Introduction

Welcome! This tutorial will help you create a customized search in just a few minutes. This tutorial explains how to implement a simple custom search engine using a predefined javascript widget. For more fine-grained control over search results, see JSON and XML API in the Developer Guide.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

  • build a simple Custom Search Engine (CSE)
  • implement a search box on your page
  • add features to the search box
  • customize the look and feel of your search results

By the end of the tutorial, you will have implemented a search feature on a website, searching a predefined set of sites, using the free version of Google Custom Search.

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To get started, you need to create an instance of a Custom Search Engine.

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