How to Google Instant(ise) a Custom Search Engine ~ Martin Hawksey, ht @c4lpt

Going to give this a whirl shortly… :)

Following this and some other ‘Instant’ sites popping up (usually with an employ me banner) Tam Denholm has come up with instantise.com which at last count has 16 different sites that you can get an instant style search result. A number of these are created by just adding a ‘site:a-single-site.com’ operator which limits the search just to a particular domain.

Fortunately the Google AJAX Search API used in Tam’s example can be directed filtered using a Google Custom Search Engine. Here’s how to do it (BTW :

  1. Log in to Custom Search and set up your own custom search engine
  2. Next you need to sign up for an API key on the Google AJAX Search API
  3. Download this code unpacking the files
  4. In instant.js you will need to enter you AJAX API key and your Google Custom Search ID (this information is on the Basic’s page of the CSE control panel)
  5. Upload files to your server and test them

If you want to see how all of this looks:

*** Here is a Google Instant(ish) search of this blog and some of my other social media activity ***

Read more at www.rsc-ne-scotland.org.uk

 

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2 thoughts on “How to Google Instant(ise) a Custom Search Engine ~ Martin Hawksey, ht @c4lpt

  1. Palapple | SEO Solutions for your Business September 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm Reply

    Palapple Blog | SEO Solutions for your Business…

    Thanks for sharing. Search engine optimization is indeed one of the most crucial areas in Internet marketing, it is a perfect bridge between technology and business….

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