Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: phranque

Message Too Old, No Replies

Make google use your internal search

Don't really know how to call it

12:27 am on Aug 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Hey guys, I don't know how to call it, but I want to do this:
I have a website in PHP that I coded my own search engine, that searches directly from the DB, something like 16 tables at once.
The URL is like www.site.com/Search/?term=#*$!xx for my own search
What I want to know is, if there's any way I ask google to use it's search term on my internal site and display the results?
Like, the search on google is "abnormal transportation", then it passes the text "abnormal transportation" to my internal search, and display the results, like www.site.com/search/?term=abnormal%20transportation ?
Is it possible? If it already exists, what's the name of this technique?


6:49 pm on Aug 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

I'm not sure this is what you've described, but if you're looking to use Google's search results on your site, run a search for "google custom search"
11:14 pm on Aug 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

nope, I wan't that is already using google to search a term, to use the same term on my website internal search
11:25 am on Aug 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Google wont do that, they want people to use *their* search engine, so they can display ads on the results.

You could maybe strip the search terms out of the referrer, and then feed those into your search engine. But it means people will see different content to what Google sees, which isnt a good idea

Youd be better off spending the time to get your site indexed by google, so that google searches take them to the right page anyway

9:38 am on Sep 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Just clarifying, is the following what you want?

If someone does a search on your site you want them to get:-

one lot of results from your own internal search
another lot of results from a google search using the same terms

Am I right?


Featured Threads

Hot Threads This Week

Hot Threads This Month