On April 28, 2016, UD's license for the Google Search
As part of the launch of UD's updated Web presence, the University's Office
of Communications and Public Affairs (CPA) has released a new
University of Delaware header bar that contains an optional
Google Custom Search Engine (CSE).
CSE is a free service within
Google Apps at UD.
You can create a CSE that
will search and index websites that match up to 10 search parameters.
Creating your own CSE is an ideal solution for creating a search
tool for a departmental or college website (or collection of related
How Google CSE works
Google CSE uses the standard Google index. A site is crawled,
searched and indexed through Google; the standard Google
indexing finds changed, new,
and removed pages automatically when it visits UD web sites.
Content crawl frequency is dependent on how important Google's
algorithm believes a website to be. For instance, pages that Google
believes to be important and quickly changing are crawled
frequently, while others are crawled less frequently (up to two
weeks before being revisited).
Excluding pages from Google's indexing
If you don't want a page to be indexed for search, insert this <meta>
tag within that page's header information:
<meta content="noindex, nofollow">
This code will prevent web crawlers (robots) from indexing the page, and
from following any links from the page. If the page has already
been indexed, it will be removed from the index the next time
Google crawls the page.
Converting KeyMatches to CSE Promotions
If you had been using GSA KeyMatches, you might wish to use CSE
promotions, a way to highlight things at the top of a search
results page. You can add up to 200 promotions to a Google CSE
using the CSE dashboard. (Google CSE Help on Promotions)