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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Your Own Custom Search

I was looking through a blog that I sometimes check to find out the latest tip bits about Google and came across a new search that can be performed with Google called "Custom Search". The blog I am talking about is Matt Cutts, who is a Google employee. (they often have some interesting stuff to share). Basically you can include a search on your website that of which you can specify the URL's that the search, searches. This means that you can effectively have and configure a search on your site that say searches all of the technology related sites that you look at.

Here is the URL;
http://www.google.com/coop/cse/overview

And here is another URL to some examples of use of custom search;
http://www.google.com/coop/cse/examples/Latest

Its worth having a play as you could create a search that no-one else has created and that could be of high value. (i.e popular cartoon websites search)