The Harris Company,
Real Estate Appraiser / Consultant
Real Estate Related Custom Search Engine, CSE
5780 West Centinela Avenue, Building 1, Suite 408
Los Angeles, California 90045
310.337.1973
 harris_curtis@sbcglobal.net
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Search Engine?
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the branding guidelines?
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Search Engine?
Who hosts my Custom Search Engine
results pages?
What are search refinements? How do
I add them to my Custom Search
Engine?
What does it mean to collaborate on a
Custom Search Engine?
What do contributors to my Custom
Search Engine do?
How do I invite somebody?
Can people I invite to collaborate on
my search engine invite other people
as well?
Do I have to approve other people's
contributions?
What is the volunteer process?
How does the volunteer process work?
Is there a limit to the number of
contributors?
Can I create a Custom Search Engine
to search my company's internal
content?
Why does my Custom Search Engine
not show the results that I expect when
I do a search?
I am having problems getting Google
AdSense to work with my Custom
Search Engine. Now what?
I have more than one Custom Search
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money each one is making through
AdSense?
I know that my Custom Search Engine
has traffic. Why is the Popular Queries
list empty?
Do Custom Search Engines include
supplemental results?
What is Public Service Search?
I'm a current Free Search / PSS
customer, how do I use Custom Search
for my search engine?
Is there a limit on how many
sites/patterns I can include in my
search engine?
What is a Linked CSE and how do I
create one?
Why am I not seeing the changes I
made to my Linked CSE?
1. What is a Custom Search Engine?
A Custom Search Engine is a tailored
search experience, built using
Google's core search technology,
which prioritizes or restricts search
results based on websites and pages
that you specify, and which can be
tailored to reflect your point of view or
area of expertise.

2. How does the Custom Search
Engine work?
Simply submit websites or pages you'd
like to include in your search engine
index. You can choose either to restrict
your search results to include only
these pages and sites, or simply to
give these pages and sites higher
priority and ranking in the larger
Google index. Once you've defined
your search engine index, Google will
give you a simple piece of code for a
search box to place on your site or
blog. You'll then have the option to
choose various customization options
to make the look and feel and
functionality of your search engine
your own.

3. What can I do with my Custom
Search Engine? What customization
options are available?
With a Custom Search Engine you can:

Apply your website's look and feel to
the search results page.
Make money from your Custom Search
Engine by participating in Google's
AdSense program.
Provide search refinements within
results pages to make it easier for
searchers to find the information
they're looking for.
Incrementally add sites to your search
engine's index as you surf the web.
Invite friends and trusted users to
co-edit and contribute to your search
engine.
For more information about these
features, visit Managing a Custom
Search Engine.

4. Why is Google launching this?
Google's mission is to connect people
to information - no matter how
specialized or specific - as quickly as
possible. The Custom Search Engine
allows you to combine Google's search
algorithm with your own expertise to
create a customized experience - thus
making access to specific information
across the web easier for your users.

5. How do I and other people access
my Custom Search Engine?
There are several ways to access your
Custom Search Engine:

Once you've created a Custom Search
Engine, you can use the
Google-hosted homepage that we'll
give you and conduct your searches
there.
You can place the Custom Search
Engine search box on your own
website, where anyone who visits your
site can use it.
You can add a Custom Search Box
Gadget to your iGoogle page that
contains a search box for your search
engine.
You can add a Custom Search
Console Gadget to your iGoogle page
that contains a search box and
management tools for each of the
search engines you have created or
are contributing to.
To learn more about Custom Search
Engines and how to create them, visit
Custom Search Engine setup and
management.
6. What are Custom Search Engine
Gadgets?
Custom Search Engine Gadgets are
Google Gadgets that you can add to
your iGoogle page. The Custom
Search Box Gadget contains a search
box for an individual Custom Search
Engine. You can add the Custom
Search Engine Gadget for a particular
search engine to your iGoogle page by
visiting the homepage of the Custom
Search Engine and clicking on the  
button. If you have developed your
own Custom Search Engine, you can
put the  button on your website to allow
your users to add your search engine
to their Google homepage. You can
get the code for the button in the
"Code" tab of your search engine's
control panel.

