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    Brian S
    Google custom search widget
    Topic posted July 8, 2010 by Brian SNovice, last edited February 9, 2012 
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    <font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF">As a long-time shutterfly user, I recently began researching use of "widgets" to enhance my site's usability.</font></span></font><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF"><br /></font></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF">I've searched in vain on this forum to learn how -- if technically feasible -- to use a Google custom search widget so my site's visitors can search for specific content on my photos page: </font></span></font><a href="http://mountaineerordinaire.shutterfly.com/photos"><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF">http://mountaineerordinaire.shutterfly.com/photos</font></span></font></a></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF"><br /></font></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF">Following are the steps I followed to embed the Google custom search widget on my /photos page:</font></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF"><br /></font></span></font></div><div><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF"><b>1)  Changed my site permissions:</b></font></span></font></div><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: collapse; ;"><table class="input-grid" style="border-collapse: separate; -webkit-border-horizontal-spacing: 2px; -webkit-border-vertical-spacing: 2px; ;"><tbody><tr class="input-row " style="vertical-align: top; ;"><td class="input-l-checkbox" style="text-align: right; ;"></td><td class="input-v-checkbox" style="padding-bottom: 4px; ;"><div class="input-checkbox-choice" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ;"><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF"><input class="input-checkbox" type="checkbox" name="allowSearchIndex" checked="true" id="sfly_4" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 3px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: -4px; padding-top: 2px; padding-right: 2px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 2px; font: normal normal normal 13px/normal verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: middle; ;" /></font></span></font><label class="input-checkbox-label" for="sfly_4" style="white-space: normal; vertical-align: middle; ;"><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF">Make this site available for search indexing (e.g. Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc.)</font></span></font></label></div></td></tr></tbody></table><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF"><br /><b>2) </b></font></span></font><a href="http://www.google.com/cse/"><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF"><b>Using Google custom search</b></font></span></font></a><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: small;"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF"><b>, </b>I copy/pasted the widget code into my shutterfly widget section of my /photos page.<br /><br /><b>3) Using Google's custom search, I added this URL:</b><br /></font></span></font><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse: separate; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; ;"><a class="fakelink" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 204); white-space: nowrap; cursor: pointer; ;"><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF"><u></u></font></font><span dir="ltr"><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF">http://mountaineerordinaire.shutterfly.com/photos<br /><br /></font></font><span class="Apple-style-span" style="white-space: normal;"><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF">After taking these steps, and attempting to search on words included in my /photos page, my search results = "no results found".<br /><br />So...  am I attempting to use a widget that's unsupported by shutterfly or (if it is in fact supported) have I possibly misconfigured google custom search?<br /><br /><b>One other tidbit:</b> I completed step 1 (and 2 and 3) last night.  This morning, on google.com my results = "no results found" when I attempt to search content on my /photos page.</font></font></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="white-space: normal;"><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><font class="Apple-style-span" color="#3333FF"><br /></font></font></span><br /></span></a></span></span></div>

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    • Member 6596342

      Brian I tried doing the same thing. I "think" this site has a

       

      NO INDEX

       

      Line in the code making SHARE SITES ...well "unshareable" unsearchable to any one who has not recieved an invitation.Ive tagged photos from another site with the link to my site

       

       http://rivergods.shutterfly.com/

       

      and these pics will come up in a search of rivergods.shutterfly but the site itself remains unsearchable.And these pics were tagged only a few weeks ago

       

      There was a discussion on this a while back that as far as I could tell had no resolution to this problem. I would try to hunt it down for you but there is no search feature to even search within Shutterfly itself

       

      I was trying to make my site for a club but the fact that no one could "stumble" upon it makes it disappointing

       

      The site was so easy to set up and had so many of the features I was looking for

      But I guess Im trying to use it for something it was not created for

       

      Mike

       

      Its not the fall its the sudden stop

      • tina bittner

         unfortunately my daugh. put hundreds of cherished photos on the site, I thought they were probably safe...so ok.  Now that I need access to print the photos of my grandma for her funeral, I can't print them out.  They appearantly hold the rights to them, so we can only look at them, not make our family copies...without paying them for our own pict's back.  I would not reccomend this site for others, unless they don't like loosing control over their photo's.  Money site....$$$$$ or nothing.

    • Member 6596342

       heres the link to the older thread i saved it in favorites .... haha

       

      http://sharecentral.shutterfly.com/forums/4/274

    • Roger (Worthy)

      Hi Tina,

      Didn't you keep a backup of your photos on your computer?  That's Computing 101.

      This thread is/was about Google Widgets. If you've got a real complaint why not send it to Shutterfly Customer Service.

      http://shutterfly-2.custhelp.com/app/ask

       

      Roger. A Shutterfly User?