Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Google Site Search aka Google Custom Search end of life April 1, 2018 no joke

Google Site Search or Google Custom Search End-of-Life

On April 1, 2017, Google will discontinue sales of the Google Site Search. All new purchases and renewals must take place before this date. The product will be completely shut down by April 1, 2018.

Google Site Search
(formerly Google Custom Search Business Edition) is an edition of Google Custom Search specifically designed for businesses looking to create a highly customized and Google-hosted site search solution - with the option to include other websites and pages outside of their own. For a fee, Google Site Search provides technical support, customization of search results using XML API, a tailored look and feel, optional Google branding, and no ads next to the search results. While Google Custom search allows you to search the entire web, Google Site Search doesn't permit you to search the entire web but only a specific set of web sites.

Official notice :

Work Around

Looks like I have to build a custom solution using BING WEB SEARCH API. Contact me if you need this done! 
This will be  gone by April 1, 2018

Disappointed to see this go, this will affect loads of my customers. 

No comments:

Post a Comment