On Tuesday we announced our support for Custom Search Engines. We asked you for your input and many of you suggested that we add support for Custom Search Engine Refinements. This evening we launched support for Custom Search Engine Refinements in a way that complements what many of you are trying to build. We extended .setSiteRestriction() so that in addition to passing the Custom Search Engine Id, you can also pass a Custom Search Engine Refinement label. See the code snippet below:The problem I have seen with the custom search is, there is no way one can refine results from BlogSearch. Some of the features I would like to see
var cseId = "017576662512468239146:omuauf_lfve";
searcher = new GwebSearch();
- The blogSearch control doesn't support setSiteRestriction. So the search returns results from all over the blogosphere, with a lot of irrelevant info.
- The AJAX search doesn't yet support code search. Sorely missed this while creating a custom search for Oracle Applications
- Next/Previous links on search custom search pages, without the need to going back to google home. Right now, you can only show 8 results on the page, but would really like to have navigation to all the results.
- Documentation, not very good and is tough to get started.