Google Site Search

Google Site Search is used to add search functionality to USC school, department, or organization websites.


  • Fast, relevant search results
  • Results that can be customized to match your site’s design
  • Able to search over multiple websites


Google Site Search can be used on any official school- or department-sponsored website.

Getting Started

Schools and departments can add USC’s Site Search to their own websites by using the following instructions:

You can also download a set of example files.

Learn More

To ensure that your site is fully indexed by Google, check your site’s coverage by going to and searching for ‘’.

If you find gaps in your search coverage, you are encouraged to use Google’s Webmaster Tools to increase your site’s visibility in Google. Go to to learn more.


NOTE: ITS does not provide user support for Google Site Search. The information on this webpage is provided as a courtesy to the USC community.

For support information on Google Site Search, please see Google’s Custom Search Help Center website.


This is a free service.