Custom Search Engine allows webmasters to add a search box to help users search within their site.

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Avoid https results in Google Custom Search Engine

My web requests a client certificate when you connect through https. I want the certificate pop up dialog to show only through the login screen. This is easy when all the links you see on the page ...
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Google Custom Search Engine - Good or bad? [duplicate]

I would like to know if replacing my search box into Google search engine would improve my SEO or not. Normally, clicking our site from search engines improves our SEO, but is it the same for Google ...
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Google PDF search - return page number?

I have a collection of about 150 PDF documents hosted on a site that are all rather long, 80-500 pages each. Google indexes and searches these no problem (Google Custom Search) - they are all linked ...
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Ask Google to refresh URLs in sitemap

I submitted an updated sitemap via Google Webmaster and I want Google to rescan URLs in it, as some of them are not yet found in Custom Search. I found an instruction for for CSE ...
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How to track the keyword position of my website without violating the google TOS

I own a website and I'd like to be able to have an history of how some page and keywords ranked in google over time, to be able to understand if certain changes I made have positive or negative ...
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How soon Google is supposed to include new pages to search

I'm using Google CSE on my site. As soon as new entity is published, it's immediately added to sitemap.xml rendering script too. How soon after Googlebot fetches new sitemap new entities should be ...
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Not enough Results in Custom Search Engine (Google search API)

I have a really big problem: I'm using the Google Custom Search Engine CSE with the REST API to find some URL but a lot of search engine results are missing. I look on the internet about this fact ...
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Adding a new site to a Google Custom Search Engine gives fewer hits

I have a Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) with one "site". Adding a second site gives me fewer hits. Removing the second site gives me back the hits I had with only one site. What is going on there? ...
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JS call gives me a text value instead of an HTML link for Microdata property

I am trying to extract the book URL from a link using Microdata. The format is specified in Schema.org. Here is my HTML: <div class="col-sm-4 col-md-3" itemscope ...
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Can I tell Google which image to use for the preview in custom search?

I currently use Google custom search for my static site. When I use it, I sometimes get images next to the entry: I think Google simply takes the first image in the article. But I would rather like ...
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Google site search: customizing with rich snippets

I am considering adding Google site search to my eCommerce site. However, I wanted to have the results displayed as nicely as possible, ideally with an image. Is it possible to have rich snippets ...
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Does putting Google Custom Search within your site affect traffic negatively?

On the 26th of November we put Google Custom Search on our site. The day after and all days following traffic dropped off noticeably. This could just be pure coincidence, but it seems odd to have ...
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Top hits bias in Google Site Search

I am considering implementing Google Site Search on a website. Unfortunately documentation on the features seems somewhat limited and google.com/sitesearch returns 404. In my search I want to ...
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Google Custom Search gives different result number for same query

We are using Google Custom Search and we have found that often the total results iterates between two values, even for the same query. The different values can be slightly different or more than ...
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Google Custom Search Engine tracking

I am having this problem for quite some time now: I have a WordPress website that is using Google's Custom Search Engine. I want to track what people/visitors are searching on in that Google CSE. Is ...
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Connecting Google Analytics with Custom Search Engine AdSense

I have a Custom Search Engine that I've created with AdSense. I've put that search engine as a site search in my Google Sites page. I've connected both the Custom Search Engine and the Google Site to ...
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Restrict Google's Custom Search autocomplete list

Is it possible to use an XML file to force Google's Custom Search to suggest only the terms in the XML?
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Could Google Custom Search crawl a domain with just an IP address?

Our staging site currently does not have a domain name for public access, however we do have access over the IP address (like xx.xx.xxx.xxx). Could we use Google Custom Search for this site without a ...
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Meta description not displaying in custom site search results page

We have Google Custom Site Search implemented on our company website. When I'm looking at the results page, I noticed that the meta description is not being displayed. It just seems to be reading the ...
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Blocking specific ads in the Google Custom Search [closed]

I don't seem to find way to block competitor sites in the Google Custom Search product though I'm able to in normal AdSense ad units. I've tried to search in Google here and there but could not find ...
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Google Custom Search layout problems

When I install the custom search script on my page, the layout is broken. See the attached screenshot. I cut and pasted the following code: <script> (function() { var cx = ...
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number of free queries on google custom search

I am using google custom search for my site, I saw someday google custom search does not return anything while searching just advertisement. On googling I found that only 100 searches allowed per day ...
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Noindex, Nofollow affect “Google Custom Search” results?

I am using Google Custom Search on my site, if I set pages to "noindex" or "nofollow", does it also affect the custom search results on my site?
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Customizing Google Custom Search

I am using Google Custom Search for my site. I want Google to provide at most 2 searches from a site. I am not sure whether it is possible or not, but it seems there is no such option on Google CSE. ...
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Controlling number of results in Google Custom Search

I am using google custom search for my website, every search results in a big list of results. I want only limited number of results to be shown to the customer say first 10 so that he/she is not ...
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Does Google Custom Search help with SEO?

When adding a Google Custom Search box to my site, does that help SEO, and does it influence regular Google web results? If not, does it provide me with data to help me optimize my website?
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Google Custom Search can't find anything other than the main page

I added a Google Custom Search to my website several weeks ago, and it has been unable to find anything other than the home page of my site. I have manually submitted a sitemap to the custom search, ...
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Display Google Custom Search results on your own site

Is there a way for Google's Custom Search engine to show it's results on a page on your website? On a custom page which you put on your server, so you can still display ads and links to pages in your ...