The Googlescraper can be used for a number of specific research projects, including censorship research
, and source distance research
. The most common use of the tool is researching the presence as well as the ranking of particular sources within Google engine results. A sample project is this tag cloud, which visually presents unique hosts from top 100 URLs returned from the query of "synthetic biology." The hosts are sized by occurences of "Venter" on each site. The method for this project: 1) Search google for "synthetic biology". 2) Paste top 100 results in the top box, and enter Venter in the bottom box.