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Google search integration class - php class

This class can be used to search a site and retrieve results from Google.

It can send HTTP requests to Google search site to perform searches for given keywords restricted to a given site domain.

The class retrieves the result pages, extract the results and display them with configurable presentation styles.

CLASS FILE SCRIPT : save it as class.googlesearch.php

/* ****************************************************

Functions for google result generation
**************************************************** */

// Class for showing google search result on a webpage by taking the
// content form google search page and processing it for other websites

Class googlesearch {
//Start Class

//class variabes
var $googleSearchTerm; // User Typed Search terms
var $searchThisDomain; // Need a Global or local search
var $searchEngineURL; // URL of search Engine you need
var $searchDomain; // Which domain You need to search
var $failURL; // If failed to fetch contents for search page then redirect to this URL
//styling variables
var $headerStyle; // Style for header in result display
var $descriptionStyle; // Style for Description in result display
var $citeUrlStyle; // Style for Cite URL in result display
var $pagingStyle; // Style for Paging links in result display
var $currentPagingParam ;// current paging value


//constructor for google search class
function googlesearch( $search_Domain="", $google_SearchTerm=" ", $search_ThisDomain=1, $search_EngineURL="",$fail_URL="" ){
// all parameters are optional
$this->googleSearchTerm = $google_SearchTerm ;
$this->searchDomain = $search_Domain ;
$this->searchThisDomain = $search_ThisDomain ;
$this->searchEngineURL = $search_EngineURL;
$this->failURL = $fail_URL;

$this->headerStyle = " style='color:#669933;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:15px' " ;
$this->descriptionStyle = " style='color:#CC3333;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px' " ;
$this->citeUrlStyle = " style='color:#009900;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:italic' " ;
$this->pagingStyle = " style='color:red;text-decoration: none;font-family:arial;font-size:12px' " ;

// if searchDomain is not given then set it with current working site domain
if( $this->searchDomain == "" )



//Function to generate a google search link
function generateSearchQuery($keyword){
if( isset( $_GET['start'] ) ){

$newKey=" ";
//replace unwanted spaces with '+'


//if user wants to search a particulaar domain then add google site search attributes to link
//return generated link
return $this->searchEngineURL.$newKey;


// Function to get contents from the google search page
function fetchContent($query_search_URL){

//getting contents from Google URL by curl

// if no content with curl request then try normal url request
if( trim($content)=="" )

if( $content!="" ){
return $content;
}else{ //if search failed redirect to failURL
}else{ //if search link is invalid ,search failed redirect to failURL

// Function to get contents from the google search page
function fetchContent($query_search_URL){
//getting contents
if( $content!="" ){
return $content;
}else{ //if search failed redirect to failURL
}else{ //if search link is invalid ,search failed redirect to failURL


//Function getting contents from Google URL if PHP server allows to access contents froma remote URL
function fetchContentFromURL($qryURL){
return $PageContent;


//Function getting contents from Google URL using CURL functions
function fetchContentFromURLbyCURL($qryURL){
//Initialize the cURL session
$ch = curl_init();
//Set the URL of the page or file to download.
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $qryURL);
// Ask cURL to return the contents in a variable instead of simply echoing them to the browser.
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
// Execute the cURL session
$PageContent = curl_exec ($ch);
// Close cURL session
curl_close ($ch);

return $PageContent;


//Function to format the search result
function formatResult($rawContent,$head_style,$desc_style,$cite_style,$markSearchTerm){

//user defined style class or default style
if( $head_style !="" ) $head_style=" class=\"{$head_style}\" "; else $head_style=$this->headerStyle;
if( $desc_style !="" ) $desc_style=" class=\"{$desc_style}\" "; else $desc_style=$this->descriptionStyle;
if( $cite_style !="" ) $cite_style=" class=\"{$cite_style}\" "; else $cite_style=$this->citeUrlStyle;

if( $rawContent != "" ){


if( preg_match_all("#<a\s{1,}href=[\'\"]?".$this->addSlashesForRegEx($this->searchDomain)."(.+)[\'\"]?(.+)>(.+)<\/a>#U",$rawContent,$matches) ){


if( count($arrheading) > 0 ){
foreach( $arrheading as $linkVal){
$styledURL=preg_replace("#(<a\s{1,}href=[\'\"].+[\'\"]\s?)(.)*(\s+>)#U","$1 {$head_style} $3",$linkVal);

if( preg_match_all("#<a\s{1,}href=[\'\"]?".$this->addSlashesForRegEx($this->searchDomain)."(.+)[\'\"]?(.+)>(.+)<\/a>(.+){$this->searchDomain}#U",$rawContent,$matches1) ){

if( count($arrDesc) > 0 ){

if( preg_match("#href=[\'\"]?(.+)[\'\"]?\s{1,}#U",$arrheading[$i],$arrhead) )


