Google Custom Search Business Edition

By Deane Barker on July 17, 2007

Google Custom Search Business Edition: I’ve been waiting for this for ages now. It’s Google search for your own site, but with much more control than the old “site:mysite.com” method.

With this, you pay $100 per year for the basic plan, but you can get the results in XML, which means you can completely integrate the results into you own design, plus provide pre- and post-processing of the results.

This will cannibalize sales of their Google Mini, since it’s the same functionality at a fraction of the cost — both sales cost and TCO of having to host the appliance.

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  1. I read somewhere that Google has only sold about 9,000 of their search appliances, which is an amazingly low number to me. That being said, they’ll probably make a lot more money this way – it’s priced just right and the overhead is considerably less since it likely uses the same data centers they use for everything else. I look forward to trying to talk one of my clients into it so I can use it…

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