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    Php Folks!

    I am trying to do the following with cURL:

    * Keyword Search on Google.

    So, basically, when you do a keyword search on Google, then cURL is supposed to fetch the Google Search Result Page (SERP) showing you the search results on a proxied page (cURL fetched page). But, cURL is showing an invalid google SERP. Why is that ?
    Can you spot any errors in my code ?


    ini_set('display_errors', '1');
    ini_set('display_startup_errors', '1');
    //For All Error, Warning and Notice
    /* STEP 2:
    The IF gets triggered as soon as the "submit" button is clicked in the ui text box labeled: Url
    Following IF code deals with GET method.
    if(isset($_GET["url_to_proxify"]) === TRUE)
            echo "IF got triggered!";
            $url_to_proxify = filter_input(INPUT_GET, 'url_to_proxify', FILTER_VALIDATE_URL);
            $ch = curl_init();
            curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, "$url_to_proxify");
            curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, TRUE);
            curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 5);
            curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, TRUE);
            $curl_result = curl_exec($ch);        
            $domain = parse_url($url_to_proxify, PHP_URL_HOST);
            echo var_dump($domain);
            //Add proxy link on all links present on proxified page
            $pattern = array("http://", "https://", "http://www.", "https://www.", "localhost");
            $replace = array("proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=http://\".$domain\"", "proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=https://\".$domain\"", "proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=http://www.\".$domain\"", "proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=https://www.\".$domain\"", "proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=http://www.\".$domain\"");
            $string_replaced_data = str_replace($pattern, $replace, $curl_result);
            echo var_dump($string_replaced_data);
            //Add proxy link on all Image Links (Eg. Google Img File)        
            $pattern = array('src="', 'src = "', 'src= "', 'src ="', "src='", "src = '", "src= '", "src='");
            $replace = array('src="proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\""', 'src = "proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\""', 'src= "proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\""', 'src ="proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\""', "src='proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\"'", "src = 'proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\"'", "src= 'proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\"'", "src ='proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\"'");
            $string_replaced_data = str_replace($pattern, $replace, $curl_result);
            echo var_dump($string_replaced_data);
            //Add proxy link on all links presented by the searchengine result pages (SERPS). Eg. Google Search Pages (SERPs)
            $pattern = array('action="', 'action = "', 'action= "', 'action ="', "action='", "action = '", "action= '", "action='");
            $replace = array('action="proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\""', 'action = "proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\""', 'action= "proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\""', 'action ="proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\""', "action='proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\"'", "action = 'proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\"'", "action= 'proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\"'", "action ='proxified_page_test.php?url_to_proxify=\".$domain\"'");
            $string_replaced_data = str_replace($pattern, $replace, $curl_result);
            echo var_dump($string_replaced_data);
            echo "ELSE got triggered!";
            //Html Form
                    <form action = "<?php echo $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>" method = "GET">
                    Url: <input type = "text" name = "url_to_proxify" />
                    <input type = "submit" />


 1 Answer(s)

  • Hello UniqueIDMan,

    As you mentioned that you want to search keywords from google then why are you asking URL from user. You should ask keywords to search. You also mentioned string_replace not working for arrays, yes it is correct. This function will work only for string replace not for arrays.
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