Google launches new search engine for small businesses

Search engine giant Google is expanding its range into business site search engines facilities with a new search engine starting from $100 a year.

The company claims that the hosted Google Custom Search Business Edition can be implemented on a business website in less than 10 minutes and will give visitors better search results once they arrive.

The new service expands on the free Custom Search Engine, which includes Google AdWords links alongside the site's own search results and offers some facilities to customize and categorize the pages that are indexed.

"Millions of businesses have a web presence but offer users no ability to search their site," explained Google Enterprise vice president Dave Girouard.

"While many of these businesses invest in search advertising and search engine optimization to help customers find their business, customers are left on their own to navigate content once they land on a site. As Google continues to make search technology more accessible to businesses of all sizes -- first with our appliances and now with hosted search services -- we are reducing the hurdles of cost, complexity and time so that small businesses can help customers find what they need every step of the way."

The Google Custom Search Business Edition starts at $100 a year for searching up to 5,000 pages, and extends to $500/year for up to 50,000 pages. Larger volumes of pages are supported through Google's enterprise sales group, or by the $2,000 Google Applicance on-site hardware device.

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