Today let us see on how to change the default WordPress search into Google custom search. First let us see why we wanna shift from WordPress default search into Google custom search.
- WordPress search is slow. (Many think that way!)
- It does no good to the site administrator whereas with Google custom search one can improve their earnings by placing Ads from adsense on the search results page.
- With wordpress search you offer your visitors to search your blog/site only. But with Google custom search your visitors can search both internet and your blog with a single click according to their choice.
To change/convert your WordPress search engine into Google custom search follow the instructions written here. At first I was really frustrated converting WordPress search engine into Google custom search engine, because many tutorials on internet won’t work. Thanks to Aleembawany and his great tutorial on converting wordpress search into google search. It worked for me! and I am on wordpress 2.7.1.