Use PHP to scrape the google Adwords ads

Posted on 2009-06-29
Last Modified: 2012-05-07

I am developing a website, In which i have to scrape the google Adwords ads in PHP and For each ad, get the ad title, ad text, visible URL, and destination URL and  For each destination URL, get all the outgoing links

And i am clueless about this. So please advice.

Thanks in advance,
Question by:Priyadarshni
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You call a script from the google site that embeds the text into the page.
If you call the same script again you will get different links so that doesn't work.
You'll need to call the script and then have the code to read the elements back in using DOM lookups.

What good would this do ?

If you are planning on altering the links in anyway or stopping some companies (competitors maybe) popping up on your site you will very quickly be banned from the google ads program - they do checks.
If it is just stopping your competitors there is an option for this in your admin pages.


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Thank you for your reply.

Er... I might be asking a silly question, But How do I call that script? Where is it??

I am sorry, But this concept is new to me. So please help me out.
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The script is included inline in the web page (by you).  You put it further down than the google advert and it will then run after it.

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Can i get some documentation or an example for this?

I still dont know what script i shd include?
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Hello Anybody there???
Help me out please...
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Well you have not said what you want to do so it is pretty hard to write a script for you

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I need a script to scrape the google Adwords ads in PHP for different keywords daily. Or atleast an idea how to do it...
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edster9999 earned 500 total points
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If you can program then download the javascrip scripts that the google adverts pull in.
from memory it adds in html code to display the adverts in a div item something like this :
<div id="googleads">

If you copy the java script to your own server and run it from there instead you can play with what it does.

NOTE - If Google catch you doing this they will ban you even if it is not to defraud them


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I used the same method

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