Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Google announced Commerce Search 3.0 yesterday. In essence, this is a massive update to their search solution for e-commerce sites. The key features of this update are: Instant Search: Every keypress starts streaming product results and search suggestions directly within the search bar. Realtime Inventory Search: Users can see if an item is in stock in a nearby store. Again, streamed directly within the search toolbar results. On-site Complimentary Product Promotions: Merchandisers can create banner ads for product offers related to the search query, which when clicked, land on a query-based landing page – essentially a search results page. User…

The official Royal Wedding site launched this week and Google custom search was incorporated much to the glee of the Google Custom Search blog….

Google is celebrating the third birthday of Custom Search with many updates. Here they are: Custom Search Themes – Now you can customize the look of Custom Search on your site with themes, which can be tweaked for color, font, background and feature adjustments. Custom Search Skin on Wikipedia – On the flip side, you can contextualize your Wikipedia experience with a Custom Search skin. When enabled, the Custom Search skin provides Google contextualized search throughout Wikipedia. Learn more about the Custom Search skin for Wikipedia here. Structured Custom Search – Going back to Custom Search for your site, there…

Google is celebrating the third birthday of Custom Search with many updates. Here they are: Custom Search Themes – Now you can customize the look of Custom Search on your site with themes, which can be tweaked for color, font, background and feature adjustments. Custom Search Skin on Wikipedia – On the flip side, you can contextualize your Wikipedia experience with a Custom Search skin. When enabled, the Custom Search skin provides Google contextualized search throughout Wikipedia. Learn more about the Custom Search skin for Wikipedia here. Structured Custom Search – Going back to Custom Search for your site, there…

Google had another busy week pushing out updates. That’s really no surprise considering Apple released product refreshes and Microsoft released Windows 7. Google hasn’t let any major update from any competitor go by without their own news and this week was no different. We’ve already covered Google getting a deal with Twitter (similar to Bing’s deal with Twitter) as well as a new social search experiment set up in Google Labs. Here are 7 updates that are slightly minor but you’ll still want to know about: Custom Search is now available for mobile search experiences on smartphone and higher-end devices….

If you use Google Sites to publish websites, you now have Google Custom Search as an option for your site. Here’s the steps you need to follow: Login to your Google Site Click the “More Actions” dropdown menu, then select “Manage Site” On the lefthand Navigation menu, choose “Site Layout.” Click “Configure Search” In the “Configure site search” section, click the “Advanced” tab. Then, click the “Add provider” button. Login to the Custom Search control panel in another tab or window. Copy the URL for the search engine you want to use. Paste it back in the Add Provider section…