How to make Google custom search work?

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I have added google custom search to my site with a search results page, what do i have to do to make it work? i have added an item to test the search engine before i add anything else, it should get picked up but doesn't. Im real new to web building so any advice would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance Gary.
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Gary

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Posted 9 years ago

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Kershnee

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Hi Gary,

Are you testing the search engine within the sitebuilder or on your published site? Please can you post your site's URL as well.
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I am testing it on the published site which is only a couple of days old www.musiclvrs.net
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Kershnee

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Hi Gary,

It seems as though your site has not been indexed by Google as yet and this might result in your Google Custom Search not working as required.

Have you submitted a sitemap to Google Webmaster as yet, as this will increase your chances of your site being indexed. Please view the following tutorial on instructions on submitting a sitemap: http://www.synthasite.com/tutorials/g...
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Hi, ye i have verified with google and submitted a sitemap, google sais my ste isn't in there index yet, do you think thats why?
The other thing i was wondering, my site name is also available as .com so if i were to buy the .com name is there a way of having the .net and .com point to the same site if u know what i mean.
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Hi Gary - It's likely that Google needs to index your site first, that should be done soon.

If you buy the .com domain on your published site, it will be setup to redirect to the .net. Does that help?
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Yes thanks for your help guys