Best of 2013 #13: How to Build a Google Custom Search Engine

Editor’s note: Between now and the new year we will be counting down the top 20 SourceCon posts of 2013. While not written in 2013, it is still the 13th most read post this year. 


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Custom search engines (CSE’s) may seem like a tool for advanced users — but in fact anyone can build one, even not knowing much about advanced Boolean operators. If you have never built a CSE, start with this: Create a Custom Search Engine on the fly. All you need is to input a site you’d like to search, such as your own website, or any site you like.

Irina Shamaeva is a Partner and the Chief Sourcer at Brain Gain Recruiting, an executive search firm that specializes in placing senior software development and management consulting candidates nationwide. In addition to full cycle recruiting, Irina does Sourcing projects across numerous industries and geographies. She shares techniques that she invents, while hands-on sourcing, in blogs and in presentations. Irina maintains an active blog, Boolean Strings, where she publishes sourcing advice, tips, and best practices, that has enjoyed 175K+ visits to-date. Prior to Brain Gain Recruiting, Irina held engineering and management leadership positions at biotech and high technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area, including Applied Biosystems, MDL, and e-Motion. Irina holds a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics from Moscow University. To learn more about Irina, check out her LinkedIn Profile , follow her on Twitter, and circle her on Google-Plus.


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