How to create PageRank checker in PHP

After Google changed their Page rank checker Api url, some of the tools that are available online are not working properly. I spend a lot of time looking for an alternative page rank checking tool and tested a lot of online tools and apis, but if you need to check the page rank for a lot of URLs at once, using an external API will make the whole process painfully slow. In this tutorial I`ll give you a PHP class, which proved to work perfectly in my tests /and I tested several thousand URLS/.

In order to use my solution you`ll need a file called pr.class.php ( you can either download it from the link below or create it yourself from the code below ).

pr.class.php


<?php
class PR {
 public function get_google_pagerank($url) {
 $query="http://toolbarqueries.google.com/tbr?client=navclient-auto&ch=".$this->CheckHash($this->HashURL($url)). "&features=Rank&q=info:".$url."&num=100&filter=0";
 $data=file_get_contents($query);
 $pos = strpos($data, "Rank_");
 if($pos === false){} else{
 $pagerank = substr($data, $pos + 9);
 return $pagerank;
 }
 }

 public function StrToNum($Str, $Check, $Magic)
 {
 $Int32Unit = 4294967296; // 2^32

 $length = strlen($Str);
 for ($i = 0; $i < $length; $i++) {
 $Check *= $Magic;

 if ($Check >= $Int32Unit) {
 $Check = ($Check - $Int32Unit * (int) ($Check / $Int32Unit));
 $Check = ($Check < -2147483648) ? ($Check + $Int32Unit) : $Check;
 }
 $Check += ord($Str{$i});
 }
 return $Check;
 }

 public function HashURL($String)
 {
 $Check1 = $this->StrToNum($String, 0x1505, 0x21);
 $Check2 = $this->StrToNum($String, 0, 0x1003F);

 $Check1 >>= 2;
 $Check1 = (($Check1 >> 4) & 0x3FFFFC0 ) | ($Check1 & 0x3F);
 $Check1 = (($Check1 >> 4) & 0x3FFC00 ) | ($Check1 & 0x3FF);
 $Check1 = (($Check1 >> 4) & 0x3C000 ) | ($Check1 & 0x3FFF);

 $T1 = (((($Check1 & 0x3C0) << 4) | ($Check1 & 0x3C)) <<2 ) | ($Check2 & 0xF0F );
 $T2 = (((($Check1 & 0xFFFFC000) << 4) | ($Check1 & 0x3C00)) << 0xA) | ($Check2 & 0xF0F0000 );

 return ($T1 | $T2);
 }

 public function CheckHash($Hashnum)
 {
 $CheckByte = 0;
 $Flag = 0;

 $HashStr = sprintf('%u', $Hashnum) ;
 $length = strlen($HashStr);

 for ($i = $length - 1; $i >= 0; $i --) {
 $Re = $HashStr{$i};
 if (1 === ($Flag % 2)) {
 $Re += $Re;
 $Re = (int)($Re / 10) + ($Re % 10);
 }
 $CheckByte += $Re;
 $Flag ++;
 }

 $CheckByte %= 10;
 if (0 !== $CheckByte) {
 $CheckByte = 10 - $CheckByte;
 if (1 === ($Flag % 2) ) {
 if (1 === ($CheckByte % 2)) {
 $CheckByte += 9;
 }
 $CheckByte >>= 1;
 }
 }

 return '7'.$CheckByte.$HashStr;
 }
}
?>

The usage of this class is fairly simple. Here is an example usage code:


<?php
include_once("pr.class.php");
$url='http://awordpress.net/';
$pr = new PR();
echo "$url has Google PageRank: ". $pr->get_google_pagerank($url) ;
?>

PageRank checker PHP class – Download link

  • saman

    Thank you very much for your page rank class it saved me some hours. very simple and also simple to use.
    thanks for sharing this.

  • Lilly J

    Informative blog Thanks

  • namhoram

    thanks for sharing

  • NTA

    Thanks 🙂

  • I tried it a few times and it worked great until i repeatedly got a 403 error and an errormessage: Your client does not have permission to get URL…

    It seems that Google only allows a few shots to avoid abuse.

    • It is quite possible, but when you have to do this in a loop either do some delay between the requests or make the requests through the tor network changing identities every few requests 🙂

  • Mohamed Fathy
  • Oscar

    I think someone copied your script? http://99webtools.com/blog/php-script-to-get-pagerank/
    Unless both are a port/copy from someone else 🙂

    They even have a demo tool. In any case, quite handy. Thanks.

  • Amit Soni

    Thank a lot it helped me . Can i put ypur php code in http://www.goalseen.com , i am creating a tool for seo.

  • Thank a lot for this code . Can i use this code in https://www.searchenginetoolz.com , i am creating a tool for seo.