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  Asked By: Colt    Date: Aug 31    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2683

Is there a way to create a search scope that searches google? I know
there is the google web part that does it, but I think a google search
scope would be much better.

Has this been done?



10 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Dakota Shaffer     Answered On: Aug 31

Google Webpart?!?

What are it's capabilities?

Answer #2    Answered By: Ted Gilmore     Answered On: Aug 31

Sure...well it's not quite a google  webpart that I'm using, but hey,
who knows the difference.

here's what I did:

go to:
Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\60

create a Folder "EXTERNAL"

inside this folder create  a html page
and just paste this code in it (you don't need html tags).

<FORM method=GET action="http://www.google.com/search" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.google.com/search"
<A HREF="http://www.google.com/" target="_blank">
<IMG SRC="http://www.google.com/logos/Logo_40wht.gif" border="0"
<INPUT TYPE=text name=q size=30 maxlength=255 value="">
<INPUT type=submit name=btnG VALUE="Google Search" style="font-

save it as google.htm

next, drop a page viewer web  part on your page, and point it to the
page you created.

or whatever your path is.

Answer #3    Answered By: Monte Cooley     Answered On: Aug 31
Answer #4    Answered By: Guadalupe Bullock     Answered On: Aug 31

Take a look at


then scroll to the bottom. This is a custom search  tool I added to my templates so that new sites automatically have it.

Is this what you were looking for?  google  shows up as a dropdown, like a scope  in portal, and when you type something in there it will search google?

All it does is fire off a new window with http://www.google.com/search?q=[keywordshere]

Answer #5    Answered By: Nathanial Mcclure     Answered On: Aug 31

Yes, that is exactly the site I saw the Google scope  on. I hope he
blogs more about that, as I think it would be a good feature to have.
Another question, do you recommend replacing the default search  part
with a custom search part  on the portal and WSS sites? I can see how
it would be better, since you can modify it to your liking, but I am
concerned about connectivity to the advanced search features.

Please tell me if you are using/have tried a custom search part vs.
default part...

Answer #6    Answered By: Matt Prince     Answered On: Aug 31

We are using this custom enhanced search  part on team sites (WSS) and we’re using the built-in search part  on the portal.

It’s a neat part. However, I really would like to solve it a different way. I’d rather integrate the google  desktop search toolbar such that when you type in your search terms, it launches google desktop and gives you Desktop options, Sharepoint results, and real google results. That would be cool.

Answer #7    Answered By: Brooks Bond     Answered On: Aug 31

For what its worth, I have decided to look at how to integrate my WSS stuff
with the research service for integrated searching etc.

I look at it this way, the research service is in all of office, and really
all of windows, it has a good user interface and all I have to do it provide
it a compatible web  service for searching.

I did some of this using straight mircosoft code and it is nifty. A little
custom code and I think it will be a great solution for us.

So the long and short of it is, perhaps integrate google  with research
service and there you go.

Answer #8    Answered By: Gregg Wilkinson     Answered On: Aug 31

FYI, this is exactly what Coveo Desktop search  does. CDS (OEM’d from Copernic) is top rated over Google Desktop Search and all the others. Via a small footprint client or toolbar, CDS searches  the following—first 8 are on the local desktop:

Email—Exchange Outlook and Outlook Express, Lotus Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird






Favorites—Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape

History—Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Mozilla Firefox, Netscape

Intranet search via Coveo Enterprise Search including secure search for SharePoint SPS/WSS or any other file/nework/share, Novell Netware, web, or Exchange public folder servers (Lotus Notes soon)—all out of the box; and relevance is *outstanding*

Internet search via AllTheWeb (Yahoo!)—you could make it Google if you really had to

Both CDS and CES have an API to add custom document types as well.

Both are free for evaluation; CES free for up to 5000 documents. See coveo.com for more details.

Answer #9    Answered By: Darrel Sexton     Answered On: Aug 31

I blogged about the Google Search Web Part I wrote:

No need for Web server access.

Answer #10    Answered By: Tory Sellers     Answered On: Aug 31

That's a pretty nice webpart, but I'm still curious about a Google
search scope.

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