The Custom Search Console Gadget
contains the search boxes and
management links for all of the Custom
Search Engines you have created or
are contributing to. You can add this
gadget to your homepage by clicking
the  button on the "My search engines"
page.

7. Why doesn't my Custom Search
Engine Gadget work?
If your Custom Search Box Gadget is
not working properly, the problem may
be that you have not specified a valid
URL for your search engine results in
the "Code" tab of your search engine's
control panel. If you have set your
search engine up to deliver the results
to an iframe in your own website,
please make sure the URL you have
specified in the "Search box and
search results code for your website"
section of the "Code" tab is valid.

8. What does this have to do with
Google Co-op?
The Custom Search Engine is built on
the Google Co-op platform, the goal of
which is to enable people to build
upon, customize and tailor Google
Web Search.

9. When will the Custom Search
Engine be available in other countries?
You can use
http://www.google.com/coop/cse/ to
build a Custom Search Engine
targeted at many different languages.
The interface for maintaining your
Custom Search Engine is currently
only available in English. We plan to
extend the service to additional
countries and languages soon.

10. How do I make money from my
Custom Search Engine?
To make money from your Custom
Search Engine you can join Google's
AdSense for Search program, which
places contextually relevant ads on
your Custom Search Engine's search
results pages - and pays you a share
of all the revenue that's generated
from those ads. For more information
about how the AdSense for Search
program and Custom Search Engine
work together, visit the Make Money
page in your search engine's Control
Panel. Learn more about making
money.

11. How much Google branding is
there in the Custom Search Engine?
What are the branding guidelines?
We want you to have as much control
over the Custom Search Engine
branding as possible. To learn more
about the branding guidelines for your
Custom Search Engine, please see the
Terms of Service.

12. What should I name my Custom
Search Engine?
You can name your Custom Search
Engine whatever you want - well,
almost. You can't use "Google" in the
name of your search engine, and you
shouldn't use other trademarked
names unless you own them or have
permission from the trademark owner
to use them in your name. We also
recommend that you keep the name of
your search engine down to 3-4 words
because the name will fit more nicely
on your search engine homepage and
search results that way.

13. Who hosts my Custom Search
Engine results pages?
We host the search results pages for
you; you don't have to pay for software
or hosting services, or possess the
technical expertise to add your Custom
Search Engine results to your site. You
can customize the look and feel of your
Custom Search Engine search results
to make it feel like your own, and you
can also host the results in an iframe
on your own site if you prefer.

14. What are search refinements? How
do I add them to my Custom Search
Engine?
Refinements are labels that you apply
to web sites in your search engine
index to help your users more easily
find the information they are looking
for. When a user clicks a refinement
label at the top of the search results
pages, sites that you have annotated
with the label are either searched
exclusively or given priority in the
results - you choose. The maximum
number of refinements per search
results page is 16. Learn more about
adding refinements to your Custom
Search Engine or visit the Refinements
page in the Control Panel of your
Custom Search Engine.

15. What does it mean to collaborate
on a Custom Search Engine?
Your Custom Search Engine can
benefit not only from your hard work,
but also from that of others who
collaborate with you. Collaboration is
an optional feature which allows you to
let other people whose expertise you
trust contribute to your Custom Search
Engine. You can either invite people
explicitly, or allow anyone to volunteer
to collaborate, with your approval.
Learn more about collaboration.

16. What do contributors to my Custom
Search Engine do?
A contributor is a person that you trust
and whose expertise you want to
improve your Custom Search Engine.
Contributors can add additional sites
to be included or excluded in your
Custom Search Engine and annotate
them with any refinement labels that
you've created. Contributors cannot
change the name, description, or look
and feel of your Custom Search
Engine, and they cannot access the
Code or Make Money features of your
Custom Search Engine.

