August 16th, 2007

searchtools.com

Google CSE - different results when searching more than three sites

A support document for the Google CSE (Custom Search Engine)and CSBE (Custom Search Business Edition) notes that some results may be different than those found in the same search on Google.com. It attributes this to including more than three sites in the CSE, and says that the CSE is using a subset of the Google.com index.

They recommend limiting the CSE to three sites, changing the behavior to 'Search the entire web but emphasize included sites', or adding refinements that have the same effect.

As of August 16, 2007, the support note says "We're working to bring more complete results to all Custom Search Engines.".