Getting started with Programmable Search Engine

Edit your search engine with the control panel

Anytime you want to make changes to an already existing search engine, you can do it through the Control Panel.

Access the control panel:

  1. From the list of search engines, select the search engine you want to edit.
  2. Once logged into the search engine control panel, on the left hand side navigation menu is available to edit the search engine.

What can you do from the Control panel?

The control panel is divided into four panels, each with several tabs of options. Here's an overview of what you can do from each.

Panel What you can do there
Overview Change basics such as name/description and sites to include/exclude in results, connect to AdSense, manage who can edit your search engine and more.
Search features Enable features to make search more effective, such as promotions, refinements, autocomplete, and synonyms and more.
Look and Feel Choose the layout of your search box and results, choose from preset themes or manually choose the colors of different parts of your search engine, and toggle thumbnails in results.
Statistics and logs View statistics about your search engine usage and integrate with Google Analytics for more detailed reporting.


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