Google Custom Search Engine Alternatives

    Google Custom Search Engine is described as 'With Google Custom Search, add a search box to your homepage to help people find what they need on your website' and is an website in the Online Services category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Google Custom Search Engine, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, SaaS, Wordpress and Mac. The best alternative is Algolia. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try or Apisearch. Other great sites and apps similar to Google Custom Search Engine are Cludo Site Search (Paid), wordpress i-search pro (Paid), Expertrec Search Engine (Paid) and Site Search 360 (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 9, 2021

      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Online
      • Android SDK
      • Ruby
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      Algolia helps product teams connect their users with information by providing the building blocks they need to create fast, relevant, personalized search.
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    1. Cludo is a powerful search solution to your website. It is built on top of Elasticsearch which means you do not have to do any further developing, or hire any developer concerning site search.
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      Cludo Site Search vs Google Custom Search Engine opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Cludo Site Search is a great alternative to Google Custom Search Engine.
      silashansen It's extremely flexible and the support is much better than Google's.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      jesheridan Cludo has a way better search engine and is customized after your search and design needs.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago


    2. i-Search Pro changes the way of WordPress Search. It’s full WooCommerce compatible. Provide Live search results in milliseconds. Include almost everything in your search results.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Cludo Site Search
      • Algolia
      • elasticsearch
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • swiftype
      • Google Custom Search Engine
      Increase your sales and iterations with your target audience with a search bar integrated with your site in a moment. Gain accessibility with search predictions, delivering relevant content for your readers and followers.
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    3. Expertrec custom search started as a replacement for google site search. It adds super-fast search autocomplete, spell correct, search listing pages to your website.
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      Expertrec Search Engine vs Google Custom Search Engine opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It is an underrated tool with a lot of features available in SOLR
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      newmelchizedecsundararaj Google custom search engine didnt allow users to control their ranking. This is because they had one web index. Now Google has also started showing ads. It is quite painful to have ads of your competitor on your website. Hence Expertrec offers an ad-free experience with full control over our ranking.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      Get suggestions instantly and well formatted data.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago


      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Instagram
      • Twitter
      • GitHub Pages
      Search over millions of documents, and give to your users unique, amazing and unforgettable experiences.
    4. The best site search for any website. Simple type, get search suggests, autocompletions and structured data at your fingertips. Site Search 360 is an easy drop in replacement for Google Site Search. There is also a free option for smaller websites.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • Wordpress
      Relevanssi Light replaces the default WP search with a search that uses the fulltext indexing capabilities of the database. It requires a modern version of MySQL or MariaDB.
    5. The easiest way to add great search to your website
      swiftype vs Google Custom Search Engine opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      No developers required. You can just type in your website and the search engine is ready to go. Only took me a few minutes.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      Heritrix is the Internet Archive's open-source, extensible, web-scale, archival-quality web crawler project.
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