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How can I retrieve information from a search engine in order to display relative info on a page

Posted on 2003-12-05
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I am trying to create a dynamic text block that would change depending on what search values a user entered to surf to our site.  How can I retrieve that info from the search engine?
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you need to be _WAY_ more specific. That would be pretty advanced stuff, and no matter what you do, it may work, it may not.

To get the terms entered into a search engine will vary depending on the search enginge. You may be able to get variables passed by the get method, parsing $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER']. You won't be able to get variables passed by the Post method however.

for Google this _may_ work

$match = array();
preg_match("#q=(.*?)&#", $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'], $match);
$search = $match[0];
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