Grab Google Rankings from VALUE SERP API using R'


It's a great paid API that provides ranking data for a cheap price.

How to use its API?

When you create your account, you are given a few dollars to test the service.

API Authentication

Grab your API key from your profile
⚠️ Developer credentials (such as passwords, keys and client IDs) should be kept confidential. ⚠️
Here is how you can send query, replace the api_key with your own below.
# Loading the right libraries
# Parameters list
params = list(
`api_key` = 'XXXXXX',
`q` = "covid",
`gl` = "fr",
`hl` = "fr",
`num` = 20,
`google_domain` = ''
# q : the search query
# gl : 2 letter country code
# hl : language code
# num : number of result asked
# ask for the data
res <- httr::GET(url = '', query = params)
# translate to string
res_text <- httr::content(res, "text")
# translate to a more readable format
res_json <- jsonlite::fromJSON(res_text, flatten = TRUE)
You can inspect the result by running this command line
To make it easier for you, I have created a function that you can copy and paste, just replace the api_key with your own below.
serpValueRank <- function(myKwd, glang, hlang, nbr, tld){
all_full_txt <- data.frame(matrix(ncol = 2, nrow = 0))
colnames(all_full_txt) <- c("kwd", "POS1")
for (i in 1:length(myKwd)) {
params = list(
`api_key` = 'XXXXXX',
`q` = myKwd[i],
`gl` = glang,
`hl` = hlang,
`num` = nbr,
`google_domain` = paste0('google', tld)
message(i, " ", myKwd[i])
all_full_txt[i, "kwd"] <- myKwd[i]
res <- httr::GET(url = '', query = params)
res_text <- httr::content(res, "text")
res_json <- jsonlite::fromJSON(res_text, flatten = TRUE)
for (rslt in 1:length(res_json[["organic_results"]][["link"]])) {
all_full_txt[i, paste0("POS", rslt)] <-
after this has been copy-pasted, you can just launch the function as many times as you want. you can ask for one ranking
ranking <- serpValueRank("covid", "fr", "fr", 20, ".fr")
or several at once
kwds <- c("covid", "covid test", "covid booster")
kwdsRankings <- serpValueRank(kwds, "fr", "fr", 20, ".fr")
You can also save those results as a CSV or an Excel file
⚠️ By default, VALUE SERP will separate all SERP features. Meaning 'organic result' will exclude the video carousel for example. If you would like all of them flattened into the organic_results array, then you could use “flatten_results=true”. The flattened “position” property will include every SERP features