You can easily add a search engine on your website to provide your users a way to explore your website or the web by just entering a keyword. There are several sites that can provide you with this service, but what I like most is Google.com. Aside from it’s the number 1 search engine in the world, it allows you to easily set up the search box and customize how it will look like.
First off, you need to create an account on on Google or Gmail. Log in to your account and visit this site. Once you are on the google’s custom search box page, you can click on the “Create a Custom Search Engine button” and fill out the form. You can specify if the search that will be made by your website visitor is restricted to your site or the whole web.
To generate the html code that you can insert in your website, look for the control panel link and click it. Click on the Code link to display the code. Below is the code generated when I used the CSE feature of Google. Read the rest of this entry »