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Google not returning results - Updated API, script etc...

Discussion in 'Keyword Tracker' started by NewComputer, Jul 14, 2011.

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    I have updated the API, I have updated the file on the server but G is still returning no results. Anyone else experiencing this? It was B and G until I updated the file, but now it is just the big googleowski...
    SEMrush
     
    NewComputer, Jul 14, 2011 IP
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  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #2
    Do you get an error when you look one up manually (by clicking on it)?
     
    digitalpoint, Jul 14, 2011 IP
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    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    Yes, there is an error at the top in red that says "Error returned from search engine: Access Not Configured". I searched the forums but was met with "Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms."
     
    NewComputer, Jul 14, 2011 IP
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Shawn, it was actually a combination of quotas and enabling the correct API, not the one right below it ;)

    Now to work around the 100 queries without paying for it...
     
    NewComputer, Jul 15, 2011 IP
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    Google still is not working for me. Bing & Yahoo both work. I've tried the new and old script (pre recent Yahoo update) from multiple hosts with the same result. The error returned is "Error returned from search engine: Bad Request" during manual checks
     
    Illum, Jul 24, 2011 IP
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    #7
    Did you double check your Google API key you entered?
     
    digitalpoint, Jul 24, 2011 IP
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    Thanks, that was it. Apparently my old key just stopped working all of a sudden.
     
    Illum, Jul 25, 2011 IP
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    #9
    Hello, I need an advice please. Google rankings are not tracked anymore and the last check was 2 weeks ago. What can be the issue or what am I doing wrong? Please see the image attached.
    tracker-issue.jpg

    Thank you and have a nice day! :)
     
    vai, Jul 25, 2011 IP
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    #10
    Have you double checked your Google API key in your settings?
     
    digitalpoint, Jul 25, 2011 IP
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    My API key stopped working. Can someone help, how do I get a new google api and where does it show my current one in my account? When I search for it I get taken to various pages on code API etc. I'm not sure if that's right because when I enter those in the setting on the tracker I still get "bad request". Also when I go to the google console, I don't see anything that has "simple API" or enable custom search. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This is a great tool and I miss it, I've been getting NA for a while now.
     
    Robert1, Jul 29, 2011 IP
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    OK, nevermind. It looks like google moved the enable custom search under "services".

    Now, anyway to get around the 100 link limit?
     
    Robert1, Jul 29, 2011 IP
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    #13
    Can you post a screenshot of what you see when you go here?

    https://code.google.com/apis/console/

    Google lets you create multiple projects... and each has a 100 query limit. The keyword tracker allows you to use multiple API keys by separating them with a pipe "|"...
     
    digitalpoint, Jul 29, 2011 IP
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    That actually takes me to the services tab. But I got confused because in the settings page the picture is of the api access tab and I was looking for the enable off of that tab and was expecting to see the "simple API" My bad. I just missed that it was 2 steps. First step go to services to enable custom search. Second, go to api access tab.
     
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    The Tracker seems to process keywords in alphabetical order when using the Check All Rankings feature. Can the order be changed to process the oldest entries in the Last Check column first? I hit my query limit every night so the same keywords get updated over and over while others never get checked.
     
    Illum, Jul 29, 2011 IP
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    #16
    Are you certain? It actually already does check ones that were NOT checked most recent. I also just double checked in the source, and it is indeed ordering the keywords to be checked by it's last check date (ascending).

    As a side note, you could use more than one API key if you want.
     
    digitalpoint, Jul 29, 2011 IP
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    That's good to know. I was running it nightly and it was updating the same set of keywords over and over while skipping the rest when the quota was hit. I'm going to try piping together a bunch of API keys as you suggested to see if my whole list can be covered.
     
    Illum, Jul 29, 2011 IP
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    #18
    My keyword tracking doesn’t rank correctly even though I'm using an updated php script and have an updated Google API key. For example, we are ranked as 'n/a' for keyword 'fex21' in tracker, but are display as #3 when Googled.

    Our server is running PHP version 5.2.17.
    PHP file: http://handheldsystems.com/digitalpoint.php
    Refreshed API key, updated tracker, but still doesn't work

    Thanks,
    Glenn
    Premium Member
     
    handheldsy, Aug 4, 2011 IP
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    Here's the results
     

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    handheldsy, Aug 4, 2011 IP