17. How do I invite somebody?
You can send an email invitation to
your potential contributors. You'll find
the invitation form under the
"Collaboration" tab of your Custom
Search Engine's control panel. If your
potential contributor decides to accept,
she'll be prompted to get started with
Google Co-op if she hasn't already.
Your contributor's additions are
available to anyone who searches
using your Custom Search Engine.

18. Can people I invite to collaborate
on my search engine invite other
people as well?
No, they cannot. The initial Custom
Search Engine creator is the only
person who can invite people to
collaborate on the search engine.

19. Do I have to approve other
people's contributions?
No, you don't. As your contributors add
sites and annotate them with
refinement labels, they'll automatically
be included in your Custom Search
Engine. If you aren't happy with a
contributor, you can remove this
person from your Custom Search
Engine and this will remove whatever
contributions they've made to your
Custom Search Engine.

20. What is the volunteer process?
The volunteer process is a way for
anybody interested in your Custom
Search Engine to contribute without
you inviting them. When you set up
your Custom Search Engine, you have
the option to let people volunteer to
contribute to your Custom Search
Engine. When this option is set, others
on Google Co-op will be able to
volunteer to your Custom Search
Engine. You can change this option at
any time in the "Basics" tab of your
Custom Search Engine.

21. How does the volunteer process
work?
When a person visits the homepage of
your Custom Search Engine, and
you've allowed volunteers, they can
click on a link that allows them to make
a request to volunteer for your Custom
Search Engine. It's up to you to accept
or decline their offer. You'll see these
volunteer requests in the
"Collaborators" tab in the control panel
of your Custom Search Engine. If you
accept the volunteer, they'll be added
as a contributor to your Custom
Search Engine.

22. Is there a limit to the number of
contributors?
Every new member of Google Co-op
gets 100 invitations; you can see your
current number in the "Collaborators"
tab in the control panel of your Custom
Search Engine. However, there's no
limit on the number of contributors you
can obtain if they volunteer themselves.

23. Can I create a Custom Search
Engine to search my company's
internal content?
Currently, a Custom Search Engine
only searches over content indexed on
the Web. If you are interested in
creating a search engine to crawl and
serve results for your company's
internal content, you should check out
the Google Mini or a Google Search
Appliance. These search products are
capable of indexing your company's
internal content and reside behind
your corporate firewall, unlike the
hosted Google Co-op service.

24. Why does my Custom Search
Engine not show the results that I
expect when I do a search?
If you are seeing more results than you
expect, make sure that you have
selected that you want to search only
the sites you provide, not the entire
web, in your Custom Search Engine
control panel.
If you are not seeing a particular result
that you expect:
Make sure that you have included the
result or the pattern matching the
result in your Custom Search Engine.
Beware of spelling mistakes!
Make sure the page you expect to see
is in the Google index. A simple way of
checking is to do a search on Google
with the site: operator along with a few
words on that page as a search query.
Please visit Google Webmaster
Central for more resources.
If your page does show up in the
Google index, check to see if it is
marked as a "Supplemental Result".
Only some Custom Search Engines
include supplemental results
If these suggestions don't help, we
would love to hear from you. Please
include a link to your search engine,
the search query and the result page
that you expected to appear.
25. I am having problems getting
Google AdSense to work with my
Custom Search Engine. Now what?
If you are getting a "Forbidden"
message, your AdSense account has
been rejected/disapproved. We do not
give you the exact reason for
disapproval but some possible reasons
for disapproval include being classified
as a spammer, providing incorrect
information when setting up your
account, and opening multiple
accounts with same information. If you
feel that the account should not be
disapproved, please post on the
Google Coop discussion group with
your AdSense ID and we can try
looking into it.
If no ads appear on the results pages
for your Custom Search Engine,
possible explanations include:
The search query did not trigger ads.
If you have just applied for an
AdSense account, you will not see any
ads until your account gets approved
(usually in a few days).
If you have indicated that your Custom
Search Engine is for a non-profit or
educational institution, your search
engine results will never have ads.
26. I have more than one Custom
Search Engine - how do I know how
much money each one is making
through AdSense?
You can track activity in each of your
Custom Search Engines by setting up
Channels in your AdSense account. By
setting up a different channel for each
search engine, you can view detailed
earning reports for each one. You can
learn more about setting up Channels
here.
If you are unable to create Channels in
your AdSense account, please note
that after associating your AdSense
account with Coop for the first time,
you will receive a confirmation email
asking if you want to confirm this
association. You have to confirm this
before you can create Channels.
27. I know that my Custom Search
Engine has traffic. Why is the Popular
Queries list empty?
The most likely explanation is that no
query occurred sufficiently often to
make it "popular". Our definition of
popular tries to balance your curiosity
about your Custom Search Engine
traffic, and our requirement that we
take reasonable steps to protect your
users' privacy.

