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Last Updated: December 06, 2014

Suffusion Google Custom Search Engine Control Panel Basics post shows you how to add the search engine name, description, keywords and more.

Latest News: I have added another link to the menu below.

Suffusion Google Custom Search Engine Tutorials:

Suffusion Google Custom Search Engine Control Panel Basics Steps

5 ) Click on Setup -> Basics to set up the following options.

Note: Enter the details you wish to add for your custom search engine. (Each header title below is self explanatory)

  • Search engine name
  • Search engine description
  • Search engine keywords
  • Edition = Upgrade to Site Search (Ads optional)
  • Details = Search engine ID, Public URL and Get code
  • Image search = (I have highlighted this option because you might choose to enable it)
  • Speech Input
  • Language
  • Sites to search

suffusion-google-custom-search-engine-basic-settings

6 ) The following image Make money allows you to enable Search Engine Monetization. I have enabled this in my websites you might like to enable as well. (This is optional )

suffusion-google-custom-search-search-engine-monetize7 ) Go to Look and feel -> Layout to set up the following options.

Web search

  • Overlay = (You will click here because this is the layout used for this tutorial)
  • Two page
  • Full width
  • Two column
  • Compact
  • Results only
  • Google hosted
  • Once you have finished you can click on Save button or Save & Get Code button. (For this tutorial I clicked on Save & Get Code button)

Important: The Layout below Overlay does not function correctly in a responsive environment like mobile devices. I have created another tutorial above named Responsive.

suffusion-google-custom-search-engine-layout-overlay

8 ) The following image Get code displays the code you need to select, copy and paste into your website text widget. It also has a See HTML example button for you to view how to add the code.

suffusion-google-custom-search-engine-copy-code

Click on the following URL Website Text Widget to continue with the tutorial.

If you have any questions please let me know. I will be updating this from time to time. So keep coming back for the latest post.

Enjoy

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I have been working in IT since 1999 and I enjoy the challenges it brings me. I love developing websites with WordPress. I spend a lot of time helping out in wordpress.org forums. I have been writing tutorials since 2011. Now I am learning how to manage my own VPS "Virtual Private Server.

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