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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 07 Nov 2007, 01:10
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By the way...for those interested...it will conflict with AdSense if you don't specify in your AdSense account to let www.google.com/coop access to the AdSense account.

Email I received from Google:

"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."
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 01:13
youradhere4222 youradhere4222 is offline
 
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Thanks for the reply.

I added:

http://unsocialme.com/forum/gtsearch.php

to the "Specify search results details" section. I then pasted the codes into the appropriate places. It's still giving me the same error.
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 01:21
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It's working now!

This mod works excellent; many thanks!

Last edited by youradhere4222; 07 Nov 2007 at 01:29.
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 01:29
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great hack i love it.

can someone give me an idea on what goes in:

Search box code?
and
Search results code?

please, i have signed up with google but cant find a code

edit: ok got it lol.

but when i search my forum appears, what am i missing please?
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 01:37
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Do you have a custom search engine set up? There's a link to in the ACP.

Once you do this, go to your control panel, and click "Code". The codes that go in that section are in there.
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 01:41
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sweet done thanks.

but please where does http://www.yoursite.com/gtsearch.php

go please?

edit: lol silly me got it working thanks great hack, i have a google search on my site love it

thanks.
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Last edited by ShawneyJ; 07 Nov 2007 at 01:49.
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 01:53
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Originally Posted by youradhere4222 View Post
It's working now!

This mod works excellent; many thanks!
thanks for the update
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 02:02
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This is an awesome MOD.

Clicking Installed.
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 02:08
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Thanks, Princeton!

Forgot to update...Excellent mod...sorry for the original post.

Clicks "Installed".
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 02:35
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Originally Posted by Illustrious View Post
I'm getting an error. I have added the GTSearch box now, but it still seems to try to use the standard search when I enter any text into the Google box.

However, since the standard box is empty (when I use the google box), it returns an error that nothing matches the search terms.
Anyone have a solution here?

By the way, when I go to mydomain.com/forum/gtsearch.php and enter it from that box, it works fine. But when I try to use the navbar, it seems to try to use the default search even when I enter the text into the Google search.

Nevermind, I reverted the old templates.
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 02:44
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Originally Posted by Saviour View Post
Forgot to update...Excellent mod...sorry for the original post.

Clicks "Installed".
Yeah...And thanks for almost discouraging other potential users.
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 08:44
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Does this mod add anything over the CFM one?

EDIT: Just noticed - this is Custom Search, CFM is site search.

Last edited by Pottsy; 07 Nov 2007 at 08:58.
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 09:18
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I don't truly expect to get a reply from the hack maker - but doesn't Google offer such a thing?

Jacquii.
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 09:20
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no demo?
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Old 07 Nov 2007, 10:01
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Hmmmm - may have changed my mind for the 3.7 series
Thanx... Apologies for my drunken anti-blurb...

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