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GTSearch: Google™ Custom Search Engine
Mod Version: 1.00, by Princeton (Administrator) Princeton is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (33 votes - 4.79 average) Installs: 386
Released: 06 Nov 2007 Last Update: Never Downloads: 2949
Not Supported Auto-Template Additional Files  

Now you can have your very own Google™ Custom Search Engine tailored specifically for your web site.

Why GTSearch: Google™ Custom Search Engine?
  • Help your visitors find what they're looking for
  • Invite your friends and community to contribute
  • Make money with AdSense for Search
Custom modification brought to you by Joe Velez (aka Princeton vbulletin.org Admin).

1.0.0 VERSION (download GTSEARCH.zip)

This is a "No Template Edits" modifications.

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What is a Custom Search Engine?

A Custom Search Engine is a tailored search experience, built using Google's core search technology, that prioritizes or restricts search results based on websites and pages you specify. Your Custom Search Engine can be tailored to reflect your point of view or area of expertise. With a Custom Search Engine, you can:
  • Apply your website's look and feel to the search results page.
  • Provide search refinements within results pages to make it easier for searchers to find the information they're looking for.
  • 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.
  • Make money from your Custom Search Engine by participating in Google's AdSense program.
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q)
What exactly does this modification do?
A) It integrates your CSE with your site - results are on your site not on a Google-hosted page.

Q) Can I run Adsense ads on the same page?
A) No, it's Adsense Google's TOS. To earn money, you will need to associate your CSE with your Adsense account. You can do this by clicking the "Make Money" section of your custom search engine control panel.

Instructions
  1. Upload gtsearch.php file to vbulletin root (same place where global.php file is located)
  2. Install GTSearch: Google™ Custom Search Engine product file
  3. Create a Custom Search Engine @ google.com
  4. Want to make money? Follow directions as instructed in the Make Money section of your CSE page.
  5. When completed copy/paste Code to GTSearch: Google™ Custom Search Engine vBulletin Options.
  6. Done




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  • November 6 2007 - GTSearch: Google™ Custom Search Engine release
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  #226  
Old 15 May 2008, 18:20
Jah-Hools Jah-Hools is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Originally Posted by goddess_dix View Post
the custom search engine is only avail. from google without ads for nonprofits. so you can either register it as nonprofit through whatever process google requires, or add your own adsense code in order to benefit from the ads yourself, or simply use the search engine and allow it to show ads you get nothing from. that is pretty much the choices as i understand them.
See here there is another choice.. A 'paid' version..

http://www.google.co.uk/enterprise/csbe/

"Turn off ads and customise your search results through an XML feed
Custom Search Business Edition turns off Google AdWords advertisements in search results that regularly appear in the free version of the Custom Search Engine. If you wish to significantly change the look and feel of your search engine, you can build your own user interface and integrate an XML feed of search results."

Last edited by Jah-Hools : 15 May 2008 at 19:44.
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Old 16 May 2008, 20:50
PEPITO69 PEPITO69 is offline
 
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Help Integration with VBadvanced

Hi,
I love this Mod but i don't know how to make it appear in CMS_index (vbadvanced).
Look in:
www.egiptoforo.com

search is "Buscar".

I thing that must be something easy

Thanx
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  #228  
Old 18 May 2008, 13:55
reverse1312 reverse1312 is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Real name: Martin
searchform in navbar does'nt work for me

Hello,

I tried multiple times to make it works but no success yet.

If I invoke directly the page
http://www.mysite.com/forums/gtsearch.php
and then fill the searchform there, everything's fine. I get a good search result page with my adsense Google ads wher I decided to put in (on the right side actually)
The results are filtered ok by the parameters I choosed on Google CSE pages.

But one thing refuses to work : it is the dam...d searchform in the navbar. It only makes this result : It opens the normal vB searchresult page with:
"Please specify some words or valid user names to search on. There were no matches for those that you specified."

