1: Where to start
Go to www.google.com/cse/
, where you will see two options. The first is the basic offering which is free and the second lets you use more powerful features
such as extra customisations and more detailed analytics. For this step-by-step, we will use the free offering.
2: Click the button
Click the blue icon to start the process and then enter your web address to specify your site. Now tap Create. At this point the web address will be double-checked and if it is valid you will be taken to the next step. You should also set a name for the search engine.
3: Use the code
You will now be presented with some HTML code which needs to be pasted into your site. This is not only used to increase the effectiveness of the search engine, but to ensure that you are the rightful owner of the website. Follow the instructions carefully for this part.
4: It’s now live
The custom search engine should now be live on your website, but you can make specific changes to make it fit your current design by selecting the Edit option in the sidebar. It should provide the kind of search facility you will want all of your readers to experience.