Bing custom search engine is an easy way to add search to your website in minutes. It comes with bing’s crawler and search ranking logic that will help you deliver a good search experience on your website with minimal effort.
Bing custom search pricing – 4$ per 1000 transactions. Here are 7 easy steps to
Step 1– Go to https://www.customsearch.ai and sign in with your microsoft account.
Step 2– Click on new instance.
Step 3– Enter the name of the search instance. You can change this later .
Step 4-Add URL to index .
You can add more URLs based on your requirement.
Step 5– Get API key. Click on API endpoint and click on issue trial key. You can also get a permanent key if you wish to.
Step 6- Test your API key. If you are planning on using the API to implement search, you can paste the API key and click on “CALL” . this will show the response to the API call.
Step 7- Configure your search layout. Go to the “hosted UI” tab and you can choose the
- Search layout
- Color theme
- Additional configurations (placeholder, results per page etc.)
Now bing custom search is live on your site.