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General Category => Gaming Discussion => Topic started by: PresidentLeever on October 24, 2020, 06:12:08 am

Title: Gathering google search results info in a batch (checking game ost popularity)
Post by: PresidentLeever on October 24, 2020, 06:12:08 am
Is there a tool that you can feed a bunch of terms (game titles) into and quickly get the results for how popular they are on google in a list?

Example list:
secret of mana snes music
robocop 3 nes music
virtua fighter 2 arcade music

Google trends is pretty good but i'm interested in the total search results number.

It should also narrow the results down to a subtopic like music properly (as on YT), not include non-related results as it does now.
Title: Re: Gathering google search results info in a batch (checking game ost popularity)
Post by: FAST6191 on October 24, 2020, 09:26:28 pm
There are command line tools to pull search results you could probably feed to grep, sed and awk. I don't know what exists for cut down versions these days (there used to be old versions for IE5, sidebars or whatever) but they might be of interest

https://nycdatascience.com/blog/student-works/video-game-genre-by-region/ and https://towardsdatascience.com/predicting-hit-video-games-with-ml-1341bd9b86b0 might also yield something of interest. There was another (turns out Zelda II is the most popular/influential in Japan once they accounted for odd search results/different languages) but I can't remember/find the link right now.