Promotions in autocomplete

With promotions, you can highlight any URL—even one that’s not included in your search engine—so that it’s displayed whenever a user searches for a specified keyword. Promotions appear at the top of search results, but you can also choose to display promotions in autocomplete, so that they are displayed as soon as a user starts typing in the search box.


Once you make changes to your promotions, it may take a few hours before they become visible.

Automatically display all promotions in autocomplete

  1. On the Custom Search home page, click the search engine you want.
  2. Click Search features, and then click the Promotions tab.
  3. Switch Enable promotions in autocomplete to ON.
  4. When you're happy with your changes, click Publish.

To display a promotion in autocomplete:

  1. On the Control Panel, in the left-hand menu, click Autocompletions.
  2. In the Custom Autocompletions section, click the Autocompletion Promotions tab.
  3. Click Add.
  4. In the Queries box, type a query that will trigger the display of your promotion. You can add more than one query.
  5. In the Title box, type the title you want to appear in the promotion box.
  6. In the Description box, type a description of the page you're promoting.
  7. In the Link box, type the URL you want to promote.
  8. If you want to display an icon in your promotion, add the URL and click Update Preview.
  9. Click OK.