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March 2, 2017

Google Site Search alternative

When it comes to search, there's one name that always comes to mind: Google. Over the last couple of years, Google provided several options for onsite search, most notably Google Search Appliances (GSA) and Google Site Search (GSS). With the name Google attached to these products, companies did not hesitate to get them in place. But now they're gone...

GSA and GSS discontinued

Interestingly, Google has recently decided to discontinue both GSA (as of January 1, 2017) and GSS (per April 1, 2017), leaving many sites and companies frantically searching for alternatives. GSS costumers will see their site search move to Google's Custom Search Engine (CSE), which shows ads in your site's search results. This is, of course, for many companies not a viable option.

Alternative

So, what are good alternative for Google Site Search? Or for Google Search Appliances? Enter 904Labs. Our search engine is based on the latest developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing (NLP). It uses a large set of features to determine the relevance of items, and it knows how to combine these features by learning from your visitors' behavior. The self-learning search engine comes with a smart search box that provides typeahead and spell checking, while the underlying algorithm ensures the best possible results. And all this at a very competitive price that is based on your search volume.

Since we provide Search-as-a-Service, we can be connected to any CMS. We can either maintain the search index ourselves, or use your existing search index. Get in touch with us to know more about our solution and how you can benefit from it.