Yahoo BOSS python api

By : lakshman

Yahoo has a search api with generous limits, BOSS. There are a few python apis around it. But we wanted a lighter api, and one which has the same interface as out Bing Python api. So here is the updated bingapi.(Now with bossapi.py as well). Or svn it from here


Usage

Usage is mostly compatible with bingapi

In [2]: from bingapi import bossapi

In [3]: api = bossapi.Boss('<appid>')

In [4]: api.do_web_search('Uswaretech')
Out[4]: ....

In [5]: api.do_news_search('salsa')
Out[5]: ...

In [6]: api.do_siteexplorer_search('http://uswaretech.com')
Out[6]: .....

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Topics : API search yahoo
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Python Wrapper on Bing API

By : lakshman

The newly launched search engine Bing has a simple restful API. We have created a thin Python wrapper over this API, which allows to query the Bing servers in a very pythonic way.

Installing this is as easy as easy_install bingapi.

[Or get it here or here ]

Using

from bingapi import bingapi
bing = bingapi.Bing(<appid>)
bing.do_web_search('Usware Technologies')

The README from the project is posted below, which provides more details on using this.

bingapi.py is a very thin python wrapper over the Bing API. Bing provides a very simple Restful interface to their search engine and provides ...

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Parable of the single sheep - Or How Google is destroying the internet, and nobody seems to know.

By : Shabda Raaj

This is a parable in two parts. Story and the Moral. If you are in a hurry you might want to skip ahead to the moral (But you miss the beautiful story).

The Story

Long ago was the kingdom of Foobr, a kingdom mostly of shepherds, who grazed their sheep under the benevolent but watchful eyes of their King Oggle. There were all types of shepherds in the kingdom, some had only a few sheep, and some had a few hundreds. The sheep too were of all types and varieties, some gave a ton of wool, and some only a ...

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Interview with Bob Massa - Internet marketing for technology startups

By : Shabda Raaj

Bob Massa is a pioneer in the field of Internet marketing. He has been working on Internet Marketing and Search Engine Placement since 1997. He has operated Magic-city.net and SearchKing. He gained both fame and notoriety when he sued Google, which is a classic case study in PR stunts. We talked about the importance of SEO and Marketing for startups. More information about him can be had at bobmassa.com or his blog at Ask the SEO guru.


Shabda: Would you tell us a little about yourself. How did you get started with SEO and Internet Marketing? What is ...

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Parable of the Captcha - The futility of fighting automated spam with automated methods.

By : Shabda Raaj

(A story about Captcha, and why they do more bad than good. You may also like Parable of the Nowfollow)

Part 1: Captcha and Spammers

In a time not so long ago, and not so far off existed a country called Theweb. It was a well populated place, populated with upstanding citizens who called themselves Webpage, and lived together in harmony.

For long there was no conflict in Theweb, but where happiness resides can evil be the far behind? The evil S.P.Ammers infiltrated Theweb. They were able to bend a Webpage to do their bidding.

Of course the ...

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Topics : search

Parable of the nofollow

By : piyush

Part 1: Webpage and the Umans

In a time not so long ago, and not so far off existed a country called Theweb. It was a well populated place, popluated with upstanding citizens who called themselves Webpage, and lived together in harmony.

Each Webpage knew some other web pages in Theweb, and though well of them. You could ask a Webpage if they knew another Webpage, and they always replied truthfully.

Next to Theweb existed another country called Realworld. Its citizens, called Umans started to trade with Theweb, and Webpages. When Umans wanted any information, they traded with Webpage which ...

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Topics : google search
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