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Google Autocomplete is a feature within Google Search that improves the search experience by allowing users to complete searches they started to type. DataForSEO SERP API will provide you with all the suggestions Google Autocomplete offers for a particular keyword, the position of the cursor pointer, and the search client.

Instead of ‘login’ and ‘password’ use your credentials from https://app.dataforseo.com/api-dashboard

<?php
// You can download this file from here https://cdn.dataforseo.com/v3/examples/php/php_RestClient.zip
require('RestClient.php');
$api_url = 'https://api.dataforseo.com/';
try {
    // Instead of 'login' and 'password' use your credentials from https://app.dataforseo.com/api-dashboard
    $client = new RestClient($api_url, null, 'login', 'password');
} catch (RestClientException $e) {
    echo "n";
    print "HTTP code: {$e->getHttpCode()}n";
    print "Error code: {$e->getCode()}n";
    print "Message: {$e->getMessage()}n";
    print  $e->getTraceAsString();
    echo "n";
    exit();
}
$post_array = array();
// You can set only one task at a time
$post_array[] = array(
   "language_code" => "en",
   "location_code" => 2840,
   "keyword" => "albert einstein",
   "cursor_pointer" => "6"
);
try {
    // POST /v3/serp/{{low_se_name}}/{{low_se_type}}/live/advanced
    // in addition to '{{low_se_name}}' and '{{low_se_type}}' you can also set other search engine and type parameters
    // the full list of possible parameters is available in documentation
    $result = $client->post('/v3/serp/{{low_se_name}}/{{low_se_type}}/live/advanced', $post_array);
    print_r($result);
    // do something with post result
} catch (RestClientException $e) {
    echo "n";
    print "HTTP code: {$e->getHttpCode()}n";
    print "Error code: {$e->getCode()}n";
    print "Message: {$e->getMessage()}n";
    print  $e->getTraceAsString();
    echo "n";
}
$client = null;
?>

The above command returns JSON structured like this:

