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Hi E's, I want to collect links in my database, for any search I do in search engines.
In old times I use google with a regular expression and I get the results, but unfortunately
They codify the source code.
I want to know what is the best alternative, maybe a API, also in google, for collect links in a search.
besides google that more services are there?

The best regards, JC
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Yes, Google found that people were doing Google searches, collecting the information by scraping the HTML response document, and storing the information.  This enabled people to use Google's information without presenting the advertisements that Google uses to earn its living.  So they fixed it.

You might want to look into the available Google APIs that return JSON or XML.  There may be costs associated with these.
https://developers.google.com/custom-search/
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Hi Ray, I tried use google custom search, but have not found how to do a global search, just inside a given website search.
Do you have any idea, how I do a global search, or do you thing is better I open a new question?
A good tutorial help too.

The best regards, JC
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I'm fairly sure you can search by topic, but the free global Google search API may be a thing of the past.  See https://developers.google.com/web-search/docs/ where it is deprecated, pointing us to custom search instead.

I've never tried it, but this looks like it might be promising:
http://blog.programmableweb.com/2012/03/21/duckduckgo-the-search-engine-youve-never-heard-of/

I've never tried this either, but I've used a lot of Yahoo services and they are mostly great.
http://developer.yahoo.com/boss/search/
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