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Programmable Search Engine allows Google to power site search on any website. See https://programmablesearchengine.google.com/about/

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Is there a way to use a google custom search on your site, but not have your site listed in public search results? [duplicate]

Basically, I'm trying to add a google custom search to my site, for a kind of "in-house" knowledge base, but I don't want the pages on the site to be public because there's really nothing ...
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How to use Google Programmable Search as an internal search engine when it doesn't index new pages quickly?

We've developed a Firebase Web App like Wikipedia for students, where each page is an essay that they write for their course assignments and link to one another. Firebase offers multiple third-party ...
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How can I let Google crawl my site for Programmable Search Engine (custom site search), but not have it show in public search results?

The answer for my question might be inherent in the question itself- that if I want Google to crawl my site for a custom site search, such as through Programmable Search Engine, that it is those same ...
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How do I enable paid Google Custom Search on my website to remove ads?

Let me explain what I'm trying to achieve. I have tried this little snippet of code that implements Google search on my private website: <div class="gcse-search"></div> <script async ...
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How can I prevent site search powered by a custom Google search engine from showing ads?

I just set up this cse.google.com thing and it works great. How can I prevent it from showing ads? I looked almost everywhere in the admin panel of cse.google.com but can't find anything related.
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Google custom search on the top level domain is not also showing results from sub-domains

We have a multi-site Drupal install on which we are using Google Custom Search. When we use a search on the base URL we get a much smaller result count than we do when we the same search on a sub-...
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Who gets the ads revenue on a Custom search engine created by me?

I see a switch that I can turn on this for my CSE. I am just wondering, who gets the revenue of this ads? If I turn it on, will the revenue 100% goes to my account?
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Google CSE has indexed robots.txt itself

Google CSE has indexed robots.txt and now if someone searches for 'txt' it returns the robots.txt file which is really not ideal (as this is a bog-standard Drupal site, the string robots.txt actually ...
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Google custom search results published date

The published date of the results can be displayed on Google search in a browser by using &as_qdr=y15. Example Link How to get this information from the Google Custom Search API? https://www....
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Getting custom Wordpress pages with url parameters indexed by google [duplicate]

I have a Wordpress site set up that connects to a third party db to display data (widgets). I have one template set up that will display a list of widgets: https://mywebsite.com/widgets Clicking ...
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Can I control or benefit from the ads showed up on my result page using the Google CSE?

Google CSE is cool. And it's a very good replacement to the previous Site Search. But I noticed that the ads on the result page is a bit annoying. Is it possible to remove them? Or is it possible to ...
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Prevent page indexing externally _without_ affecting internal google site search?

Is it possible to prevent google search from indexing a page, but still allow that page to be indexed by the custom search engine used for on-site search? Our presenting problem concerns content we ...
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Google Custom Search: Uncaught TypeError: google.search.Search.apiary15400 is not a function

On my site I get the error : Uncaught TypeError: google.search.Search.apiary15400 is not a function where the number changes on each page refresh. I've already checked here: https://productforums....
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Track keywords and rankings using the Google Custom Seach API

Is it possible to use Google Custom Seach API to allow me to track keywords for our website as well as some of our clients? There are mixed views from what I can tell and read. I'm going to be ...
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Allow Google custom search engine to work when the site is launched without Google indexing the site for web search beforehand

We are using Google Custom Search, and have run into an issue related to site launches. We would like our sites searches to actually produce results on launch, and not before... Is there anyway to ...
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Google analytics site search returns "cache" in search term results, why?

Last week I implemented Google custom search on my website and linked it to a Google analytics view. The site search does not get much traffic as it has been broken for awhile but most of the search ...
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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 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 https://support....
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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 effect....
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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 itemtype="http://schema.org/Book"...
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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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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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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 Engine: How can I get all of my site indexed?

I am trying to use Google CSE for my website however without any success as it is not able to find half of the pages? what could be wrong?
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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 ...
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Google Site Search -- How to use as API?

I am trying to get an API that I can use to do searches on my own site. Google has something called Site Search and something called Custom Search. What is the difference? I make a new site search, ...
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