i.am i.am - 1 year ago 148
JSON Question

google search, json_decode gives null

$query = "Poultry meat is a major source of animal protein considering";

function fetch_google($query) {
$cleanQuery = str_replace(" ","+",$query);

$url = 'http://www.google.com/search?q='.urlencode($cleanQuery);
$json = json_decode($data, true);


echo "<b>Result ".($x+1)."</b>";
echo "<br>URL: ";
echo $json->responseData->results[$x]->url;
echo "<br>VisibleURL: ";
echo $json->responseData->results[$x]->visibleUrl;
echo "<br>Title: ";
echo $json->responseData->results[$x]->title;
echo "<br>Content: ";
echo $json->responseData->results[$x]->content;
echo "<br><br>";


i am try to get search result, but in return json_decode giving null values ..
tried searching for answer but failed.

gives result .. but not $json

Answer Source

You loaded the full google search results page. The result in $data will be the full HTML returned by the page, not a json formatted result.

You need to call the google API in order to receive a JSON that can be easily manipulate from PHP

Check the official documentation here about google search

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