how can i add search bar to my site

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john

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Kershnee

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Hi John,

You can add a Google search box by using the Widgetbox Gallery:
1. Drag and drop a Widgetbox Gallery widget onto your page
2. A dialogue box will open, click on the Google category
3. Click on 'Google Search'
4. Click on the Settings button (looks like a tool!) on the left to edit your settings (to add your site URL and your logo)
5. Click on the green 'Get Widget' button and it will be saved and added to your page
6. Save and preview your page to view the widget!

You can also add a Google search box with Google Gadgets:
1. Open the widgets folder - in the side bar at the right of your screen.
2. Drag and drop a Google Gadgets widget onto your page.
3. A dialogue box will open up with a link to Google Gadgets. Click on this link.
4. You will then be taken to Google Gadgets, find a search box, customize it as desired and copy the code.
5. Paste the code into the dialogue box in SynthaSite.

That's it, you will have a search box embedded into your site!

Regards,
Kershnee
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Katie

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Can I ask a follow up question? Will this search box search Google or just your site? I just want it for my site, not to search the internet.

Thanks to anyone who knows
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Kershnee

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Hi Katie,

We do not currently have an integrated feature for site search, but you can try out products such as Google's Custom Search Engine.

**It is important to note** that Google's Custom Search Engine will not work if your site has not been indexed by Google so make sure you have submitted your sitemap to Google before you install this on your website. Here is a link to our tutorial which will step you through verifying your site with Google Webmaster and submitting a sitemap. After you submit your sitemap to Google it can still take time for your site to be indexed. Google Webmaster Tutorial - http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials/g...

If you would like to give this a try, here is a link to get started: Google Custom Search - http://www.google.com/coop/cse/ and some help for setting it up.

1. Click Create Custom Search Engine
2. You will need to follow through the steps to set it up such as a Name, Description and Keywords that describe the content of your site.
3. In the field labeled "What do you want to Search?" click "Only sites I select".
4. If you want this to be a site search to only search your website put in your website address as such: http://mysite.synthasite.com (putting in your domain name).
5. The standard edition is free but will include some Google Ads; the Business Edition is $100 per year and will not include ads.
6. Agree to the Terms of Service and click Next.
7. You will now be able to try out the search engine you have created. Remember, if your site hasn't been indexed by Google, you will not receive any results. After you have tested it click Finish.
8. On this page you will see your Search Engine with three links next to it, Click Control Panel.
9. On this page you will see **Control Panel: Your Search Engine Name**, underneath this click on the link that says Code.
10. You will see a block of html code; please copy this entire block of code, which you will now add to your website.
11. Login to your Site Builder and drop an html widget onto the page where you want the search box to appear; now paste the code here and click OK.

You should now see your Custom search Engine. You will need to Save and Preview Page to see it work.
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bradley bryan

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cant get it to work i have read this like 8 times i did as she said can someone help me
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Dré

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Hi Bradleybryan,

You can maybe also try using a free site search service called siteLevel:

This will search the pages of your site.

1. Go to siteLevel.com.
2. Fill in your email address and domain name.
3. Click Sign Up
4. Hightlight the Javascript Search Box option and copy it
5. In the Site Builder drag and drop an HTML Widget onto your page. The HTML Widget is located on the content sidebar and is a little blue circle.
6. Paste the code into the dialog box and click "OK".
7. Save and preview your page to view the search box.

Hope this helps!
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Keara

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Dré (and others), it's my impression that a person can use only one SiteLevel search box. In other words, you can add one to only one site. I've added a second one to a second site, but it keeps searching my first site! Is there any way around that? I much prefer the SiteLevel search to Google.
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Keara

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Oops! - I see now that one can configure SiteLevel for multiple sites. I'm back in business - or will be as soon as the spidering is complete.
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Good deal, thanks for letting us know!
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Will

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I have an atmoz.com account which doesnt have a specific page limit or anything, but it is taking a while to index all the pages (I have over 3000 - why I requested a page template). It has taken just over 40 minutes to index 4500 pages and it is still going. It has the option to have multiple entry points and I can reindex whenever I want. I do not actually have to be signed in for it to work.
The google search bars people keep talking about get updated whenvever google crawls the web, and when it does, it often wont crawl all of your site.
I haven't put the bar onto my site because it takes to long so it will be a gradual process to go through all the pages on yola and add them (because there isnt a page template).
What you need to do is:

1. Go to atmoz.com.
2. Fill in your email address and domain name.
3. Click Sign Up
4. Hightlight the Javascript Search Box option and copy it
5. In the Site Builder drag and drop an HTML Widget onto your page. The HTML Widget is located on the content sidebar and is a little blue circle.
6. Paste the code into the dialog box and click "OK".
7. Save and preview your page to view the search box.

Alright, I copied that off Dré but it saves me having to type it.