Google Webmaster Tools Using The New API Fixed

Whist experimenting at work with the  new GWT Api I found that the  python example google provides has a bug – as well as some rather opaque documentation that misses out a crucial step. When you set up your credentials you also have to make sure that the consent screen section is fillout with at leat the project name and a suport email!


Updated script follows

# --- MJW Fixed Bugs

import httplib2
import logging

logging.basicConfig() # added to fix warning error

from apiclient import errors
from apiclient.discovery import build
from oauth2client.client import OAuth2WebServerFlow

# Copy your credentials from the console rember to update the consent screen with a name and a suport email
CLIENT_ID = 'xxxxx'

# Check for all available scopes

# Redirect URI for installed apps
REDIRECT_URI = 'urn:ietf:wg:oauth:2.0:oob'

# Run through the OAuth flow and retrieve credentials
authorize_url = flow.step1_get_authorize_url()
print 'Go to the following link in your browser: ' + authorize_url
code = raw_input('Enter verification code: ').strip()
credentials = flow.step2_exchange(code)

# Create an httplib2.Http object and authorize it with our credentials
http = httplib2.Http()
http = credentials.authorize(http)

webmasters_service = build('webmasters', 'v3', http=http)

# Retrieve list of websites in account
site_list = webmasters_service.sites().list().execute()

# Remove all unverified sites - note chage origioanl uses url and not siteURL
verified_sites_urls = [s['siteUrl'] for s in site_list['siteEntry'] if s['permissionLevel'] != 'siteUnverifiedUser']

# Printing the urls of all sites you are verified for.
for site_url in verified_sites_urls:
print site_url
# Retrieve list of sitemaps submitted
sitemaps = webmasters_service.sitemaps().list(siteUrl=site_url).execute()
if 'sitemap' in sitemaps:
sitemap_urls = [s['path'] for s in sitemaps['sitemap']]
print " " + "\n ".join(sitemap_urls)


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