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SE::AOL - search results parser


AOL parser overviewโ€‹

AOL parser is a parser of AOL search results. Thanks to the AOL parser, you can get huge databases of links, ready for further use. You can use queries in the same way as you enter them in the AOL search bar, including search operators (contains, intitle, language, site, etc.). More details on the official AOL Search FAQs page.

The A-Parser functionality allows you to save the parsing settings of the AOL parser for further use (presets), set up a parsing schedule, and much more. You can use automatic query replication, substitution of subqueries from files, enumeration of alphanumeric combinations and lists to get the maximum possible number of results.

Saving results is possible in the format and structure that you need, thanks to the built-in powerful Template Toolkit template engine, which allows you to apply additional logic to the results and output data in various formats, including JSON, SQL, and CSV.

List of collected dataโ€‹

  • Number of results per query
  • Links, anchors, and snippets from the search results

Data collected by the SE::AOL parser


The AOL search engine parser has the following capabilities and settings:

  • Support for all AOL search operators (site:, prefer:, url:, feed:, etc.). More details on the official AOL Search FAQs page.
  • Parses the maximum number of results returned by AOL - 100 pages with 20 items in the search results of each page
  • Support for search periods (Anytime, Day, Week, Month)

Use casesโ€‹

  • Collecting link databases - for A-Poster, XRumer, AllSubmitter, etc.
  • Keyword competition analysis
  • Parsing American Google search results
  • Finding backlinks (mentions) of websites
  • Checking website indexing
  • Finding vulnerable websites
  • Any other use cases involving parsing AOL in one way or another

Query examplesโ€‹

  • Queries must be specified as search phrases, just as if you were entering them directly into the AOL search form, for example:
buy house
a-parser loc:ca

Query substitutionsโ€‹

You can use built-in macros to replicate queries. For example, we want to get a very large database of forums, so we specify several basic queries in different languages:


In the query format, we specify the enumeration of characters from a to zzzz. This method allows you to rotate the search results to the maximum and get many new unique results:

$query {az:a:zzzz}

This macro will create 475254 additional queries for each original search query, which in total will give 4 x 475254 = 1901016 search queries, an impressive number, but not a problem for A-Parser. At a speed of 2000 queries per minute, this task will be processed in just 16 hours.

Using operatorsโ€‹

You can use search operators in the query format, so it will be automatically added to each query from your list:


Result output optionsโ€‹

A-Parser supports flexible result formatting thanks to the built-in Template Toolkit template engine, which allows it to output results in any form, as well as in a structured form, such as CSV or JSON.

Same as in SE::Google.

Same as in SE::Google.

Same as in SE::Google.

Same as in SE::Google.

Keyword competitionโ€‹

Same as in SE::Google.

Same as in SE::Google.

Saving in SQL formatโ€‹

Same as in SE::Google.

Dumping results to JSONโ€‹

Same as in SE::Google.

Results processingโ€‹

A-Parser allows processing results directly during parsing. In this section, we have provided the most popular use cases for the AOL parser.

Same as in SE::Google.

Same as in SE::Google.

Domain extractionโ€‹

Same as in SE::Google.

Removing tags from anchors and snippetsโ€‹

Same as in SE::Google.

Same as in SE::Google.

Possible settingsโ€‹

Parameter nameDefault valueDescription
Pages count5Number of pages to parse (from 1 to 100)
PeriodAnytimePeriod of issuance (Anytime, Day, Week, Month)
AOL of the country of search issuance (,,,