Let’s focus on understanding Google Custom Search. How does Google Custom Search Limit Results? Read to know more!

Google Custom Search (GCS) lets you add a custom search add-on to your web pages to help people find what they need on your website (s). You configure your Custom Search Engine (CSE) to find any site (s) you need; As a result, people using the search box on your site will only see search results from the site (s) you select. You can add any site to your CSE, you don’t even have those sites. IU-powered search is free of ads. Adding a GCS bundle to your web pages is done by copying and pasting some lines of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Google Custom Search

Google’s core search technology handles the rest. Google Custom Search has limited search results per 100 search results for each query. These results are presented per ten pages for a total of ten pages. If you do not find your answer in these results then you need to do your query and search again. If a search query produces less than ten pages of results, GCS search returns will still show navigation links for ten pages. Link a last actual page will redirect to the final results page; For example, if a search produces only eight pages of results, then links to pages 9 and 10 will be redirected to page 8.


As per the official documentation, it’s not possible to return more than 10 results in a single request. Valid values are integers between 1 and 10, inclusive. This Google support document suggests that you perform additional queries, and increment your start value if you want to fetch more than 10 results. Google Custom Search and Google Site Search return up to 10 results per query. If you want to display more than 10 results to the user, you can issue multiple requests (using the start=0, start=11 … parameters) and display the results on a single page. In this case, Google will consider each request as a separate query, and if you are using Google Site Search, each query will count towards your limit.

Build a fully customizable Search without any coding


Try adding the “webSearchResultSetSize” attribute to your Search Element. It will let you have up to 20 results per page.

<script> (function() { var cx = '006925870720824680899:dalusahelrm'; var gcse = document.createElement('script'); gcse.type = 'text/javascript'; gcse.async = true; gcse.src = 'https://cse.google.com/cse.js?cx=' + cx; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(gcse, s); })(); </script> <gcse:search webSearchResultSetSize=20></gcse:search>

Google Search

Overcome Google custom search limit results using ExpertRec Custom Search Engine

Here are the steps needed to add the ExpertRec Custom search engine to your website. This is one of the easiest setup processes of all the available options out there and is highly recommended.

  1. Navigate to https://cse.expertrec.com/newuser?platform=cse and signup with your Google ID.
  2. Enter your website’s URL when prompted. You can select a server location near you and add the URL of your sitemap if you wish to. These will be auto-detected otherwise.
  3. You can play around with the settings and customize the UI as the crawl runs. Once it is complete, you can check out a fully functional demo before taking the search to your website.
  4. You can take the search to your website with little to no effort. All you need to do is to paste the code snippet available on the dashboard on your website.

ExpertRec comes with more customization options that you can explore. You can read this article to find a more detailed guide on the installation and configuration.

Learn more about Google Custom Search Limit Results and setting up the Google Custom Search in the Video

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