How to Add Site Search to Website | IconoSites Website Creator

In this tutorial you will be able to learn how to embed a Google Search Engine (with a google search, or just a site search) into your IconoSites website in 9 steps, using our free website creator.

Let’s Get Started:

Video Tutorial

If you prefer to watch a video tutorial, here it is (otherwise, continue with the written tutorial below):

Written Tutorial

1.  Go to and login at https://www.google.com/cse/ - if you don’t have an account yet, it’s absolutely free to sign up.

2.  Next click the button Create a Custom Search Engine – see the screenshot below.

3.  On the next page, you need to provide some information about your search engine. See the example below.

Provide one or more link in the second box, this will specify which website or link should the engine search.

In this example, only 1 link that the engine should make the search for.

Click Learn more if you want to know about URL formatting.

To complete the information, select the Standard Edition and click the little box to mark it check after you agree to the terms of service.

Click the Next button to continue.

4.  Next is to choose what style you would like to use. You may customize each style according to your liking. Just click the customize button. Then click Next button when you’re done with it.

5.  Next copy the code by clicking inside the box, then right click and select copy. See image below.

6.  Now that you’ve copied the code, login to your IconoSites account.

7.  Next click on Header & Footer button. See image below.

8.  Next, scroll down to the bottom of the page until you see Site Wide Scripts. Then inside the HEADER box, paste the search engine code. Please see image below.

9.  Lastly, click SAVE button to finish your work. You’ve now successfully embedded Google Search Engine into your website. Go ahead and checkout your webpage. Congratulations!

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  • David O’brien

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    • Bob Charles

      Thanks for the compliment!

  • Monica Seidl

    Thank you for the clear and easy step by step. I’m thinking about adding the  site search To my blog,although, I have some doubts. I’m wondering is there a certain number of daily visitor I must have on my blog to add the site search? Thank you in advance.
    Cheers

    • Bob Charles

      Nope, no limits like that at all.  You can add it to your website or blog with no restrictions.  As we show here, its extremely to add using our free website creator.

  • Debi Silavant

    Very good tutorial. It reveals how nicely and clearly you perceive this subject. Where did you come up with the knowledge in this piece of content? I’m happy I’ve found this resource.

    • Bob Charles

      We started to receive many requests from our users about how to add site search to your website.  So, we thought it was a good idea to investigate the subject and come up with an easy step by step tutorial.  Glad you like it!

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    • Bob Charles

      Thanks for the compliment!  We’ve worked hard to make our website creator the easiest, most flexible, while at the same time the most powerful available…

  • Morris Zac

    Excellent tutorial! It gave me a clear idea about adding the site search on my web. Everything seems so clear and easy. Your post is definitely something I’d like to see more of. 

    • Bob Charles

      Awesome!  We’ve got tons of website tutorials that you can use in conjunction with our website creator, or simply just on your own website.  Cruise around and check them out!

  • John Lakeston

    Like the other commenters, I would like to thank you for this website maker, it really is a lot easier if you have a one click solution like this.

    • Bob Charles

      No problem Frian!  We’re glad you found our web site maker to be easy, because we’ve spent a lot of time making it so.  

  • Polo Frian

    LOL, javascript.. How I love it.. Anyhow, let me know if you need any help in this website builder.

    • Bob Charles

      Thanks for being such a helpful member of the IconoSites family…

  • Auref2005

    Can i transfer my iconosite site to my Linux Host ?

    • Anonymous

      No, our website builder is proprietary software and therefore you cannot transfer it anywhere.  It’s actually not possible.

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