November 20th, 2007 | Published in Google Custom Search
Since we launched Google Custom Search last year, webmasters and businesses around the world have been able use specific language controls to build customized search experiences. However, the Custom Search administration console was only available in English -- until now. Starting today, the Custom Search platform supports 40 languages in close to 80 countries worldwide.
Webmasters can use CSE to create tailored search experiences on community web sites; businesses can add hosted site search to their web sites; users can add search to their blogs and web pages; and developers can build search right into their applications with the Custom Search APIs. And there's no software to install or hardware to maintain. Custom Search engines can be built in minutes and are easy to customize and manage. You can also control the appearance of the search results to match the look and feel of your web site. Now, you can administer your favo(u)rite CSE in the language of your choice.
Custom Search is available as a free, ads-supported version, and through Custom Search Business Edition (CSBE). With CSBE, further customization of search results is possible using an XML API, and ads are optional. CSBE offers options for email and phone support. This launch also brings Custom Search Business Edition (CSBE) to your country. So if you're looking for fast, easy and relevant search for your website in your language, you'll be pleased with this launch.
As always, we'd love your feedback. Visit our User Group to tell us more about your Custom Search implementation.