SERP API quick start guide
Collect Search engine result pages with accuracy and speed
What is SERP API?
Bright Data SERP API provides real-user, high-volume results for all major search engines, letting you collect the data you need quickly and accurately without worrying about getting blocked. It enables a wide variety of tailored search parameters, with results delivered in HTML or JSON.
Start with the free playground to customize your search parameters, preview the results, and view the API code in the Generated API section.
When you’re ready to start using the API code, you’ll need credentials for the Bright Data network, which you can get by creating a SERP API proxy.
To create a new SERP API proxy, do one of the following:
- Go to the proxies menu → Click “Add proxy” → Select “SERP API” → Enter the proxy name and click “Add proxy.
- Go to the SERP API playground → Click “Create new proxy” → Enter the proxy name and click “Add proxy.
During the setup process, you can:
- Enable permissions to target a hotel page on Google Travel.
- Configure the proxy to work in real-time or asynchronous mode
- Configure your ads settings
After you create the SERP API proxy, your credentials for the Bright Data network will be available in the access parameters section.
Furthermore, once you have an active SERP API proxy, you can select it in the playground so the proxy credentials are populated to the code in the Generated API section and the examples in the API Guide.
Note: If you would like to use SERP API with a platform like Postman, you’ll need to set your zone to asynchronous mode. Learn more about SERP API.
Sign up for Bright Data to access the SERP API free playground.
The playground offers a user-friendly platform where you can preview results to help you set an accurate search for your needs and generate the corresponding API code for easy integration.
The playground is free to use and doesn’t require setting up a proxy; however, you’ll need a SERP API proxy if you want to use the API code.
SERP API Resources
Playground – Use it to customize your search, preview the results in JSON and HTML, and generate the corresponding API code.
API Guide – Find additional explanations of the different search engines and types, including those that aren’t supported in the playground. It also contains explanations for each parameter including code examples.
SERP API articles – FAQ and detailed explanations of searches and parameters not supported in the playground.