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Keyword Tracker doomed on Aug 31st 2009?

Discussion in 'Keyword Tracker' started by BlackjackInfo, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. #1
    I see on the Google API Blog that the SOAP Search API will be completely discontinued on August 31, 2009.
    http://googleajaxsearchapi.blogspot.com/2009/03/google-code-labs-and-soap-search-api.html

    I assume that will mean the end of checking Google rankings with the Keyword Tracker tool at DP?
    SEMrush
     
    BlackjackInfo, Jul 30, 2009 IP
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  2. BlackjackInfo

    BlackjackInfo Well-Known Member

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    Well, I guess today is D-Day. Enjoy those last Google updates today.
     
    BlackjackInfo, Aug 31, 2009 IP
  3. kyo21

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    #3
    oh gosh..i'm waiting for the new tool
     
    kyo21, Sep 1, 2009 IP
  4. BlackjackInfo

    BlackjackInfo Well-Known Member

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    #4
    Interestingly enough, Google updates still seem to be working. I guess now we're just "wait and see" on how long it lasts.
     
    BlackjackInfo, Sep 4, 2009 IP
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    #5
    looks like the serps/keywords stopped today :( although it still counts the backlinks.

    Time to find another tool i think.
     
    vagrant, Sep 10, 2009 IP
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    nevalex Well-Known Member

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    #6
    yeah

    dead for several days already

    any good alternative to DP tracker ?
     
    nevalex, Sep 11, 2009 IP
  7. seoemporium

    seoemporium Well-Known Member

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    #7
    Yep. It is dead for me. DP should take it down or at least post a message on the tracker what is going on. I nearly died when I saw all rankings at 0!
     
    seoemporium, Sep 11, 2009 IP
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    #8
    Any update? I just see "Unknown Google server error".

    Eric
     
    LinkBliss, Sep 11, 2009 IP
  9. Cartman

    Cartman Active Member

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    Hoping to hear some good news from Shawn about a workaround.. Fingers crossed! :)
     
    Cartman, Sep 11, 2009 IP
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    debunked Prominent Member

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    #10
    Anyone know which of Google's API's to sign up for that may be able to replace the soap? Maybe soap-on-a-rope?

    Since I am not a programmer I don't quite follow their information. It seems a different API would work in it's place and a small program could be built to use it.
     
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  11. Will.Spencer

    Will.Spencer NetBuilder

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    #11
    Google's replacement is the AJAX Search API, but I don't know if it supports the required functionality.

    I've switched to Advanced Web Ranking to track SERPS and I'm much happier with it.
     
    Will.Spencer, Sep 11, 2009 IP
  12. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #12
    I've been looking at ways to do it without the old SOAP API (since it's not available anymore). Their JSON API looks the most promising, but it's a BITCH to work with and you are limited to the first 32 results (can't dig deeper than that). I really don't get why Google doesn't allow programmatic queries under their new API token authentication structure and simply limit it to 1,000 queries per day per Google Account or something. Pretty stupid if you ask me.
     
    digitalpoint, Sep 11, 2009 IP
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    ESAD Active Member

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    Well this sucks some major ass crack. . . .
     
    ESAD, Sep 11, 2009 IP
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    renoir Well-Known Member

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    #14
    does anyone know if there will be an update to fix this functionality?
     
    renoir, Sep 12, 2009 IP
  15. Christopher

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    #15
    'preciate the work you put into this Shawn, it's been a great tool. Hope you can get it going again.
     
    Christopher, Sep 12, 2009 IP
  16. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #16
    Maybe if enough people bug Google about it... It really seems bizarre Google has no real web search API anymore, but they have API for every other obscure service they have.
     
    digitalpoint, Sep 12, 2009 IP
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    #17
    I signed up and got a key then had the AJAX Search API running in a few minutes. Since every user has to get their own key then theoretically DP should be able to swap out the SOAP search API. We'd all have to sign up again then enter new keys, but it should work...if Google doesn't restrict the number of queries from the same server.

    One other thing, the AJAX Search API only returns the first 32 search results so it wouldn't be the exact same results as the SOAP Search API.
     
    freelistfool, Sep 13, 2009 IP
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    #18
    Agreed ... very un-Google'ish ...
     
    hulkster, Sep 13, 2009 IP
  19. leo

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    #19
    What a pity we can't use tht KW tracker any more. It has helped so many people over years to get their websites in good working condition. Thanks to Shawn anyway for this excellent tool and the service rendered over many years.

    Regards
     
    leo, Sep 14, 2009 IP
  20. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #20
    Hmmm... one idea I just had was someone *could* (in theory) alter the advanced usage script to scrape Google results for themselves and simply return those results as how it was previously returning results via the API........
     
    digitalpoint, Sep 14, 2009 IP