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Help with a Google CSE - Preventing visitors from leaving my website

     
1:58 pm on Aug 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Hello,

I have a Google Custom Search Engine that is hosted on my website that searches a few websites that are similar to mine. When people use the search engine, I don't want them to leave my website by clicking on the external links. Can anyone help me with this? Is there some way to do this with a IFrame? I'm new to web design so thanks in advance.

3:18 pm on Aug 2, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You may not in any way frame or cache the Results produced by Google, except as otherwise agreed to between You and Google.

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So if you really want to do this, you probably need a special exception/permission from Google. Also, before you approach Google, think through why you want to have a CSE at all -- if you also want to keep the users on your website. Those two goals are opposed to each other, IMO.

7:52 am on Aug 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

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"if you also want to keep the users on your website. Those two goals are opposed to each other,"

I am using the cse to keep the visitor on my group of sites. I figure if they don't find what they want and do a search then they may find it on another of my sites.

You can also prioritise the results so if you have a reasonably large site your pages should appear in the first results so you won't lose many visitors.

7:45 pm on Aug 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm doing the exact same thing as you fatpeter. Thanks for the tip!
 

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