Make sure you also read this blog on Google search box embed for more information.
As you build a website, look at a search box as an element in enabling site accessibility and navigation. The role of a navigation system is not simply to anticipate and respond to what a user might be looking for: It is to “lead” visitors through your site. In that context, a search box provides an alternative way for people to find things at your site. Search boxes are a more flexible, open way to provide access to your site content. But that doesn’t mean you have no freedom, or responsibility, to guide visitors, even as they look for content through your search box.
Below are some easy steps to add a Google search bar or box to your website. You need not have any coding knowledge to follow the steps below. This method works with all major CMSes such as WordPress, Ghost, Drupal, Joomla, etc.
Create a Google Search Box Embed on Your Website
Here we will visit the steps required 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.
- Navigate to https://cse.expertrec.com/newuser?platform=cse and signup with your Google ID.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.