Google Search Appliance (discontinued)

Google Search Appliance (discontinued)

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Google Search Appliance (discontinued)

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Highly recommend!

7 out of 10
April 23, 2020
We use it for basic company search functionality. Typically used across the whole organization, even internationally. No known business …
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What is Google Search Appliance (discontinued)?

The Google Search Appliance provided document indexing. The product was discontinued in favor of Google's cloud-based options.

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  • Free/Freemium Version
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Coveo is an enterprise search technology which can index data on disparate cloud systems making it easier to retrieve. It has integrated plug-ins for Salesforce.com, Sitecore CEP, and Microsoft Outlook and SharePoint.

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What is Google Search Appliance (discontinued)?

The Google Search Appliance provided document indexing. The product was discontinued in favor of Google's cloud-based options.

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April 23, 2020

Highly recommend!

Score 7 out of 10
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We use it for basic company search functionality. Typically used across the whole organization, even internationally. No known business problems yet.
  • Homes in on key searches.
  • Immediate response.
  • Simple UI, very user-friendly.
  • No feedback.
Good for when you don't know exactly where to look, but you know relevant keywords that can be used to search.
Neutral rating because I've never needed support.
Score 5 out of 10
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We have used the Google Search Appliance to index and serve search results for multiple related properties. We allow it to crawl a marketing site and a repository of online product support content. Content from both sources may or may not appear in different search results, depending on the use case. Sometimes it's appropriate to serve results from a wider array of content, sometimes it isn't. In this respect, it has been helpful to segment/filter the results that surface as appropriate, using a single tool.
  • The GSA is able to organize collections of content in many different permutations, based on your needs.
  • The logs of searches and served results can offer insights into what visitors/customers are seeking, and whether they're finding what they need.
  • Default front-ends are relatively easy to set up - if they meet your needs.
  • It's my understanding that Google is ending support for the appliance soon. This is obviously an important consideration.
  • The administrator interface is far from easy to use.
  • There is a significant learning curve for new users.
The Google Search Appliance is well suited to most site search needs and it is possible to customize the front end seen by website visitors to produce a satisfactory basic interface with basic branding applied to it. However, in some situations it may be necessary to instead make API calls from a web page to retrieve search results and the format in which those results are returned might be a little more difficult to work with.