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Google To Phase Out Site Search

  • Fortune, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:23 PM

Google plans to discontinue Site Search, a product it has offered to Web publishers since 2008, sometime in spring of 2017, according to Fortune. The news went out via email to customers and partners Tuesday, but it was not announced publicly. Barb Darrow reports that Google charges customers based on the number of annual searches made on the platform. "A small blog, for example, would get 20,000 searches per year for $100," she writes. "A larger company might opt for 500,000 queries for $2,000 annually. Companies that wanted higher volumes of searches had to contact Google for pricing."

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