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What is Google Custom Search ?

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What is Google Custom Search  and how to implement it to your website ?
asked Oct 10, 2016 in Internet Marketing Tools by magdipelech IBO Guru (2,310 points)

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Google custom search is where you can add a custom search box to your web site or blog. You can set it up to search only your website (internally), or the Internet (externally). The great thing about it is it allows you to show the results on your website through an iframe. This way your visitor never has to leave your website to see the Google search results, however when they "click" on the results of course they'll have to leave your site if your custom search box is set-up to search the Internet (external) instead of just your web site.

An example can be located at a free t-shirt site. You'll see how in this case the search box is in the upper right and the search results show up in the iframe below the search box. Because this particular custom search box searches the internet, when a visitor clicks on an associated "T-Shirt" link they'll end up leaving the site.

To implement it, got to Google Custom Search and choose the topmost link called "Sign up for the basics - it's free" and you're all set!

I hope this helps.


answered Oct 10, 2016 by WhitneyJaqueline IBO Specialist (31,010 points)
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Good QUESTION    ...  :)  ... :) smiley

The Google Custom Search basic plan is named "Standard Edition" and is free, however, it does include ads which are required on your results pages.

Google Custom Search Engine allows web developers to build a tailored search experience using the core Google search technology, and it allows you to prioritize or restrict search results based on settings that you specify from a control panel. 

BEST feature settings and configurations include:

  • Business Settings, where you can convert a free account to the Google Site Search (fee-based) search
  • Admin Accounts, where you can add users to administer your search engines
  • Audit Logs where you can view change history logs
  • Preview, allows you to test your Custom Search Engine
  • Statistics, allows you to view usage stats for your search engine
  • Get Code, gives you the HTML snippets for your Custom Search Engine

I hope this can help you :)smiley

answered Oct 10, 2016 by ebest IBO Specialist (83,860 points)
A quick review of the steps to setting up a Custom Google Search Engine will focus on the specific topic of "permaculture", which according to Wikipedia is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, and environmental design which develops sustainable architecture/human settlements and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.

I am using public URLs for demonstration purposes, and remember that when you start to define your custom search engine for intranet internal usage, you can include any URLs either public or private.
Really good answer ebest, I especially liked the external links to Google, very helpful.
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Using Google Site Search can yield ranking benefits for the term searched. Big potential benefit imho.
answered Oct 10, 2016 by CryptoCat IBO Master (8,150 points)
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Awesome question with some great answers...  Just as a working example of a project using the Google Search API is our very own,
answered Oct 10, 2016 by admin IBO Guru (3,130 points)
Now this is good to read- IBO admin endorsing a service. Kindly share why you chose it?
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Google Custom Search lets you include a search engine on your website to help your visitors find the information they're looking for. Because Custom Search is based on Google's core search technology, you can be confident that your users are getting high quality, relevant results. You can customize a lot of your search engine, including: 

Feel free to watch this video below which summarize the purpose of google custom search

Link ==> Click Here To Watch Short Video

answered Oct 21, 2016 by garywelsh IBO Specialist (72,640 points)
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Great question with so many amazing answers!

Google Custom Search allows you include a search engine on your website to help your visitors find the information they're looking for from your site.

If you are an IBO member, you have one, like this:

answered Dec 26, 2016 by ToddTreharne IBO Specialist (56,380 points)

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