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Create Your Own Google Search Engine February 29, 2008

Posted by Doriano "Paisano" Carta in Search.

Do you know that you could actually create your very own google search engine that will search only the websites and resources that you specify? Simply go to Google’s Customized Search and create as many unique types of search engines as you want. You can customize the look and feel and even embed the search engine on your own website and invite others to contribute resources for the search engine.

Here’s an example of a search engine that I created and enjoy using a great deal:

Paisano’s Freeware Search Engine

As a freeware junkie, I am always looking for the best freeware tools and utilities, so I’ve stock-piled a great collection of websites that offer freeware. It made sense to build a freeware search engine that would search through only these freeware sites, thus providing valuable and relevant search results every time. It’s also a great time saver because it means you no longer have to visit each and every site to perform your searches! Now you can perform your search from one place. Cool, huh?

Here’s How to do it:

  • Login with your google/gmail account (create one if necessary, it’s worth it!)
  • Click on Create Custom Search Engine
  • Enter a name for your search engine
  • Enter a good description
  • Enter some keywords
  • Select whether to search just the sites you enter or the entire web or a combination of both.
  • Enter the websites you want your search engine to use for all searches
  • Click Next and then Finish to complete the process
    Here’s the setup screen

How to Manage Your Search Engines
Here’s how to make changes and manage your search engine
Summation: What search engine can you build today? The possibilities are endless! Think of your niche and field of interest or expertise and create a search engine that serves that need.


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