Get No. of Google Search Hits with R and XML

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UPDATE: Thanks to Max Ghenis for updating my R-script which I wrote a while back – the below R-script can now be used again for pulling the number of hits from Google-Search.

GoogleHits 

p.s.: If you try to do this in a robot fashion, like:

lapply(list_of_search_terms, GoogleHits)

google will block you after about the 300th recursion!

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