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SerpApi for JavaScript/TypeScript

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Scrape and parse search engine results using SerpApi. Get search results from Google, Bing, Baidu, Yandex, Yahoo, Home Depot, eBay and more.

🪧 Coming from google-search-results-nodejs?
Check out the migration document to find out how to upgrade.

Quick start

Node.js

  • Supports Node.js 7.10.1 and newer.
  • Refer to this example for help.
npm install serpapi
const { getJson } = require("serpapi");
getJson({
  engine: "google",
  api_key: API_KEY, // Get your API_KEY from https://serpapi.com/manage-api-key
  q: "coffee",
  location: "Austin, Texas",
}, (json) => {
  console.log(json["organic_results"]);
});

Node.js with ES Modules (ESM) and top-level await

  • If you prefer using the import syntax and top-level await, you need to use at least Node.js 14.8.0.
  • Refer to this example for help.

You will need to add "type": "module" to your package.json:

{
  "type": "module",
  // rest of package.json
}
import { getJson } from "serpapi";
const response = await getJson({
  engine: "google",
  api_key: API_KEY, // Get your API_KEY from https://serpapi.com/manage-api-key
  q: "coffee",
  location: "Austin, Texas",
});
console.log(response);

Deno

  • Import directly from deno.land.
  • Usage is otherwise the same as above.
  • Refer to this example for help.
import { getJson } from "https://deno.land/x/serpapi/mod.ts";
const response = await getJson({
  engine: "google",
  api_key: API_KEY, // Get your API_KEY from https://serpapi.com/manage-api-key
  q: "coffee",
  location: "Austin, Texas",
});
console.log(response);

Features

Configuration

You can declare a global api_key and timeout value by modifying the config object. timeout is defined in milliseconds and defaults to 60 seconds.

All functions, other than getLocations, accepts an optional api_key and timeout that will take precedence over the values defined in config.

getLocations doesn't require an API key.

import { config, getJson } from "serpapi";

config.api_key = API_KEY;
config.timeout = 60000;

await getJson({ engine: "google", q: "coffee" }); // uses the API key defined in the config
await getJson({ engine: "google", api_key: API_KEY_2, q: "coffee" }); // API_KEY_2 will be used

Pagination

Built-in pagination is not supported. Please refer to our pagination examples for a manual approach:

Functions

Table of Contents

getJson

Get a JSON response based on search parameters.

Parameters

  • parameters object search query parameters for the engine
  • callback fn? optional callback

Examples

// single call (async/await)
const json = await getJson({ engine: "google", api_key: API_KEY, q: "coffee" });

// single call (callback)
getJson({ engine: "google", api_key: API_KEY, q: "coffee" }, console.log);

getHtml

Get a HTML response based on search parameters.

  • Accepts an optional callback.
  • Responds with a JSON string if the search request hasn't completed.

Parameters

  • parameters object search query parameters for the engine
  • callback fn? optional callback

Examples

// async/await
const html = await getHtml({ engine: "google", api_key: API_KEY, q: "coffee" });

// callback
getHtml({ engine: "google", api_key: API_KEY, q: "coffee" }, console.log);

getJsonBySearchId

Get a JSON response given a search ID.

  • This search ID can be obtained from the search_metadata.id key in the response.
  • Typically used together with the async parameter.
  • Accepts an optional callback.

Parameters

  • searchId string search ID

  • parameters object (optional, default {})

    • parameters.api_key string? API key
    • parameters.timeout number? timeout in milliseconds
  • callback fn? optional callback

Examples

const response = await getJson({
  engine: "google",
  api_key: API_KEY,
  async: true,
  q: "coffee",
});
const { id } = response.search_metadata;
await delay(1000); // wait for the request to be processed.

// async/await
const json = await getJsonBySearchId(id, { api_key: API_KEY });

// callback
getJsonBySearchId(id, { api_key: API_KEY }, console.log);

getHtmlBySearchId

Get a HTML response given a search ID.

  • This search ID can be obtained from the search_metadata.id key in the response.
  • Typically used together with the async parameter.
  • Accepts an optional callback.
  • Responds with a JSON if the search request hasn't completed.

Parameters

  • searchId string search ID

  • parameters object (optional, default {})

    • parameters.api_key string? API key
    • parameters.timeout number? timeout in milliseconds
  • callback fn? optional callback

Examples

const response = await getJson({
  engine: "google",
  api_key: API_KEY,
  async: true,
  q: "coffee",
});
const { id } = response.search_metadata;
await delay(1000); // wait for the request to be processed.

// async/await
const html = await getHtmlBySearchId(id, { api_key: API_KEY });

// callback
getHtmlBySearchId(id, { api_key: API_KEY }, console.log);

getAccount

Get account information of an API key. https://serpapi.com/account-api

Parameters

  • parameters object (optional, default {})

    • parameters.api_key string? API key
    • parameters.timeout number? timeout in milliseconds
  • callback fn? optional callback

Examples

// async/await
const info = await getAccount({ api_key: API_KEY });

// callback
getAccount({ api_key: API_KEY }, console.log);

getLocations

Get supported locations. Does not require an API key. https://serpapi.com/locations-api

Parameters

  • parameters object (optional, default {})

    • parameters.q string? query for a location
    • parameters.limit number? limit on number of locations returned
    • parameters.timeout number? timeout in milliseconds
  • callback fn? optional callback

Examples

// async/await
const locations = await getLocations({ limit: 3 });

// callback
getLocations({ limit: 3 }, console.log);

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