Why is it so ?

Search box code:
<form action="http://www.rmysite.com/forums/gtsearch.php" id="cse-search-box">
<div>
<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="partner-pub-xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" />
<input type="hidden" name="cof" value="FORID:9" />
<input type="text" name="q" size="31" />
<input type="submit" name="sa" value="Rechercher" />
</div>
</form>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.google.com/coop/cse/brand?form=cse-search-box&lang=fr"></script>


Searchresults code
<div id="cse-search-results"></div>
<script type="text/javascript">
var googleSearchIframeName = "cse-search-results";
var googleSearchFormName = "cse-search-box";
var googleSearchFrameWidth = 600;
var googleSearchDomain = "www.google.fr";
var googleSearchPath = "/cse";
</script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.google.com/afsonline/show_afs_search.js"></script>

What is wrong ?

Thank you
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  #229  
Old 19 May 2008, 16:43
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goddess_dix goddess_dix is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jah-Hools View Post
See here there is another choice.. A 'paid' version..
Thanks for the correction...
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  #230  
Old 22 May 2008, 15:43
rootnik rootnik is offline
 
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Nicely done. Installed on vbulletin 3.7 without any problems.
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  #231  
Old 22 May 2008, 15:54
Jah-Hools Jah-Hools is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
So I bought the paid 'no ad' version..(business edition of Google Custom Search)

Do you think this plug in will work for that as well?

Thanks
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Old 28 May 2008, 03:49
richTV richTV is offline
 
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using in 3.6.8 Patch Level 2, Kartel Style vB Skinworks with no probs.

guess the hardest part will be how often they can come in to index my site as well as any probs they might have with the bot-check hack installed.

tnx Princeton.
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  #233  
Old 28 May 2008, 10:25
Jah-Hools Jah-Hools is offline
 
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Originally Posted by Jah-Hools View Post
So I bought the paid 'no ad' version..(business edition of Google Custom Search) Do you think this plug in will work for that as well?
Yep!

Got it running!

No ads..

Cool!

Thanks...
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  #234  
Old 07 Jun 2008, 14:26
David_R David_R is offline
 
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Real name: David RutherFord
<if condition="$gtgoogle['qencode']">
<p class="smallfont" align="$stylevar[right]" width="100%" style="padding:$stylevar[cellspacing]px"><phrase 1="search.php?d$session[sessionurl]o=process&amp;query=$gtgoogle[qencode]" 2="$gtgoogle[qencode]" 3="search.php$session[sessionurl_q]">$vbphrase[cant_find_anything_x_y_z]</phrase></p>
</if>
How do i make the above code only search in titles on our forums ?
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  #235  
Old 11 Jun 2008, 20:20
reverse1312 reverse1312 is offline
 
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Real name: Martin
How do i make the above code only search in titles on our forums ?
I think Joe is not in the hurry to answer questions in this thread. He has obviously more important things to do ;-) I posted a question a couple of months ago, without any answering.
Martin
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  #236  
Old 12 Jun 2008, 23:25
richTV richTV is offline
 
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hello Princeton.

we upgraded from 3.6.8 to 3.7 so here's hoping u can make a 3.7 version for this if u have the time.
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  #237  
Old 18 Jul 2008, 15:36
David_R David_R is offline
 
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Real name: David RutherFord
Princeton, how can we add this search box code only for gtsearch.php file ?
We do not want search box to be displayed across the navbar .
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  #238  
Old 30 Jul 2008, 02:32
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it works fine for 3.7.2
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  #239  
Old 31 Jul 2008, 22:28
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cherylferraro cherylferraro is offline
 
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Works perfectly for me in 3.7.2.

This modification is well designed, thank you for sharing it.

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  #240  
Old 04 Aug 2008, 14:11
Onone Onone is offline
 
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I like to know if this mod work on vBulletin Version 3.7.2 PL1?

Tnx.
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