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Measure Google Mindshare
Measure the Google mindshare of a particular person within a query domain
The Code
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The Code

Save the following code as a CGI script ["How to Run the Hacks" in the Preface] called google_mindshare.cgi in your web site's cgi-bin directory.

# google_mindshare.cgi
# This implementation by Rael Dornfest,
# http://www.raelity.org/lang/perl/google/googleshare/
# Based on an idea by Steven Johnson,
# http://www.stevenberlinjohnson.com/movabletype/archives/000009.html
# Your Google API developer's key.
my $google_key='insert key here';
# Location of the GoogleSearch WSDL file.
my $google_wdsl = "./GoogleSearch.wsdl";
use SOAP::Lite;
use CGI qw/:standard *table/;
  header( ),
  start_html("Googleshare Calculator"),
  h1("Googleshare Calculator"),
  'Query: ', br( ), textfield(-name=>'query'),
  p( ),
  'Person: ',br( ), textfield(-name=>'person'),
  p( ),
  submit(-name=>'submit', -value=>'Calculate'),
  end_form( ), p( );
if (param('query') and param('person')) {
  my $google_search  = SOAP::Lite->service("file:$google_wdsl");
  # Query Google for they keyword, keywords, or phrase.
  my $results = $google_search ->
      $google_key, '"'.param('query').'"', 0, 1, "false", "",  "false",
      "", "latin1", "latin1"
  # Save the results for the Query.
  my $query_count = $results->{estimatedTotalResultsCount};
  my $results = $google_search ->
      $google_key, '+"'.param('query').'" +"'.param('person').'"', 0, 1,
      "false", "",  "false", "", "latin1", "latin1"
  # Save the results for the Query AND Person.
  my $query_person_count = $results->{estimatedTotalResultsCount};
      b(sprintf "%s has a %.2f%% googleshare of %s",
        ($query_person_count / $query_count * 100),
print end_html( );

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