Read google custom search in mvc for more information.

Google Custom Search helps you to add a search box to the website’s homepage. This, in turn, helps the site visitors to find what they want on the website. CSE works extremely well for a small as well as a large web application. For the benefit of the users, CSE is available free and also as a premium service.

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How to Add CSE in ASP.Net MVC

ASP.NET MVC                             

You can follow these steps to add Google Custom Search in ASP.Net MVC.

  • You need to first add a search controller to your website and then create a method Search().
  • Next, add a form to accept the search string from the user.
  • Now, add a view SearchResult.cshtml inside the search directory under views.
  • Add the code in the CSE section taken from Google. For instance, you can register a callback function searchCallback, which will get executed once CSE loads.
  • Remember, you need to do this code manually as it is not provided by Google by default.

Check out this video for more information: 


You can also create your own custom search engine using Expertrec which is a great alternative

Here are steps to create your own custom search that has no search limits.

  1. Go to expertrec custom search engine.
  2. Enter your website URL.
  3. Enter your website sitemap URL (this ensures all your webpages are crawled correctly).
  4.  Wait for the crawl to complete.
  5. Code to the code section and add it to your website.
  6. Take live.

Add instant Search to your website @ 9 USD per month

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