Transition from Google Site Search to Custom Search Engine
Google Site Search (GSS) will be completely shut down by April 1, 2018.
When your GSS subscription expires or the quota is exhausted, your subscription will automatically convert to Custom Search Engine (CSE). Custom Search Engine is an ads-supported product that provides similar capabilities to GSS, including the ability to build custom search engines for sites or pages, image search for your website, and customize the look and feel of search results. Please review the differences between GSS and CSE. If you do not wish to use Custom Search Engine, you have the ability to delete your engine on the CSE home page.
Here are a few answers to some common questions about the transition to CSE.
Q: Can I stop ads from showing on CSE?
Q: Can I earn money from the ads on CSE?
Q: Can I prevent ads from my competitors from showing on CSE?
Q: Will the JSON API still work?
Q: Will the GSS XML API still work?
Q: Will the Custom Search Element V1 API still work?
If you have other questions, please visit our help forum.