Google Webmaster Tools - Custom Search
See below for screenshot and brief commentary on what the Custom Search category is.
Here on the left are the Google webmaster tools categories as they look when you are logged in.
Below is the same structure with clickable links which go to a Hard Web webpage with a screenshot of what is on that webmaster tools category page (in my own webmaster tools account).
- Site Configuration
- Your site on the web
- +1 Metrics
Webmaster tools - Labs - Custom Search
This tool is basically a free offer to give you a Google search bar. The free version has ads on the results page and the paid version (from $100 per year) doesn't have ads.
Since the ads show competitors I think it is worth paying for the "no ads" version if you want a Google search bar on your website.
I have one installed on this page at the top of the page..if you search for anything like web design, or SEO or SEM you can see why I wouldn't put this on my homepage unless I paid the money and took the ads off.
All the Custom Search Engine (CSE) help you will ever need.
Here is a screenshot of what the category "Custom Search" looks like in Webmaster tools (below).
Screenshots on this page are copyright © 2011 Google Inc.
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