28. Do Custom Search Engines
include supplemental results?
In Google's regular web search, you
may notice some results marked with
"Supplemental Result" (see the
Webmaster help center for more
information). Currently, a Custom
Search Engine will include these
results only if one of the following is
true:

You have configured your search
engine to search only the sites or
patterns that you specify (see the
Basics tab of your control panel), and
you have specified at most three sites
or patterns.
You have configured your search
engine to search the whole web, but
emphasize the sites or patterns you
specified.
Similarly, if a refinement inside of a
search engine meets one of these
requirements, you will get
supplemental results when you click on
that refinement. For example, consider
a search engine which includes 100
sites, and is configured to search only
those sites. Regular searches will not
include supplemental results. However,
suppose it has a refinement called
"small" which is configured to include
only 2 of those sites. If you click on the
"small" refinement in your search
engine (or include "more:small" in your
query), the search will include
supplemental results.

We're working hard to bring
supplemental results to more Custom
Search Engines.

29. What is Public Service Search?
Google's free Public Service Search
brings the power of Google's search
technology to websites of educational
institutions and non-profit
organizations worldwide. Public Service
Search features no advertisements, a
high level of customization, analytics,
unlimited queries, and the ability to
enable site search without web search.
To sign up, simply create a Custom
Search Engine and select no
advertisements.

30. I'm a current Free Search / PSS
customer, how do I use Custom Search
for my search engine?
The best way to use Custom Search
Engine for your PSS or Free Search is
to create a new CSE and a new
account with your username and
password. We apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause. Simply
follow the two step process of creating
your CSE and remember to select no
ads if you are a PSS user. Once your
search engine is created, you can
simply place the new Custom Search
Engine code on your site, replacing
the old PSS code that you have. CSE
lets you easily customize the search
results, look and feel of your new
search engine and keep track of the
traffic you receive.

31. Is there a limit on how many
sites/patterns I can include in my
Custom Search Engine?
You can only have 5000 annotations
(included and excluded sites or
patterns) across all of your search
engines. If you need more annotations,
you may use a Linked CSE.

32. What is a Linked CSE and how do I
create one?
In a Linked CSE, you host the XML
specification of your search engine on
your site instead of storing that
information with Google. For more
information, read Linked Custom
Search Engines.

33. Why am I not seeing the changes I
made to my Linked CSE?
You can refresh the XML specification
of your Linked CSE if Google has not
retrieved your new version by going to
the Custom Search Specification
testing page. Note that it may take up
to a few minutes to refresh all files
included in your XML specification.



