Google Search from Java Program Example

Sometime back I was looking for a way to search Google using Java Program. I was surprised to see that Google had a web search API but it has been deprecated long back and now there is no standard way to achieve this.

Basically google search is an HTTP GET request where query parameter is part of the URL, and earlier we have seen that there are different options such as Java HttpUrlConnection or Apache HttpClient to perform this search. But the problem is more related to parsing the HTML response and get the useful information out of it. That’s why I chose to use jsoup that is an open source HTML parser and it’s capable to fetch HTML from given URL.

So below is a simple program to fetch google search results in a java program and then parse it to find out the search results.

Below is a sample output from above program, I saved the HTML data into file and opened in a browser to confirm the output and it’s what we wanted. Compare the output with below image.


That’s all for google search in a java program, use it cautiously because if there is unusual traffic from your computer, chances are Google will block you.

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