Supported search systems

RAT supports various search systems. You can design your study to investigate one or more of these systems.

RAT uses screen scraping to grab results from search systems. This approach requires an individual scraper for every search system. In the list below, all scrapers currently available are listed.

Search systems currently supported

Google DE

The Google Germany scraper collects organic results from Google Germany. It makes copies of the result page (HTML and screenshot), extracts result links, result positions, and result descriptions (“snippets").

Ecosia

Ecosia

The search system you are interested in is not in the list? Please contact us.

Interested in developing your own scraper and making it available to the RAT community? See the “How can I contribute?" page.