Adding a Google Search Component

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Adding a Google Search Component

With the Google Search Component, you can easily incorporate a Google Web Search module on your website and allow site visitors to search the World Wide Web directly from your site.

To add a Google Search component, you place the component on a page and then customize its appearance to complement your page design.

  1. In Page view, select the NOF Google Search tool from the Standard Component toolbox.
  2. Draw a box on the Layout to indicate where you want to position the Google Search Component.

The Google Search dialog box appears.

  1. Select the type of Google Search Component you want to add from the drop-down list in the Google Business Solutions fieldset.
  • Google Free Web Search searches the entire World Wide Web.
  • Google Free SafeSearch searches the entire World Wide Web while filtering adult content.
  • Google Free Web Search with site searchsearches the entire World Wide Web and specific domains.
  1. Choose the country you wish to use from the Select Country dialog.
  2. Configure the settings for the Google Search Component you have chosen as described below.

To configure the Free Google Web Search settings:

  1. In the Optional Customization of Results Page section, choose a background color for the Google logo.
  2. Enter text for the search button caption in the Search Button Caption text field. The default text that will appear on the search button is Google Search.
  3. Click OK to close the Google Search dialog.

To configure the Google Free Web Search with Site Search settings:

  1. In the Optional Customization of Results Page section, choose a background color for the Google logo.
  2. In the Target for search window field, select Existing if you want to show the search results in the existing window, or select Pop-up Window if you want to display the search results in a new pop-up window.
  3. Enter text for the search button caption in the Search Button Caption text field. The default text that will appear on the search button isGoogle Search.
  4. Click OK to close the Google Search dialog.
  5. Enter text for the search button caption in the Search Button Caption text field. The default text that will appear on the search button is Google Search.
  6. Click OK to close the Google Search dialog.

To configure the Google Free Web Search with Site Search settings:

  1. In the Google Search dialog box, specify the category names that you want visitors to be able to search, in the Enter domain(s)field, separating multiple category names with a semicolon.
  2. The category must be in the Google database.
  3. When the site is published, each category will be listed next to a radio button. Visitors will select the corresponding radio button to search the selected category.
  4. Customize the appearance of the search results page by configuring the Optional Customization of Results Page Settings.
    • URL (location) for your logo. Enter the URL for your logo. The logo will be displayed at the top of the search results page.
    • Alignment of your logo. Select one of the alignment options (Center or Left) for your logo in the Google Search Component from the drop-down list.
    • Google logo background color. Select one of the three options (White, Gray, or Black) for the background color of the Google logo from the drop-down list.
    • Background (BGCOLOR) color. Choose a background color for the search results page. Click the Browse button and select a color from the Color Chooser that best matches or complements your page design.
    • Text (TEXT) color. Choose a color for the search results text color. Click the Browse button and select a color from the Color Chooser.
    • Link (LINK) color. Choose a color for links. Click the Browse button and select a color from the Color Chooser.
    • Visited link (VLINK) color. Choose a color for displaying visited links. Click the Browse button and select a color from the Color Chooser.
    • Background URL. Choose a background color for URL list field. Click the Browse button and select a color from the Color Chooser that will appear.
    • Active link (ALINK) color. Choose a color for active links. Click the Browse button and select a color from the Color Chooser.
    • Important text color. Choose a color for displaying the links to URLs containing the search terms. These links appear below the excerpt containing the search terms found on each website listed on the Google Search page. Click the Browse button and select a color from the Color Chooser.
    • Faint text color. Choose a color to be used for the "Cached" and "Similar pages" links on the Google Search page text color. Click the Browse button and select a color from the Color Chooser.
  5. In the Target for search window field, select Existing if you want to show the search results in the existing window, or select Pop-up Window if you want to display the results in a new pop-up window.
  6. Enter the text that will appear on the Search Button in the Search Button Caption text field. The default text that will appear on the Search Button is Google Search.