{
  "version": "0.1.20231117",
  "status_code": 20000,
  "status_message": "Ok.",
  "time": "2.0866 sec.",
  "cost": 0.002,
  "tasks_count": 1,
  "tasks_error": 0,
  "tasks": [
    {
      "id": "11222052-1535-0139-0000-d371d2c2e73a",
      "status_code": 20000,
      "status_message": "Ok.",
      "time": "2.0255 sec.",
      "cost": 0.002,
      "result_count": 1,
      "path": [
        "v3",
        "serp",
        "google",
        "autocomplete",
        "live",
        "advanced"
      ],
      "data": {
        "api": "serp",
        "function": "live",
        "se": "google",
        "se_type": "autocomplete",
        "language_code": "en",
        "location_code": 2840,
        "keyword": "albert einstein",
        "cursor_pointer": 6,
        "device": "desktop",
        "os": "windows"
      },
      "result": [
        {
          "keyword": "albert einstein",
          "type": "autocomplete",
          "se_domain": "google.com",
          "location_code": 2840,
          "language_code": "en",
          "check_url": "https://google.com/search?q=albert+einstein&hl=en&gl=US&uule=w+CAIQIFISCQs2MuSEtepUEUK33kOSuTsc",
          "datetime": "2023-11-22 18:52:52 +00:00",
          "spell": null,
          "item_types": [
            "autocomplete"
          ],
          "se_results_count": 0,
          "items_count": 15,
          "items": [
            {
              "type": "autocomplete",
              "rank_group": 1,
              "rank_absolute": 1,
              "relevance": 950,
              "suggestion": "albert einstein college of medicine",
              "suggestion_type": "QUERY",
              "search_query_url": "https://www.google.com/search?q=albert+einstein+college+of+medicine",
              "highlighted": null
            },
            {
              "type": "autocomplete",
              "rank_group": 2,
              "rank_absolute": 2,
              "relevance": 650,
              "suggestion": "albert einstein hospital",
              "suggestion_type": "QUERY",
              "search_query_url": "https://www.google.com/search?q=albert+einstein+hospital",
              "highlighted": null
            },
            {
              "type": "autocomplete",
              "rank_group": 3,
              "rank_absolute": 3,
              "relevance": 601,
              "suggestion": "albert einstein iq",
              "suggestion_type": "QUERY",
              "search_query_url": "https://www.google.com/search?q=albert+einstein+iq",
              "highlighted": null
            },
            {
              "type": "autocomplete",
              "rank_group": 4,
              "rank_absolute": 4,
              "relevance": 600,
              "suggestion": "albert einstein death",
              "suggestion_type": "QUERY",
              "search_query_url": "https://www.google.com/search?q=albert+einstein+death",
              "highlighted": null
            },
            {
              "type": "autocomplete",
              "rank_group": 5,
              "rank_absolute": 5,
              "relevance": 560,
              "suggestion": "albert einstein quotes",
              "suggestion_type": "QUERY",
              "search_query_url": "https://www.google.com/search?q=albert+einstein+quotes",
              "highlighted": null
            },
            {
              "type": "autocomplete",
              "rank_group": 6,
              "rank_absolute": 6,
              "relevance": 559,
              "suggestion": "albert einstein hospital bronx",
              "suggestion_type": "QUERY",
              "search_query_url": "https://www.google.com/search?q=albert+einstein+hospital+bronx",
              "highlighted": null
            },
            {
              "type": "autocomplete",
              "rank_group": 7,
              "rank_absolute": 7,
              "relevance": 558,
              "suggestion": "albert einstein oppenheimer",
              "suggestion_type": "QUERY",
              "search_query_url": "https://www.google.com/search?q=albert+einstein+oppenheimer",
              "highlighted": null
            },
            {
              "type": "autocomplete",
              "rank_group": 8,
              "rank_absolute": 8,
              "relevance": 557,
              "suggestion": "albert einstein medical school",
              "suggestion_type": "QUERY",
              "search_query_url": "https://www.google.com/search?q=albert+einstein+medical+school",
              "highlighted": null
            },
            {
              "type": "autocomplete",
              "rank_group": 9,
              "rank_absolute": 9,
              "relevance": 556,
              "suggestion": "albert einstein young",
              "suggestion_type": "QUERY",
              "search_query_url": "https://www.google.com/search?q=albert+einstein+young",
              "highlighted": null
            },
            {
              "type": "autocomplete",
              "rank_group": 10,
              "rank_absolute": 10,
              "relevance": 555,
              "suggestion": "albert einstein brain",
              "suggestion_type": "QUERY",
              "search_query_url": "https://www.google.com/search?q=albert+einstein+brain",
              "highlighted": null
            },
            {
              "type": "autocomplete",
              "rank_group": 11,
              "rank_absolute": 11,
              "relevance": 554,
              "suggestion": "albert einstein wife",
              "suggestion_type": "QUERY",
              "search_query_url": "https://www.google.com/search?q=albert+einstein+wife",
              "highlighted": null
            },
            {
              "type": "autocomplete",
              "rank_group": 12,
              "rank_absolute": 12,
              "relevance": 553,
              "suggestion": "albert einstein college of medicine acceptance rate",
              "suggestion_type": "QUERY",
              "search_query_url": "https://www.google.com/search?q=albert+einstein+college+of+medicine+acceptance+rate",
              "highlighted": null
            },
            {
              "type": "autocomplete",
              "rank_group": 13,
              "rank_absolute": 13,
              "relevance": 552,
              "suggestion": "albert einstein college of medicine ranking",
              "suggestion_type": "QUERY",
              "search_query_url": "https://www.google.com/search?q=albert+einstein+college+of+medicine+ranking",
              "highlighted": null
            },
            {
              "type": "autocomplete",
              "rank_group": 14,
              "rank_absolute": 14,
              "relevance": 551,
              "suggestion": "albert einstein facts",
              "suggestion_type": "QUERY",
              "search_query_url": "https://www.google.com/search?q=albert+einstein+facts",
              "highlighted": null
            },
            {
              "type": "autocomplete",
              "rank_group": 15,
              "rank_absolute": 15,
              "relevance": 550,
              "suggestion": "albert einstein cause of death",
              "suggestion_type": "QUERY",
              "search_query_url": "https://www.google.com/search?q=albert+einstein+cause+of+death",
              "highlighted": null
            }
          ]
        }
      ]
    }
  ]
}

All POST data should be sent in the JSON format (UTF-8 encoding). The task setting is done using the POST method. When setting a task, you should send all task parameters in the task array of the generic POST array. You can send up to 2000 API calls per minute, each Live SERP API call can contain only one task.

Below you will find a detailed description of the fields you can use for setting a task.

