Google custom search engine

I didn’t realise the power of Google Coop’s custom search engines (CSE) until I watched Scoble interviewing Google’s Shashi Seth. In a nutshell, CSE lets you create a search engine that’s focuses on specific sites, like UK blogs or Photoshop sites

Anyone can create these. You can edit other people’s search engines too. There are a huge number of custom search engines you can volunteer to edit.

I’ve created a bunch of search engines myself:

You’ll find that the Tamil mp3s and lyrics searches are very poor. This is because Google CSE does not show results in Google’s “supplemental index” — which has most of the useful results for MP3 searches. Fortunately Google plans to add supplemental results.

You can improve these searches. Just click on the search link and click on “Volunteer to contribute to this search engine” at the bottom.

PS: I’m working on a books search engine as well, but until the supplemental index is added, there’s not much I can do with it.

  1. Madhu says:

    This is damn neat.. i am trying to build a financial search engine for india – first cut but i like the refinement part, need to work on it to make it better.