If your site is new or you've recently made updates, Google will need to reindex/recrawl your site before the search will be accurate for your new site. Crawling can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. You can ask Google to recrawl your URLs if you would like.
Adding a Site Search to your website allows visitors to quickly locate information utilizing a Google Custom Search Engine.
Create a Google Custom Search Engine
Visit https://cse.google.com/ to manage your Google Custom Search Engines.
- Sites to Search: Enter the URL(s) of your website.
- Name of search engine: Enter your school district name
- If you wish, you can utilize more advanced options by clicking on the link and following the instructions provided.
- Click Create.
Configure/Edit Search Engine
Click on Edit search engine near the top left and then select Setup.
- In the Sites to Search section, verify that all the sites/domains to be included are listed. If needed, you can add or delete URLs.
- Verify that the Search the entire web option is OFF.
- Select Update to save the changes.
If you are a nonprofit, school, or government agency, navigate to the Ads tab to start the setup of the free version of the Custom Search Engine without ads.
Look and Feel
Click on Edit search engine near the top left and then select Look and Feel.
Get Search ID
- Along the left, click on Setup.
- At the top, you will see the Basics tab.
- Near the middle of the page, click on Search engine ID. Copy your search engine ID and go back to CMS4Schools to complete the update in the Google Custom Search Results Tool.
Google Custom Search Tool
In the Utilities > Site Search Results, select Content to access the Google Custom Search Results tool where your site search will be set up. Select to edit the tool properties to make changes to your Google Custom Search tool.
Paste your Search Engine ID into the Google Custom Search ID field and select save to add/update the search on your site.