I have installed the Custom Google Search plugin today from WPMU, and followed all of the instrcutions for activating on my site, but it has been a huge flop..
I have put the Custom Google Search code into the plugin settings, and placed the resultant widget into my sidebar.
But when i test it by putting is a search term for something that is common on my site, I get a response which says “No results”.
Can you help?.
By way of background, all of my pages are static pages, fo which there are about 45, with masses of content.
The word Golf must be referred to over 1000 times but when I put “golf” as a term, there are no results (except for some Google ads).
I have no post pages set up and therefore no categories, taxonomies or the rest.
My site is not yet live, but all of the pages are published. But I have not yet ticked allow Search Engine Visibility in oreder for them to index the site. That is becasue I will be changing the url before I do. This is becasue I am revamping an existing site, and will replace that sites url.
The standard WordPress serach function is useless as it invents and places information in the search results that have no meaning for static pages, such as categories, date published, author, etc. I dont wan these to appear. But is does seem to work.
I have just spent about about three hours checking and double checking that I have done everything correctly, and cant see what I have done wrong.
I dont really want the Google ads to appear in the results anyway, until such time as I might sign up to ad sense, which is a way off.
Are there any other search plugins that work with static pages rather than posts?
The WPMU Global Site Search plugin does not seem to be an option for me in this situation, as although I am progressing to multisite, I want the results to be local to this one url at thsi stage, not all of the subdomains.
Sorry for the lenght of this post, but I wanted to explain fully.