By Dave Mendoza, Strategic Tools & Sourcing Management Consultant
and JobMachine, Inc. Partner.
Wouldn’t it be cool if you could easily build a search engine on your blog or website tailored to the topics and areas you know and love the most? You’re not alone if you’d like that — Google has listened to partners large and small, and users across the web who want access to the Google search platform, and want to customize and make it their own.
The search for your own search engine is over. Google is launching the Google Custom Search Engine. As you might imagine, it’s a simple and straightforward product to use and understand. In a matter of minutes you can create a search engine that reflects your knowledge and interests; looks and feels like your own; and, if you choose, you can make money from the traffic you receive through Google’s AdSense program. You can even invite your friends and trusted community members to add to and help build your search engine.
Finding specific information has never been so easy, and there’s no programming knowledge or cost involved. Google worked with a few initial partners to demonstrate the power of the customization features. Check out the search engine RealClimate.org built to better connect their users to the environmental science information they are looking for. Intuit created a search engine for their JumpUp.com site, finding that it met the needs of their small business customers. But the Custom Search Engine is not just for businesses. Since Shashi is passionate about wine, he created a “wine search engine“ and put it on his wine blog so his friends can search for wine-related topics from there.
You can build a Custom Search Engine on any topic you like.
Google Co-op is a platform that enables you to customize the web search experience for users of both Google and your own website.
Create your own search engine New!
Harness the power of Google search technology to create a free Custom Search Engine that reflects your knowledge and interests – and make money from the resulting traffic.
Deliver specialized search results
Let users integrate your information or services into their Google search results with Subscribed Links.
Help users refine their searches
Use your expertise to help improve Google web search for specific subjects by labeling the best sites with
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Acknowledgements: “Eureka! Your own search engine has landed!,” 10/23/2006 10:04:00 PM
Posted by Shashi Seth and R.V. Guha, Google Co-op team
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