12 Google Custom Search
In addition to contributing to other people's search engines, you can also build and deploy a Google Custom Search engine to search pages and key words of your Schools Website.
Please note this service is provided by Google and not Hampshire County Council. Please contact Google for any additional support requests.
How to create
Once you have logged into your Google Account, select the Create a custom search engine button
Complete the form and ensure that you include appropriate names and key words that you wish to use
In the sites to search box make sure that you include full website url of your School website - e.g www.schoolname.hants.sch.uk - not the Staging Address
When completed, press Next and then Finish
Finding the search code
Once you have created this search you need to find its unique identifying code, which you’ll need to use to apply to your School's Website.
To find this, click on Edit this search engine and then click on the Code option at the top of the screen
Within the Search Box Code you will need to look for the value of "cx".
When you have found this value, take reference of it and paste it into Notepad .
Applying the search to your Website
Once you have created your site and found the code for it you can apply your Search Box on your SWS site
To do this log onto the site and select Change site settings from the toolbar menu
Within the Google Custom Search ID paste or type your cx value into the box and select Change once complete.
Your Google Custom Search will then be placed above your navigation menu and is ready for visitors to use to search your site!