Description of the fields for setting a task:

Field name Type Description
keyword string keyword
required field
you can specify up to 700 symbols in the keyword field
all %## will be decoded (plus symbol ‘+’ will be decoded to a space character)
if you need to use the “%” symbol for your keyword, please specify it as “%25”;
if you need to use the “+” symbol for your keyword, please specify it as “%2B”;
priority integer task priority
optional field
can take the following values:
1 – normal execution priority (set by default);
2 – high execution priority

location_name string full name of search engine location
required field if you don’t specify location_code
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify location_code;
you can receive the list of available locations of the search engine with their location_name by making a separate request to https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/serp/google/autocomplete/locations
example:
London,England,United Kingdom
location_code integer search engine location code
required field if you don’t specify location_name;
you can receive the list of available locations of the search engines with their location_code by making a separate request to https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/serp/google/locations
example:
2840
language_name string full name of search engine language
required field if you don’t specify language_code
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify language_code;
you can receive the list of available languages of the search engine with their language_name by making a separate request to https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/serp/google/languages
example:
English
language_code string search engine language code
required field if you don’t specify language_name
if you use this field, you don’t need to specify language_name;
you can receive the list of available languages of the search engine with their language_code by making a separate request to the https://api.dataforseo.com/v3/serp/google/languages
example:
en
cursor_pointer integer search bar cursor pointer
optional field
the horizontal numerical position of the cursor pointer within the keyword in the search bar;
by modifying the position of the cursor pointer, you will obtain different autocomplete suggestions for the same seed keyword;
minimal value: 0
default value: the number of the last symbol of the specified keyword
example:
|which query are s"cursor_pointer": 0
which query is s|"cursor_pointer": 16
which que|ry is s"cursor_pointer": 9
client string search client for autocomplete
optional field
autocomplete results may differ depending on the search client;
possible values:
chrome — used when google search is opened in google chrome;
chrome-omni — used in the address bar in chrome;
gws-wiz — used in google search home page;
safari — used when google search is opened in safari browser;
firefox — used when google search is opened in firefox browser;
psy-ab — may be used when google search is opened in google chrome browser;
toolbar — returns XML;
youtube — returns JSONP;
gws-wiz-local — used in google local
tag string user-defined task identifier
optional field
the character limit is 255
you can use this parameter to identify the task and match it with the result
you will find the specified tag value in the data object of the response

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As a response of the API server, you will receive JSON-encoded data containing a tasks array with the information specific to the set tasks.

Description of the fields in the results array:

Field name Type Description
version string the current version of the API
status_code integer general status code
you can find the full list of the response codes here
Note: we strongly recommend designing a necessary system for handling related exceptional or error conditions
status_message string general informational message
you can find the full list of general informational messages here
time string execution time, seconds
cost float total tasks cost, USD
tasks_count integer the number of tasks in the tasks array
tasks_error integer the number of tasks in the tasks array returned with an error
tasks array array of tasks
        id string task identifier
unique task identifier in our system in the UUID format
        status_code integer status code of the task
generated by DataForSEO; can be within the following range: 10000-60000
you can find the full list of the response codes here
        status_message string informational message of the task
you can find the full list of general informational messages here
        time string execution time, seconds
        cost float cost of the task, USD
        result_count integer number of elements in the result array
        path array URL path
        data object contains the same parameters that you specified in the POST request
        result array array of results
            keyword string keyword received in a POST array
the keyword is returned with decoded %## (plus symbol ‘+’ will be decoded to a space character)
            type string search engine type in a POST array
            se_domain string search engine domain in a POST array
            location_code integer location code in a POST array
            language_code string language code in a POST array
            check_url string direct URL to search engine results
you can use it to make sure that we provided accurate results
            datetime string date and time when the result was received
in the UTC format: “yyyy-mm-dd hh-mm-ss +00:00”
example:
2019-11-15 12:57:46 +00:00
            spell object autocorrection of the search engine
if the search engine provided results for a keyword that was corrected, we will specify the keyword corrected by the search engine and the type of autocorrection;
in this case, will equal null
            item_types array types of search results in SERP
contains types of search results (items) found in SERP.
possible item types:
autocomplete
            se_results_count integer total number of results in SERP
            items_count integer the number of results returned in the items array
            items array elements of search results found in SERP
                type string type of element = ‘autocomplete’
                rank_group integer group rank in SERP
position within a group of elements with identical type values
positions of elements with different type values are omitted from rank_group
                rank_absolute integer absolute rank in SERP
absolute position among all the elements in SERP
                relevance integer relevance of suggested keyword
represents the relevance of the autocomplete suggestion to the target keyword
can take values from 500 to 2000
the higher the value, the more relevant is the suggestion
Note: only available for the following client:
chrome/chrome-omni
                suggestion string google autocomplete keyword suggestion
                suggestion_type string google autocomplete suggestion type
Note: only available for the following client:
chrome/chrome-omni
                search_query_url string url to search results
url to search results relevant to the google autocomplete suggestion
                highlighted boolean suggestion is highlighted
indicates whether the google autocomplete suggestion is highlighted in the search bar
Note: only available for the following client:
gws-wiz
psy-ab
gws-wiz-local

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