Adding a site search with Google Custom Search engine

We do not currently have an integrated feature for site search, but you can try out products such as Google's Custom Search Engine.

It is important to note that Google's Custom Search Engine will not work if your site has not been indexed by Google so make sure you have submitted your sitemap to Google before you install this on your website. Here is a link to our tutorial which will step you through verifying your site with Google Webmaster and submitting a sitemap. After you submit your sitemap to Google it can still take time for your site to be indexed.

If you would like to give this a try, here is a link to get started: Google Custom Searchand some help in setting it up.

Once you are satisfied with the set-up, copy the entire block of code so you can add it to your website. 

  1. In your Sitebuilder, go to Widgets.
  2. Select Popular from the drop-down menu.
  3. Drag and drop an HTML widget onto the page where you want the search box to appear.
  4. Paste the code into the space provided. 
  5. Click Save.

You should now see your Custom Search Engine. You will need to save your changes and preview your site to see it work.

Please keep in mind that while the code may work now, we cannot guarantee that it will continue to work in the future. Codes can become obsolete and/or conflict with the enhancements made to provide you with the best Sitebuilder possible.

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