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Custom Search Engine


Overview
New search engine

My search engines
My profile

Featured examples
Documentation

FAQ
Google Marker

Custom Search Blog
Discussion group
Support
Custom Search Engine FAQ
What is a Custom Search Engine?
How does the Custom Search Engine
work?
What can I do with my Custom Search
Engine? What customization options
are available?
Why is Google launching this?
How do I and other people access my
Custom Search Engine?
What are Custom Search Engine
Gadgets?
Why doesn't my Custom Search
Engine Gadget work?
What does this have to do with Google
Co-op?
When will the Custom Search Engine
be available in other countries?
How do I make money from my Custom
Search Engine?
How much Google branding is there in
the Custom Search Engine? What are
the branding guidelines?
What should I name my Custom
Search Engine?
Who hosts my Custom Search Engine
results pages?
What are search refinements? How do
I add them to my Custom Search
Engine?
What does it mean to collaborate on a
Custom Search Engine?
What do contributors to my Custom
Search Engine do?
How do I invite somebody?
Can people I invite to collaborate on
my search engine invite other people
as well?
Do I have to approve other people's
contributions?
What is the volunteer process?
How does the volunteer process work?
Is there a limit to the number of
contributors?
Can I create a Custom Search Engine
to search my company's internal
content?
Why does my Custom Search Engine
not show the results that I expect when
I do a search?
I am having problems getting Google
AdSense to work with my Custom
Search Engine. Now what?
I have more than one Custom Search
Engine - how do I know how much
money each one is making through
AdSense?
I know that my Custom Search Engine
has traffic. Why is the Popular Queries
list empty?
Do Custom Search Engines include
supplemental results?
What is Public Service Search?
I'm a current Free Search / PSS
customer, how do I use Custom Search
for my search engine?
Is there a limit on how many
sites/patterns I can include in my
search engine?
What is a Linked CSE and how do I
create one?
Why am I not seeing the changes I
made to my Linked CSE?
1. What is a Custom Search Engine?
A Custom Search Engine is a tailored
search experience, built using
Google's core search technology,
which prioritizes or restricts search
results based on websites and pages
that you specify, and which can be
tailored to reflect your point of view or
area of expertise.

2. How does the Custom Search
Engine work?
Simply submit websites or pages you'd
like to include in your search engine
index. You can choose either to restrict
your search results to include only
these pages and sites, or simply to
give these pages and sites higher
priority and ranking in the larger
Google index. Once you've defined
your search engine index, Google will
give you a simple piece of code for a
search box to place on your site or
blog. You'll then have the option to
choose various customization options
to make the look and feel and
functionality of your search engine
your own.

3. What can I do with my Custom
Search Engine? What customization
options are available?
With a Custom Search Engine you can:

Apply your website's look and feel to
the search results page.
Make money from your Custom Search
Engine by participating in Google's
AdSense program.
Provide search refinements within
results pages to make it easier for
searchers to find the information
they're looking for.
Incrementally add sites to your search
engine's index as you surf the web.
Invite friends and trusted users to
co-edit and contribute to your search
engine.
For more information about these
features, visit Managing a Custom
Search Engine.

4. Why is Google launching this?
Google's mission is to connect people
to information - no matter how
specialized or specific - as quickly as
possible. The Custom Search Engine
allows you to combine Google's search
algorithm with your own expertise to
create a customized experience - thus
making access to specific information
across the web easier for your users.

5. How do I and other people access
my Custom Search Engine?
There are several ways to access your
Custom Search Engine:

Once you've created a Custom Search
Engine, you can use the
Google-hosted homepage that we'll
give you and conduct your searches
there.
You can place the Custom Search
Engine search box on your own
website, where anyone who visits your
site can use it.
You can add a Custom Search Box
Gadget to your iGoogle page that
contains a search box for your search
engine.
You can add a Custom Search
Console Gadget to your iGoogle page
that contains a search box and
management tools for each of the
search engines you have created or
are contributing to.
To learn more about Custom Search
Engines and how to create them, visit
Custom Search Engine setup and
management.
6. What are Custom Search Engine
Gadgets?
Custom Search Engine Gadgets are
Google Gadgets that you can add to
your iGoogle page. The Custom
Search Box Gadget contains a search
box for an individual Custom Search
Engine. You can add the Custom
Search Engine Gadget for a particular
search engine to your iGoogle page by
visiting the homepage of the Custom
Search Engine and clicking on the  
button. If you have developed your
own Custom Search Engine, you can
put the  button on your website to allow
your users to add your search engine
to their Google homepage. You can
get the code for the button in the
"Code" tab of your search engine's
control panel.

