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How to populate google search results to worksheet in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-09-01

In some cases, you may need to do some important keyword search in Google and keep the top searching result record in a worksheet which includes the title and hyperlink of the article. This article provides a VBA method to help populate google search results to a worksheet based on given keywords in cells.

Populate google search results to worksheet with VBA code


Populate google search results to worksheet with VBA code

Supposing the keywords you need to search listing in column A as below screenshot shown, please do as follows to populate the google search results of these keywords to corresponding columns with VBA code.

1. Press the Alt + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

2. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please click Insert > Module. Then copy and paste VBA code into the code window.

VBA code: populate google search results to worksheet

Sub xmlHttp()
'Updated by Extendoffice 2018/1/30
    Dim xRg As Range
    Dim url As String
    Dim xRtnStr As String
    Dim I As Long, xLastRow As Long
    Dim xmlHttp As Object, xHtml As Object, xHtmlLink As Object
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xRg = Application.InputBox("Please select the keywords you will search in Google:", "KuTools for Excel", Selection.Address, , , , , 8)
    If xRg Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    xLastRow = xRg.Rows.Count
    Set xRg = xRg(1)
    For I = 0 To xLastRow - 1
        url = "https://www.google.co.in/search?q=" & xRg.Offset(I) & "&rnd=" & WorksheetFunction.RandBetween(1, 10000)
        Set xmlHttp = CreateObject("MSXML2.serverXMLHTTP")
        xmlHttp.Open "GET", url, False
        xmlHttp.setRequestHeader "Content-Type", "text/xml"
        xmlHttp.setRequestHeader "User-Agent", "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:25.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/25.0"
        xmlHttp.send
        Set xHtml = CreateObject("htmlfile")
        xHtml.body.innerHTML = xmlHttp.ResponseText
        Set xHtmlLink = xHtml.getelementbyid("rso").getelementsbytagname("H3")(0).getelementsbytagname("a")(0)
        xRtnStr = Replace(xHtmlLink.innerHTML, "<EM>", "")
        xRtnStr = Replace(xRtnStr, "</EM>", "")
        xRg.Offset(I, 1).Value = xRtnStr
        xRg.Offset(I, 2).Value = xHtmlLink.href
    Next
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
End Sub

3. Press the F5 key to run the code. In the popping up Kutools for Excel dialog box, please select the cells containing keywords you will search, and then click the OK button. See screenshot:

Then all search results including titles and links are populated into corresponding column cells based on keywords. See screenshot:


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This code requires you to buy and download Kutools to make this code run successfully. Has anyone found an option without the Kutools add-in?
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Hi Mat,There is no relationship between Kutools and the code. You don't need to download or buy Kutools, just apply the code step-by-step as mentioned in the post.
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Hi Crystal

Sorry but I got an "Object Variable not set" on line 24
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The same here.

I follow the code, by copy it then paste the code in Excel VBA module. But after running, nothing happen, column B and C still empty but there is no error though.
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Hi, I've followed the points to be able to pull information from a google search based on keywords and it's not bringing any results though, I've emailed support and I've been advised to put a post here because they can't help me.
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I have not been able to pull anything from google either. I followed instructions exactly.
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