40 Custom Search Engines

Note, I will be presenting Custom Search Engines in a workshop at Sourcing Summit Virtual, July 6-9. Tickets: https://bit.ly/sosuv-ticket.

Here are most of the currently working Custom Search Engines I have created. The links have been spread over various posts and conversations, and I felt it was time to bring them all together.

(To my disappointment, Google has recently renamed “Custom Search Engines” to “Programmable Engines.” But I like the old name better and will continue using it.)

My most popular CSE is Hidden Profiles. Since its creation in 2011, it has enjoyed tens of thousands of users weekly. (There is an interesting reason for that. Invite me for coffee, and I will share 😉 )

Some long-lived ones, bookmarked by many Sourcers, are:

CSEs, unlike Google, don’t bring up captures. Use this one instead of Google not to be interrupted:

Newer CSEs:

Diversity:

Utilizing Schema.org and Knowledge Graph Objects:

That is 40 CSEs for now. Let me know what kind of a CSE you want to build, and I will gladly add it.

How-to Posts

CSE Webinar

#sosuv talk

Three more CSEs here.