July 12th, 2007 | Published in Google Custom Search
With our launch of Linked Custom Search Engines (CSEs) we made it possible for developers to construct CSEs on the fly.
Using the Custom Search APIs, you can now dynamically construct CSEs, and Google will automatically update and maintain them for you.
You may already know how you can use our APIs to create innovative search-enabled applications. Today, we're delivering a Google Search widget for Blogger built using the AJAX Search API. Configure this widget on your Blogger blog to immediately search not just your blog posts, but across all the link lists/blogrolls you've set up on your blog and the links you've made from your posts -- in other words, the world around your blog!
Try out the Search Box widget at Blogger's experimental site, draft.blogger.com. Once you've logged in and configured the widget, visitors to your blog will see a search box there. The search experience inherits your blog's look and feel, and is uniquely flavored around pages you've linked to from your blog.
To add the widget:
- Edit your blog's layout.
- Click on "Add a page element", and configure the "Search Box" widget.
Your link lists will automatically show up as optional tabs for your search; you can decide which ones you want to configure.
Preview the search experience and save your changes. Your blog is instantly custom-search-enabled.
If you're not using Blogger, you can still use our AJAX Search API to put Linked CSEs on your website.
Let us know what you think, and what CSE-enabled applications you're working on.