I am trying to build a simple dataset using Google, mainly because it seems like the best option for what I want.
I want to measure fame for a large group of scientists. The quick method is to measure the amount of Google results when searching their name. I do not care about the results, only the number of them. That method has it's flaws I know, so I am not opposed to an alternative.
My scientist data is composed of thousands of entries. Which is causing issues. I tried to programmatically search Google, but less then 1000 searches later they blocked the program. I also looked into their Search API, but that is limited to 100 searches a day unless I pay for more, but since I am a poor college student that isn't an option.
I was hoping someone here may be able to offer suggestions on build a dataset with some way of measuring fame.