The Custom Search Console Gadget
contains the search boxes and
management links for all of the Custom
Search Engines you have created or
are contributing to. You can add this
gadget to your homepage by clicking
the  button on the "My search engines"
page.

7. Why doesn't my Custom Search
Engine Gadget work?
If your Custom Search Box Gadget is
not working properly, the problem may
be that you have not specified a valid
URL for your search engine results in
the "Code" tab of your search engine's
control panel. If you have set your
search engine up to deliver the results
to an iframe in your own website,
please make sure the URL you have
specified in the "Search box and
search results code for your website"
section of the "Code" tab is valid.

8. What does this have to do with
Google Co-op?
The Custom Search Engine is built on
the Google Co-op platform, the goal of
which is to enable people to build
upon, customize and tailor Google
Web Search.

9. When will the Custom Search
Engine be available in other countries?
You can use
http://www.google.com/coop/cse/ to
build a Custom Search Engine
targeted at many different languages.
The interface for maintaining your
Custom Search Engine is currently
only available in English. We plan to
extend the service to additional
countries and languages soon.

10. How do I make money from my
Custom Search Engine?
To make money from your Custom
Search Engine you can join Google's
AdSense for Search program, which
places contextually relevant ads on
your Custom Search Engine's search
results pages - and pays you a share
of all the revenue that's generated
from those ads. For more information
about how the AdSense for Search
program and Custom Search Engine
work together, visit the Make Money
page in your search engine's Control
Panel. Learn more about making
money.

11. How much Google branding is
there in the Custom Search Engine?
What are the branding guidelines?
We want you to have as much control
over the Custom Search Engine
branding as possible. To learn more
about the branding guidelines for your
Custom Search Engine, please see the
Terms of Service.

12. What should I name my Custom
Search Engine?
You can name your Custom Search
Engine whatever you want - well,
almost. You can't use "Google" in the
name of your search engine, and you
shouldn't use other trademarked
names unless you own them or have
permission from the trademark owner
to use them in your name. We also
recommend that you keep the name of
your search engine down to 3-4 words
because the name will fit more nicely
on your search engine homepage and
search results that way.

13. Who hosts my Custom Search
Engine results pages?
We host the search results pages for
you; you don't have to pay for software
or hosting services, or possess the
technical expertise to add your Custom
Search Engine results to your site. You
can customize the look and feel of your
Custom Search Engine search results
to make it feel like your own, and you
can also host the results in an iframe
on your own site if you prefer.

14. What are search refinements? How
do I add them to my Custom Search
Engine?
Refinements are labels that you apply
to web sites in your search engine
index to help your users more easily
find the information they are looking
for. When a user clicks a refinement
label at the top of the search results
pages, sites that you have annotated
with the label are either searched
exclusively or given priority in the
results - you choose. The maximum
number of refinements per search
results page is 16. Learn more about
adding refinements to your Custom
Search Engine or visit the Refinements
page in the Control Panel of your
Custom Search Engine.

15. What does it mean to collaborate
on a Custom Search Engine?
Your Custom Search Engine can
benefit not only from your hard work,
but also from that of others who
collaborate with you. Collaboration is
an optional feature which allows you to
let other people whose expertise you
trust contribute to your Custom Search
Engine. You can either invite people
explicitly, or allow anyone to volunteer
to collaborate, with your approval.
Learn more about collaboration.

