class Get_Alexa_Ranking{ /** * Get the rank from alexa for the given domain * * @param $domain * The domain to search on */ public function get_rank($doma){ $url = "".$doma; //Initialize the Curl $ch = curl_init(); //Set curl to return the data instead of printing it to the browser. curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1); curl_setopt($ch,CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT,2); //Set the URL curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url); //Execute the fetch $data = curl_exec($ch); //Close the connection curl_close($ch); $xml = new SimpleXMLElement($data); //Get popularity node $popularity = $xml->xpath("//POPULARITY"); //Get the Rank attribute $rank = (string)$popularity[0]['TEXT']; return $rank; } }