By Dave Ingalls
Digital Marketing Consultant
As of July 2007, Google is now offering a paid (no advertising unless you link search to your Google AdSense account), hosted Web site search service for small/medium sized Web sites.
It’s called “Google Custom Search – Business Edition” (Google CSBE) and it has 3 price points for Web sites of varying sizes:
1-5,000 Web pages, $100/yr.
5,001-50,000 pages, $500/yr.
Over 50,000 pages, contact Google for pricing.
Google CSBE is worth checking out, especially if you haven’t added site search to your Web site as yet.
NOTE: Google has since re-named this product “Google Custom Search”.