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Custom search for Sitecore blogs

By on December 26, 2008 in Sitecore with 4 Comments

Whenever I use Google to search for Sitecore information I get a lot of marketing and CMS review results and a few results with detailed developer information. So I created a Google custom search engine to search through all Sitecore related blogs. Now I can search through sites I think are the most usefull for me as an developer.

I use it a lot and thought I might be usefull to share this the rest of the community. So I created a little ASP.Net application around it which makes use of the Google Custom Search API. Now it is possible for everyone to submit an url of which they think it’s usefull. I allready included all blogs which are used in the Yahoo Pipe. I hope that this search engine will be very usefull for everyone. I am planning on creating an search provider for both Internet Explorer and Firefox in the near future.

You can find the custom search engine at:

And off course you can use the comments to let me know what you think of the custom search.

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About the Author

About the Author: Mark van Aalst is a Solution Architect for Sitecore Netherlands. Prior to working for Sitecore he has worked with the Sitecore CMS for more than 6 years and was a Sitecore MVP. Mark is also the initiator of the populair Sitecore Shared Source WeBlog module which he develops together with Nick Wesselman and Alistair Deneys. You can follow Mark on Twitter @markvanaalst or Google+ .


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  1. Lars Nielsen says:

    One for my favorites

    Very cool Mark

  2. Amar says:

    Great idea, Mark.

    I recently blogged ( about using Twitter search to gauge the buzz around keywords. The great thing is that you can subscribe to Twitter search via RSS – I’ve added a number of CMS related terms, including Sitecore to my Google Reader.

    It’s helped me find a number of active Sitecore users, as well as gauging sentiment around other content management systems. Check it out.

  3. Aboo Bolaky says:

    Hi Mark,
    I’ve only started blogging about Sitecore. Could you please include my blog in your custom search implementation? The url is

    Many Thanks

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