16. What do contributors to my Custom
Search Engine do?
A contributor is a person that you trust
and whose expertise you want to
improve your Custom Search Engine.
Contributors can add additional sites
to be included or excluded in your
Custom Search Engine and annotate
them with any refinement labels that
you've created. Contributors cannot
change the name, description, or look
and feel of your Custom Search
Engine, and they cannot access the
Code or Make Money features of your
Custom Search Engine.

17. How do I invite somebody?
You can send an email invitation to
your potential contributors. You'll find
the invitation form under the
"Collaboration" tab of your Custom
Search Engine's control panel. If your
potential contributor decides to accept,
she'll be prompted to get started with
Google Co-op if she hasn't already.
Your contributor's additions are
available to anyone who searches
using your Custom Search Engine.

18. Can people I invite to collaborate
on my search engine invite other
people as well?
No, they cannot. The initial Custom
Search Engine creator is the only
person who can invite people to
collaborate on the search engine.

19. Do I have to approve other
people's contributions?
No, you don't. As your contributors add
sites and annotate them with
refinement labels, they'll automatically
be included in your Custom Search
Engine. If you aren't happy with a
contributor, you can remove this
person from your Custom Search
Engine and this will remove whatever
contributions they've made to your
Custom Search Engine.

20. What is the volunteer process?
The volunteer process is a way for
anybody interested in your Custom
Search Engine to contribute without
you inviting them. When you set up
your Custom Search Engine, you have
the option to let people volunteer to
contribute to your Custom Search
Engine. When this option is set, others
on Google Co-op will be able to
volunteer to your Custom Search
Engine. You can change this option at
any time in the "Basics" tab of your
Custom Search Engine.

21. How does the volunteer process
work?
When a person visits the homepage of
your Custom Search Engine, and
you've allowed volunteers, they can
click on a link that allows them to make
a request to volunteer for your Custom
Search Engine. It's up to you to accept
or decline their offer. You'll see these
volunteer requests in the
"Collaborators" tab in the control panel
of your Custom Search Engine. If you
accept the volunteer, they'll be added
as a contributor to your Custom
Search Engine.

22. Is there a limit to the number of
contributors?
Every new member of Google Co-op
gets 100 invitations; you can see your
current number in the "Collaborators"
tab in the control panel of your Custom
Search Engine. However, there's no
limit on the number of contributors you
can obtain if they volunteer themselves.

23. Can I create a Custom Search
Engine to search my company's
internal content?
Currently, a Custom Search Engine
only searches over content indexed on
the Web. If you are interested in
creating a search engine to crawl and
serve results for your company's
internal content, you should check out
the Google Mini or a Google Search
Appliance. These search products are
capable of indexing your company's
internal content and reside behind
your corporate firewall, unlike the
hosted Google Co-op service.