//yellow marking the search term if needed

$arrRep=array("<b style='background-color:yellow;'>","</b>");

$resultArray[$i] = str_replace($arrFind,$arrRep,$arrheading[$i]."\n<br>\n<font {$desc_style} >".strip_tags($arrDesc[$i])."</font>\n<br>\n<a href='{$arrURLs[$i]}' target='_blank' {$cite_style} >URL : ".$arrURLs[$i]."</a>\n<br><br>");
$resultArray[$i] = $arrheading[$i]."\n<br>\n<font {$desc_style} >".strip_tags($arrDesc[$i])."</font>\n<br>\n<a href='{$arrURLs[$i]}' target='_blank' {$cite_style} >URL : ".$arrURLs[$i]."</a>\n<br><br>";

return $resultArray;

return $resultArray;

return $resultArray;

return $resultArray;



// Function to get the paging links
function getPaging($strContent,$linkStyle){
if( preg_match_all("/start=(\d{1,})/",$strContent,$mtch) ){
if( !@in_array(0,$arrMatch) ) $arrMatch[count($arrMatch)]=0;

//get currentpage
foreach( $arrunique as $val ){
if( $val==$this->currentPagingParam )
$pagelink.="<a href='{$currentPage}?ser={$this->googleSearchTerm}&start={$val}' {$linkStyle}><font color=orange>{$i}</font></a> ";
$pagelink.="<a href='{$currentPage}?ser={$this->googleSearchTerm}&start={$val}' {$linkStyle}>{$i}</a> ";



return "<div style='float:right;horizontal-align:right;'>".$pagelink."</div>";


//Function to start search
function startSearch($key,$searchCurrentDomain=1,$head_style="",$desc_style="",$cite_style="",$paging_style="",$markSearchTerm=1){
if( $paging_style !="" ) $paging_style=" class=\"{$paging_style}\" "; else $paging_style=$this->pagingStyle;

// considering whether user needs a global or local search
$this->searchThisDomain = $searchCurrentDomain ;
//generate google Search URL
$searchQry = $this->generateSearchQuery($key);
//generate google result
$strContent = $this->fetchContent($searchQry);
$paginglinks=$this->getPaging( $strContent,$paging_style);

$searchContent =$this->formatResult($strContent,$head_style,$desc_style,$cite_style,$markSearchTerm);
//return search results
if( count($searchContent) > 0 ){
echo("<br><b><font color=red size=3 face=arial>Search results : Matching Records for Search term \"".$key."\".</font></b>\n\n<br>");
for($i=0;$i<count($searchContent) ;$i++ )
echo("\n<b><font color=red face=arial size=3 >Matching Records for \"".$key."\" could not be found, search using other keywords.</font></b>");


// Function to add slashes in Search Domain form making RegEx friendly
function addSlashesForRegEx($searchDomain){
//add the protocol to search domain if needed
if( strpos($searchDomain,"http") === false )
//escape the RegEx quantifiers in string
return( str_replace($arrfind,$arrReplace,$searchDomain) );


//Function to handle failed search
function failedSearch($errcode,$redirectInSeconds=0){
if($errcode==1) $errMsg="Sorry, Invalid Search Query.";
elseif($errcode==2) $errMsg="Sorry, Search Result cannot be retrived.";
else $errMsg="";
echo("<br><br><br><br><br><br><b><font color=red face=arial size=2>{$errMsg}</font></b><br><br><br><br><br><br>\n<meta http-equiv=\"refresh\" content=\"{$redirectInSeconds};URL={$this->failURL}\" />");

//End of class




//startSearch( keyword,searchOnlyCurrentDomain,headStyle,descriptionStyle,siteURLStyle,pagingLink,NeedtoHiglightSearchTerm)

//sample styles
.linkgoogle:hover {color:blue;font-weight:bold;text-decoration: none;}
.linkgoogle {color:red;font-weight:bold;text-decoration: none;}
.txt{color:#000000;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px}
.cite{color:#009900;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:italic}
.cite:hover{color:red;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;font-style:bold}
.head{color:#669933;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:16px}
.pagelink:hover {color:red;text-decoration: none;font-size:11px;font-family:arial;font-weight:bold}
.pagelink {color:black;font-size:11px;font-family:arial;text-decoration: none;font-weight:bold}

//uncomment below include stmt when calling the class from other page

//set domain for searching [option]
//if search domain is not given, the application take the running server address ""

//create object for the search class
$obj= new googlesearch($searchDomain);

$searchTerm="default search term"; //default keyword optional

if( isset($_GET['ser']) ){
if( $_GET['ser'] != "" )

echo("<table><tr><td>Search Google</td></tr><tr><td><form method=\"get\" action=\"\"><input type=\"text\" name=ser value=\"");
echo("\" /> <input type=\"submit\" name=btn value=\"Search\"/></form></td></tr><tr><td>");



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