Getting started with Custom Search

Custom Search Engine Versions

Custom Search Engine has four offerings available for use. Please use this chart to help you select which offering is best for your site.

Offering Standard Search Element Non-profit Search Element Custom Search JSON API Custom Search Site Restricted JSON API
Cost Free Free $5 per thousand queries $5 per thousand queries
Ads Yes No No No
Google Branding Optional Yes No No
Daily Query Limit No Daily Limit No Daily Limit 10,000 queries per day No Daily Limit
Implementation Client Side javascript Client Side javascript Client side or server side JSON API Client side or server side JSON API
Availability Everyone Non profits only Everyone Site restricted search engines only
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