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Google CSE "Custom Search on the fly"

     
10:19 am on Jun 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You can now create a CSE by simply placing a small piece of tailored code on a page on your site. With that one piece of code, Google's search technology will automatically include in your new CSE all of the sites you have linked to from that page, creating a dynamic, powerful and tailored search experience really quickly. Moreover, your new CSE will update itself periodically to include any new links added to that page.

Google CSE "Custom Search on the fly" [googlecustomsearch.blogspot.com]

This looks rather neat.

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I have a couple of sites that are in the same niche but with different advertisers and listings on each. I set this up about a week ago to try and stimulate some visitor movement between the sites and so far it's working quite nicely. Easy to set up...took me about 10 minutes.
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Wow, sweet. I can't wait to try it out this weekend. I imagine they will probably be popping up on sites all over soon.
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We own a dozen websites and launched it a few months ago. It has been wonderful for us. For instance, if we have dozens of articles on "weight loss" on our websites, people can now easily find them. Visitors stay on our websites longer and we love it. It has also made us a lot of money through the ads that Google displays. Thank you Google for such a great feature.
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I set this up on my site. Works well for not competative Adwords. As soo as you add a comepative Adwords your competition is on top of your SERPS!

Is there a way to stop Adwords apearing for this tool?

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I'm still in the very early stages of perfecting one site (deciding if I should invest the time actually), this seems to be tailored at webmasters owning multiple sites. Have we already reached the level of needing multiple successful sites or a network in order to have a viable source of income?

It used to be that one site, receiving all your attention, was enough if it was top three in its niche.

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I'm not too impressed with it so far.
6:10 pm on June 15, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Does this have an API with it, or are you stuck with google's UI?
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Another free spyware tool for newbie webmasters...
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I repeat what skweb said and also a nice tool to track what visitors are searching for and did not found on your site, thanks to analytics.
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---periodically to include any new links added to that page---

I looked at it early morning today.

what is all about the pages with the dead links on them when it comes to G?

"kids museums" page is full of them.

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Another free spyware tool for newbie webmasters...

Ditto that.

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Another free spyware tool for newbie webmasters...

I wouldn't be putting any google spyware tools on a site, ESPECIALLY a network of sites...

[edited by: tedster at 7:16 am (utc) on June 16, 2007]

[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:32 am (utc) on June 16, 2007]

11:54 am on June 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I like G-CSE - great little tool.

This update is interesting in terms of niche search and cross reference. I'd like to see how the change affects those already using their CSE service - as it is CSE does a good job of indexing pages, I wonder how this improvement will change that?

Does this have an API with it, or are you stuck with google's UI?

No API - but fairly customisable.

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I don't get it. I can already do this but I have control about which sites are included. Why would I want Google to decide?
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The point is less work for a user = more CSEs = more everything, from branding to subscribers. They just made clear its not only free stuff that counts but easy to use stuff that counts 1,000 times more.
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I repeat what skweb said and also a nice tool to track what visitors are searching for and did not found on your site, thanks to analytics.

How do you see what the visitors are searching for?