Make it easier for your visitors to find their way around your website using Google's Custom Search Engine.
By integrating Google Search Engine into your website, people are able to conduct specific search queries on your website. It is just like Google, but the results will only be derived from your page.
Step by step guide
Step 1: Creating a Google Custom search field
Please note: to create a custom search engine through Google, you will need an active Gmail-account.
Go to www.google.com/cse to access the Google Custom Search Engine. Start out by clicking Create a custom search engine.
Step 2: Enter your details
Step 3: Try it out
Once you've created your search engine, click Public URL to conduct a search on your own site.
Step 4: Using the setup panel
Step 5: Changing the design of your search bar
Step 6: Getting the code
Step 7: Adding a Custom HTML element
Return to your PagePicnic canvas, select Add Content and drag and drop a Custom HTML to where you want to add your search bar.
Step 8: Paste your code in the HTML field
Once you've added a Custom HTML block to your canvas, place your cursor over the block and click Edit HTML to access the HTML editor. Paste your code by right clicking and selecting Paste, or press Ctrl + v.
Step 9: Publish your website
Step 10: Have a look at the result
Extra information & Tips
Make your subpages visible on Google
To allow Google to index your subpages, making them easier for people to find, you can upload a sitemap to Google.
Article was last updated: 2014-03-17
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