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Is it legal to parse google search result ?

Discussion in 'Business & Tax Advice' started by iboga, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. iboga

    iboga Junior Member Premium Member

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    Hi,

    I have question in mind, Is it legal to parse google search result to check ranking ?
    I mean that if i build a service like that can i resell it (even if there's already a lot of them around in the market) ?

    thanks by advance
     
  2. throw.pl

    throw.pl Newbie

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    Yes, it's legal.
     
  3. tejsin

    tejsin Power Member

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    can you explain a little bit more? What does parse mean in this case? You mean change the rankings using different methods or what?
     
  4. unclemike

    unclemike BANNED BANNED

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    Yes, I do believe this is legal but maybe some more details would help our advice...

    Cheers
    Unclemike
     
  5. audioguy

    audioguy Power Member

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    It's against their TOS to query search engine through robot.

    Read point 5.3:

    http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/archive/20070416-20120301/

    The new version of the TOS is more vague, but it is stated that:

     
  6. wannabie

    wannabie Elite Member

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    Bascially, if you use any API from Google then you will be shut down until you stop scraping search results.

    This has happened with raven tools, seomox, ahref and a ton of other services over the last few weeks, google it ;)

    YOu are always in breach of the terms of service with Google but you know what? Who gives a toss ;)