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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 25 alternatives to Google Custom Search Engine, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including SaaS, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows and Wordpress. The best alternative is Algolia. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Site Search 360 or Yelliot Search Engine. Other great sites and apps similar to Google Custom Search Engine are Cludo Site Search, wordpress i-search pro, Searchbar.org and Expertrec Search Engine.

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With Google Custom Search, add a search box to your homepage to help people find what they need on your website.

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  1. Algolia icon

    Algolia

    • Online
    • Android SDK
    • Ruby
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • AngularJS
    • cURL
    • Ruby on Rails
    • Node.JS
    • Objective-C
    49 alternatives to Algolia 

    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.  Full-Text SearchAlgolia lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  2. Cludo Site Search icon

    Cludo Site Search

    • Online
    33 alternatives to Cludo Site Search 

    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. Cludo's focus is to deliver an easy to use search engine with the greatest support...

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    1.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Cludo 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.

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    jesheridan

    Cludo has a way better search engine and is customized after your search and design needs.

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  3. wordpress i-search pro icon

    wordpress i-search pro

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Self-Hosted
    • Wordpress
    41 alternatives to wordpress i-search pro 

    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.

    High Speed Search Results
  4. Site Search 360 icon

    Site Search 360

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    27 alternatives to Site Search 360 

    An intelligent yet easy-to-install site search for any website. Simply start typing to get search autosuggestions and semantically enriched structured data at your fingertips.

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    1.  AutocompletionSite Search 360 can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
    Best onsite search
    Structured Search Content with smart filtering
  5. Yelliot Search Engine icon

    Yelliot Search Engine

    • Windows
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • CSS
    • Travelpayouts
    • JavaScript
    • HTML
    • Chromium
    65 alternatives to Yelliot Search Engine 

    Yelliot! You & Elliot search engine, Top #1 Hybrid Alternative Search Engines for : Web, Videos, Images, Jobs, Torrent, Flight, Hotels, direct access to results fusing search query tunneling to search results, all-in-one search engines.

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    1.  Full-Text SearchYelliot Search Engine lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    Yelliot Web Search engine
    Yelliot Social Search engine


  6. Searchbar.org icon

    Searchbar.org

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Cludo Site Search
    • Algolia
    • elasticsearch
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • swiftype
    • Google Custom Search Engine
    18 alternatives to Searchbar.org 

    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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  7. Expertrec Search Engine icon

    Expertrec Search Engine

    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    27 alternatives to Expertrec Search Engine 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeExpertrec Search Engine doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Full-Text SearchExpertrec Search Engine lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    3.  AutocompletionExpertrec Search Engine can predict and complete the rest of a word or phrase you're typing.
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    Expertrec Search Engine vs Google Custom Search Engine opinions
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    Guest

    It is an underrated tool with a lot of features available in SOLR

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    Guest

    Get suggestions instantly and well formatted data.

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    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.

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  8. Apisearch icon

    Apisearch

    • Self-Hosted
    • Instagram
    • Twitter
    • GitHub Pages
    30 alternatives to Apisearch 

    Search over millions of documents, and give to your users unique, amazing and unforgettable experiences.

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    1.  Full-Text SearchApisearch lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  9. Relevanssi Light icon

    Relevanssi Light

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Wordpress
    11 alternatives to Relevanssi Light 

    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.

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    swiftype

    • Online
    25 alternatives to swiftype 

    The easiest way to add great search to your website

    Swiftype is a hosted software service that eliminates the need to create your own search software from scratch, making it possible for any website owner or mobile app developer to add great search to their product. Features inc.

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    1.  Spell Checkingswiftype can detect and correct all types of grammar and spelling mistakes.
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    swiftype vs Google Custom Search Engine opinions
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    Guest

    No developers required. You can just type in your website and the search engine is ready to go. Only took me a few minutes.

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