Yesterday, Google published a new visual explanation of how Google Search works. The Story of Search is part of the Inside Search website where you can find some good tips that will help you search better. Looking at Inside Search reminded me that I needed to update my tutorial on how to create a Google Custom Search Engine and how to put that search engine into your blog. My new guide to creating a Google Custom Search Engine is embedded below.
Applications for Education
One of the reasons that some teachers like to create their custom search engines is so that they can control which websites appear when their students search. You can also control how many sites appear in a search result by building a custom search engine. This can be useful with young students who are just learning to search and can be overwhelmed by the number of results or confused by content that is far above their reading levels.