlesearch 4.2.x 1.x 5.x 2.x


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' => [

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.