UW-Madison Google Workspace - Create an ad-free Programmable Search Engine

Google Programmable Search Engine (PSE) lets you include a search engine in your UW-Madison WordPress site to help your visitors find the information they're looking for. Learn how to remove ads from your search engine below.


Create a new Programmable Search Engine

  1. Go to https://programmablesearchengine.google.com and select Get Started located on the top right corner.

  2. Enter your netid@wisc.edu email address and select Next.

  3. Enter your netid credentials when prompted.

    • (Optional) If presented with multiple accounts, select the preferred account.
  4. Follow the steps provided by Google for creating a Programmable Search Engine using the Control Panel.

  5. Assign the Google admin account, gsteam-cse_doit@wisc.edu, as an owner to be offered the option to disable ads in 1 business day.

    • Note: If the Google admin account is not assigned the owner role, the option to disable ads will not be available.

    • (Optional) After ads are disabled, you can remove the Google admin account, gsteam-cse_doit@wisc.edu, from your Programmable Search Engine. You will continue to have ads removed.
  6. Done.

Remove ads from an existing Programmable Search Engine

If you already created a Programmable Search Engine using your UW-Madison Google account and would like to remove ads, please follow the steps below:

  1. Add the Google Admin account, gsteam-cse_doit@wisc.edu, as an owner to your search engine.

    • Note: If the Google admin account is not assigned the owner role, the option to disable ads will not be available.

  2. Wait 1 business day.

  3. Disable ads.

  4. (Optional) Remove the Google Admin account.

Resources

Google Programmable Search Engine support documentation

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