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GTSearch: Google™ Custom Search Engine
Mod Version: 1.00, by Princeton (Coder/Designer) Princeton is offline
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vB Version: 3.6.x Rating: (33 votes - 4.79 average) Installs: 385
Released: 06 Nov 2007 Last Update: Never Downloads: 2985
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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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Old 03 Feb 2008, 03:33
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Originally Posted by basketmen View Post
i have been reporting this to official CSE google groups here but they still cant answered it, so maybe this just happening in this hack :


everytime new people open my site they get Privacy Report
warning (red eyes sign in the left bottom), for example open this site
you will get Privacy Report warning : http://mygtblog.org/


this is very annoying for me, i think this just happened in ie 6, i
dont get that warning in firefox


please give the trick how to remove Privacy Report warning
Hmmm, for an "SEO specialist and forum coordinator" you sure don't know the obvious..

you can learn more about the "Privacy Report warning (red eyes sign in the left bottom" by reading IE's help






still can't figure it out..
Hint: 3rd party cookies are blocked

if that doesn't - stop calling yourself a "SEO specialist and forum coordinator"
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Old 03 Feb 2008, 23:11
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hi dude, no it is general problem that everybody have in ie default standart, there are 7000 person a day in my forum, i dont want to tell them all to change they ie setting

even google groups cant answered it until now http://groups.google.com/group/googl...aeb7f645e722a1


i've found the trick but its not 100% working in box and search result, so i search for everyone that know how to avoid Privacy Report warning
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Old 13 Feb 2008, 03:17
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Nice, thank you
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Old 13 Feb 2008, 07:58
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How do i get google search to appear under the advanced search in the search pulldown menu (see pic 1 in first post).?

As it is now, i can only get it sowrking if i put gtsearch.php as a link in my navbar...but i'd like it underneath the normal advanced search as shown above.
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Old 13 Feb 2008, 09:10
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Ok, got it all to work as i wanted except that i still get " The following errors occurred with your search" when i click on the search link..

One other thing ...and it might not be a thing you can alter, but is there a way to have different colorschemes according to the different skins/styles i use?

i have different templates so i'd like different colorsschemes .. if possible

Last edited by GuaRRand; 13 Feb 2008 at 09:50.
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Old 13 Feb 2008, 09:52
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Originally Posted by Teresa View Post
Okay. I think I'm asking the wrong question.

I THOUGHT that the url: www.mysite.com/forum/gtsearch.php would bring up the search input screen. I want to have a link to that search screen from anywhere on my site, not just in the forum.

Is this a faulty assumption?

My search works perfectly from the navbar pull-down.

How do I get a search input screen that can be referenced from any url?
Like this
How to solve this?
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  #157  
Old 13 Feb 2008, 10:22
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dont found result if i used turkish carecters : ç , ğ , ı , ö , ş , ü
How solve this problem Princeton ?
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  #158  
Old 13 Feb 2008, 21:26
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This work with vB 3.7?

Regards Jason
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  #159  
Old 14 Feb 2008, 12:48
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Hey!

I've installed this hack but when I'm trying to search it keeps saying the URL is invalid and can't load.
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 12:56
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Seems to be working now.. I forgot to point to the .PHP file.
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Old 16 Feb 2008, 17:34
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Anyone? Does this work with 3.7?

Regards Jason
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  #162  
Old 17 Feb 2008, 05:25
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Works fine for me with 3.7
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 08:53
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great job no word to say.
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  #164  
Old 21 Feb 2008, 22:38
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Works fine for me with 3.7
thanks for the info
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Old 22 Feb 2008, 07:43
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I still cant fix it so it works like this


The only way i can make it work is either remove the default search pulldown menu and just place a link to gtsearch in the navbar OR place the gtsearch in the header as a box.

Can anyone help me make it like an option in the regular drop down search please? (see image)
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