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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 Admin).

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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

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.

  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 @
  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 22 Jun 2015, 11:45
BadgerDog BadgerDog is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Real name: Doug
Originally Posted by kingbrend View Post
Starting today I'm getting a 404 page error when someone tries to do a search.. has anything changed?
I'm starting to see exactly the same thing?

It's been running for years?

Has Google stopped supporting this capability?


Edit: See attached.. I wonder if this change has something to do with it?
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Last edited by BadgerDog; 22 Jun 2015 at 12:50.
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Old 22 Jun 2015, 17:43
kingbrend kingbrend is offline
Join Date: May 2007
Hmm.. can we get a plugin update then? At the current rate it's broken.

I see others with the same problem..
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Old 30 Jun 2015, 08:33
kingbrend kingbrend is offline
Join Date: May 2007
Ugh.. okay.. so no solution?
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