24. Why does my Custom Search
Engine not show the results that I
expect when I do a search?
If you are seeing more results than you
expect, make sure that you have
selected that you want to search only
the sites you provide, not the entire
web, in your Custom Search Engine
control panel.
If you are not seeing a particular result
that you expect:
Make sure that you have included the
result or the pattern matching the
result in your Custom Search Engine.
Beware of spelling mistakes!
Make sure the page you expect to see
is in the Google index. A simple way of
checking is to do a search on Google
with the site: operator along with a few
words on that page as a search query.
Please visit Google Webmaster
Central for more resources.
If your page does show up in the
Google index, check to see if it is
marked as a "Supplemental Result".
Only some Custom Search Engines
include supplemental results
If these suggestions don't help, we
would love to hear from you. Please
include a link to your search engine,
the search query and the result page
that you expected to appear.
25. I am having problems getting
Google AdSense to work with my
Custom Search Engine. Now what?
If you are getting a "Forbidden"
message, your AdSense account has
been rejected/disapproved. We do not
give you the exact reason for
disapproval but some possible reasons
for disapproval include being classified
as a spammer, providing incorrect
information when setting up your
account, and opening multiple
accounts with same information. If you
feel that the account should not be
disapproved, please post on the
Google Coop discussion group with
your AdSense ID and we can try
looking into it.
If no ads appear on the results pages
for your Custom Search Engine,
possible explanations include:
The search query did not trigger ads.
If you have just applied for an
AdSense account, you will not see any
ads until your account gets approved
(usually in a few days).
If you have indicated that your Custom
Search Engine is for a non-profit or
educational institution, your search
engine results will never have ads.
26. I have more than one Custom
Search Engine - how do I know how
much money each one is making
through AdSense?
You can track activity in each of your
Custom Search Engines by setting up
Channels in your AdSense account. By
setting up a different channel for each
search engine, you can view detailed
earning reports for each one. You can
learn more about setting up Channels
here.
If you are unable to create Channels in
your AdSense account, please note
that after associating your AdSense
account with Coop for the first time,
you will receive a confirmation email
asking if you want to confirm this
association. You have to confirm this
before you can create Channels.
27. I know that my Custom Search
Engine has traffic. Why is the Popular
Queries list empty?
The most likely explanation is that no
query occurred sufficiently often to
make it "popular". Our definition of
popular tries to balance your curiosity
about your Custom Search Engine
traffic, and our requirement that we
take reasonable steps to protect your
users' privacy.

28. Do Custom Search Engines
include supplemental results?
In Google's regular web search, you
may notice some results marked with
"Supplemental Result" (see the
Webmaster help center for more
information). Currently, a Custom
Search Engine will include these
results only if one of the following is
true:

You have configured your search
engine to search only the sites or
patterns that you specify (see the
Basics tab of your control panel), and
you have specified at most three sites
or patterns.
You have configured your search
engine to search the whole web, but
emphasize the sites or patterns you
specified.
Similarly, if a refinement inside of a
search engine meets one of these
requirements, you will get
supplemental results when you click on
that refinement. For example, consider
a search engine which includes 100
sites, and is configured to search only
those sites. Regular searches will not
include supplemental results. However,
suppose it has a refinement called
"small" which is configured to include
only 2 of those sites. If you click on the
"small" refinement in your search
engine (or include "more:small" in your
query), the search will include
supplemental results.

We're working hard to bring
supplemental results to more Custom
Search Engines.

29. What is Public Service Search?
Google's free Public Service Search
brings the power of Google's search
technology to websites of educational
institutions and non-profit
organizations worldwide. Public Service
Search features no advertisements, a
high level of customization, analytics,
unlimited queries, and the ability to
enable site search without web search.
To sign up, simply create a Custom
Search Engine and select no
advertisements.

30. I'm a current Free Search / PSS
customer, how do I use Custom Search
for my search engine?
The best way to use Custom Search
Engine for your PSS or Free Search is
to create a new CSE and a new
account with your username and
password. We apologize for any
inconvenience this may cause. Simply
follow the two step process of creating
your CSE and remember to select no
ads if you are a PSS user. Once your
search engine is created, you can
simply place the new Custom Search
Engine code on your site, replacing
the old PSS code that you have. CSE
lets you easily customize the search
results, look and feel of your new
search engine and keep track of the
traffic you receive.

31. Is there a limit on how many
sites/patterns I can include in my
Custom Search Engine?
You can only have 5000 annotations
(included and excluded sites or
patterns) across all of your search
engines. If you need more annotations,
you may use a Linked CSE.

32. What is a Linked CSE and how do I
create one?
In a Linked CSE, you host the XML
specification of your search engine on
your site instead of storing that
information with Google. For more
information, read Linked Custom
Search Engines.

33. Why am I not seeing the changes I
made to my Linked CSE?
You can refresh the XML specification
of your Linked CSE if Google has not
retrieved your new version by going to
the Custom Search Specification
testing page. Note that it may take up
to a few minutes to refresh all files
included in your XML specification.



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