Script to check if your site has been banned from Google ... in an ideal world it would have checked for back links too ... but who knows :) ... maybe the next version !
my $site=shift || die "Site\n";
$mech->get("http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3A$site") || die "GET\
while($text=~m@<a class=l href=\"(.*?)\">@gi)
print "Site is banned with Google , or was not submitted to it!\n"
print "$site does NOT appear to be banned ... in fact here are som
+e google searches related to it :\n";
for my $qq (@results)
From a previous reading of the rules of use, you specifically were NOT to use it on anything other than a website, and you were not allowed to do anything other than present the information directly as returned by Google. ... unfortunately, answers #9 and #11 aren't listed right now.
(of course ... would it then be ethical to scrape that website that you created?)
Is it truly legal for a site to tell you how to use content they provide on the internet? If he was planning to redistribute the info on his own website I could understand, but for a personal command line tool? Isn't that kind of like saying you have to READ the whole page of HTML we send you, you can't just skim it to see if your site worked?
Like I said, I can understand limits on uses of information that you have to register to see or that you plan on reusing for your own profit, but this doesn't seem to fit either of those casses so I'm curious. Just some food for thought, and maybe there is an obvious answer out there that i'm not aware of.