How to Obtain a Google API Key.

Fear not.  Your search is over.  For some reason it is hard to find much less navigate to this part of Google’s dashboard.  So here’s some easy instructions.

Get a new Console key from as described in the Version 3 docs at Console keys work with Version 2 and provide the benefits of statistics reporting.

It’s against the Terms to use the API without a key, and in fact this won’t work on domains which aren’t Google’s like The webcache version of that page works because it’s on a Google domain.