What happens to my search engine if my search engine generated more query volume than the version I signed up for?

On April 1, 2017, Google will discontinue sales of the Google Site Search. All new purchases and renewals must take place before this date. The product will be completely shut down by April 1, 2018.

If your Google Site Search engine has generated more queries than the subscribed license, multiple email notifications (between 0-30 days) will be sent to the account which was used to sign up the Site Search, and the admin account added under Business Settings tab in Control Panel. You can Upgrade/Renew the license within 30 days of initial notification, failing which the service will be downgraded to a free Custom Search Engine.

To upgrade the GSS license:

  1. On the Control Panel, on the left-hand side, click Business Settings.
  2. To upgrade your license, click Upgrade/Renew . This button is available only if you've exceeded your previous purchased query volume.
  3. Select the appropriate version and continue with Google Checkout.

Important: The license term is reset to the new license year, starting from the date of upgrade.