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Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) and Custom Search API (Key enabled from Cloud Developer Console) are different products. Since there is no built-in API with the CSE engine, if users want to retrieve results using JSON API, they will need to use the API key (enabled from Cloud Developer Console) along with the CSE engine ID and query. The results will be served as per the CSE configuration.google custom search more than 100 results

Google Custom Search Limited to 100 Results

The API has two versions:

i) The normal Custom Search JSON API which provides 100 search queries per day for free. If you need more, you may sign up for billing in the API Console. Additional requests cost $5 per 1000 queries, up to 10k queries per day. For this API, even if your “Sites to search” configuration is configured with more than 10 sites, it will still serve results from them.

ii) The other Custom Search Site Restricted JSON API also provides 100 search queries per day for free. If you need more, you may sign up for billing in the API Console. Additional requests cost $5 per 1000 queries but there is no daily query limit as compared to the normal API. But, there is a restriction that to use this API, your “Sites to search” configuration on the CSE control panel has to be 10 or less than 10 sites configured. If you need more than 10k queries per day and your Custom Search Engine searches 10 sites or fewer, you can use this Custom Search Site Restricted JSON API, which does not have a daily query limit.

For both the APIs, you can only retrieve a maximum of 100 results for a query.

There’s a difference between two limitations: a) max 100 queries per day; and b) max 100 results per searched phrase (even split into 10 queries of 10 results per query). The limitation (a) can be solved by paying to Google, whereas limitation (b) cannot be solved at all, it seems to be a feature of the CSE product when searching the whole web (i.e. not just a site search, which can give more results).

Google Custom Search (GCS) has a limit of 100 search results for each query. These results are presented ten per page, for a total of ten pages. If you do not find your answer in these results, refine your query and search again.

If a search query produces fewer than ten pages of results, GCS search returns will still show navigation links for ten pages. Links to all pages beyond the 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 redirect to page 8.

There’s a difference between two limitations:
  1. max 100 queries per day
  2. max 100 results per searched phrase (even split into 10 queries of 10 results per query).
The limitation (1) can be solved by paying to Google, whereas limitation (2) cannot be solved at all, it seems to be a feature of the CSE product when searching the whole web (i.e. not just a site search, which can give more results).

Google Custom Search more than 100 results

To overcome this issue, you can create a custom search engine using Expertrec

  1. Go to https://cse.expertrec.com/?platform=cse.
  2. Sign up with your Gmail ID.
  3. Enter your website URL. (also enter your sitemap URL if you have one).
  4. Wait for your website crawl to complete.
  5. Copy-paste your code to your website.
  6. To get more than 100 results, use the Expertrec custom search API.
  7. Check out this article for the Expertrec custom search API. Manipulate the size parameter to 100.
  8. This will increase the number of search results to 100.
google custom search more than 100 results view

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