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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: 2948
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.

Show your support and click Mark As Installed and Nominate For MOTM.

For continued support and upgrades - support by donating via PayPal.

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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Old 07 Nov 2007, 12:08
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Originally Posted by PoetJA-1975 View Post
I don't truly expect to get a reply from the hack maker - but doesn't Google offer such a thing?

Jacquii.
yes they do, but this gives you a way to integrate it in to your forum with no template edits, and the option to turn it on or off. This also has a page to return the searches to, and on that page is a notice at the top that says
Can't find what you are looking for? Try vbulletin or our Advanced Search
(in that example "vbulletin" is the search term)

I think it is a good hack, and it is well-written, and I appreciate Princeton sharing it. I don't understand why you are so critical of it.
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 12:34
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Good, I will have to remove now the previous verion which meseed my template.
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 12:38
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The auto template edit did not work for my site, but other than that it works very well. I am going to have to play around with the color of the search results though, it does not looks right on some of my skin.

Thanks for posting the hack
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 13:01
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Princeton, it would be nice if you add WOL for this search.
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 13:05
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Wow .. works fine princeton ..

thanks
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 19:09
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great implementation, thank you for sharing.
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Old 08 Nov 2007, 02:08
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how can I change "Can't find what you are looking for? Try philosophy or our Advanced Search."
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  #38  
Old 08 Nov 2007, 02:13
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Awesome hack man, Love it!
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Old 08 Nov 2007, 02:44
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Originally Posted by Lpspider View Post
how can I change "Can't find what you are looking for? Try philosophy or our Advanced Search."
go to your phrase manager and edit "cant_find_anything_x_y_z" to your liking
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  #40  
Old 08 Nov 2007, 02:52
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I had this working but now can't access my forums. I get this:

Internal Server Error

The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, webmaster@fantasyfootballgridiron.com and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. Apache/1.3.37 Server at www.fantasyfootballgridiron.com Port 80
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  #41  
Old 08 Nov 2007, 04:08
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Installed!

The only thing, I prefer the google box under the blog search one. I changed the Navbar hook to "global_setup_complete" and its execution order to 7 in my board to acomplish it; works like a charm
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  #42  
Old 08 Nov 2007, 08:07
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regarding ad-sense add
i got mail:
Google AdSense Verification for www.google.com/coop
From: Google AdSense (adsense-support@google.com)
Sent:
Wed 11/07/07 9:05 PM
To:
******@msn.com
Hello,

You are receiving this email because you recently requested access to use
AdSense through www.google.com/coop. In order to use AdSense features through
www.google.com/coop, you'll need to give the site access to the ad
code and performance information in your AdSense account. To do so, please
follow this link:

https://www.google.com/adsense/a?u=2*****8&d=********

If you believe you've received this email in error, or have any questions,
we suggest you contact the owners of www.google.com/coop.


Sincerely,
The Google AdSense Team
i do approve the access for adsense
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  #43  
Old 08 Nov 2007, 11:23
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installed great hack and thanks
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Old 08 Nov 2007, 12:25
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Originally Posted by Zia View Post
regarding ad-sense add
i got mail:


i do approve the access for adsense
Yes, this is just allowing one part of Google to work with your AdSence account. Once you approve ads will show up in your search results.
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Old 08 Nov 2007, 13:27
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Originally Posted by Princeton View Post
whatever google can index is available
I was afraid so.
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