Google Custom Search Engine Gets Supplemental Results

The Google Custom Search Engine Blog announced that Google has added supplemental results to the results displayed in Google Custom Search Engines (CSE).

In addition, Google has updated the FAQs to explain that the supplemental results are shown only if one of two conditions are met:

  • Your search engine includes only the patterns you specified and searches over three or fewer sites.
  • Your search engine includes the whole web, giving preference to the patterns you specified.

I have confirmed spotting supplemental results in some of my Google CSEs.

Google says that this is good because now it can show you “more results” than they did before.

More information on these CSEs can be found in our Google Custom Search Engine section.

Related Topics: Channel: Content | Google: Custom Search Engine


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  • Michael Martinez

    They very cleverly limited the inclusion of supplemental results to search engines that index three domains or fewer or which go after the entire Web.

    Not a very useful tool for SEOs who need to manage multiple client campaigns.

    And they did not allow us to separate supplemental from main index results as I have been hoping they would.

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