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Switch from GSA to AddSearch’s fully-featured and customizable search solution. Easy migration with unbeatable customer support.

The fully-featured Google Search Appliance replacement
Whether you’re a public organization or a corporation, AddSearch provides a complete, like-for-like replacement for Google Search Appliance (GSA). You’ll still get to enjoy all the great features from GSA, with additional tools that dazzle your customers and boost your conversion rates. Contact us to hear more how to migrate from Google Search Appliance to AddSearch.

The most popular replacement for Google Search
According to, AddSearch is twice as popular replacement for Google’s discontinued Search solutions as runners-up Algolia and Swiftype. AddSearch is trusted by thousands of happy customers. Join them today.

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Everything you loved about Google Search Appliance…

  • Easy to get started
  • Secure and robust solution
  • Great search results
  • Include PDF files in search results
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Hands-free solution – just “set and forget”
  • Multidomain support – allow your users to search through all of your subdomains and even completely separate domains just like with Google Search Appliance

…and more

  • Intelligent search that learns from your users and improves over time
  • Wow your users with instant, search-as-you-type, results
  • Personally curate your own results, to ensure search users see your most valuable pages

Simple to get started

Install by pasting one simple code snippet

With our search widget, it only takes five minutes to get your search installed – just paste a snippet of code on the page. We automatically crawl and index your pages and handle displaying the results.

Displaying the search results on a separate results page (like Google Search Appliance) is just as easy – we’ll provide the code, all you need to do is paste it onto the relevant page. If you’re into integrations, we have a REST API for you.

It just works

Don’t waste time worrying about search – you have better things to do. AddSearch offers a truly “set and forget” solution. Once the search is installed and the results are to your liking, there’s nothing more you need to do. Like Google Search Appliance, it just works.


Your data is valuable – we take every conceivable step to keep it safe

256-bit encryption

Both in transit and storage, your data is protected with the same level of encryption banks use.


Your data is replicated in different data centers across the world to keep it safe and your search operational.

Regular backups

We take regular backups of your data and store it in off-site locations.

24/7 monitoring

All critical functions are monitored 24/7 for uptime and security.

Relevant results – on the first search

Several user surveys have shown that website visitors often don’t to refine their initial search queries. Most leave a website if the first search does not bring up the results they expected. That’s why at AddSearch we work hard to deliver the right results – on the first search.

Self-learning algorithm

Our intelligent algorithm learns from your users and boosts the popular results that are clicked frequently.

Typo tolerance

Your users will find Caribbean hotels whether they search for Carribean, Carribbean or Caribean.


Your company sells trousers, but some of your users call them ‘pants’ or ‘slacks’. AddSearch allows you to specify certain words as synonyms that should produce the same search results.

Hidden keywords

Sometimes visitors search using informal terms that aren’t directly included on the relevant page. The hidden keyword feature allows you to tag pages with other common search phrases or words, so that they show up even when the search term is not on the page.

Wow your users

Search as you type

AddSearch is lightning-fast. Search results pop up the moment a user types in the first character. Try it out for yourself to see just how fast it is.

Visual results

Search results include a screenshot of the page, so your users can find the right page get starte

Optimized for mobile

AddSearch delivers a stellar search experience, regardless of whether your users are on desktop or mobile devices. Both the search interface and results page adapt to the screen size, with no pinch-zooming or side-scrolling necessary.

Type any letter to see AddSearch in action


Use search analytics to understand your users and guide content production

Gain valuable insight into how your users are using search. Our search analytics tool helps you to discover how often your users search, what they search for, and whether they find it. We also highlight the searches that returned no results, as well as searches with no clicks on the results. You can use this information to guide future content production and to give your users exactly what they are asking for.

Popular searches

Our analytics help you to understand how often visitors use search, and which terms they’re searching for most. Use this information to build your FAQ page and highlight your most searched for – and often most valuable – content.

Searches with no results

Uncover the searches with no results. Use these searches to drive your future content production, as well as tagging existing pages with hidden keywords and building your synonym library.

Searches with no clicks

Irrelevant results are almost as bad as no results. Use this tool to enhance your existing content, or to produce new content that answers your user’s questions more accurately.

How many more customers are you willing to send to your competitors?

Did you know that 73% of users abandon a site if they don’t find what they are looking for within 2 minutes? Almost half will bounce if the first search doesn’t bring up exactly what they were looking for. Needless to say, your competition is more than happy to pick up the slack.

Companies in the competitive online world can’t afford to have poor quality site search. That’s why AddSearch works hard to ensure we bring your users the right results – lightning fast and on the first search.

Of users will abandon a site if they don’t find what they are looking for within 2 minutes


Custom crawler ensures code-free integration, fast indexing and always up-to-date results

Install by pasting one simple code snippet

With our search widget, it only takes five minutes to get your search installed – just paste a snippet of code on the page and your search is ready for testing. You don’t need extensive coding experience or a dedicated developer.

Code-free integration and indexing with our crawler

We don’t believe it’s your responsibility to deliver us your content through API or other expensive and time-consuming methods. Instead, our crawler automatically finds and indexes your content. In most cases, your site is indexed and fully searchable within a few hours of signing up.

Quick to install – easy to maintain

Don’t waste time worrying about search – you have better things to do. AddSearch offers a truly “set and forget” solution. Once the search is installed and the results are to your liking, there’s nothing more you need to do. It just works.

All the features Google Search Appliance users need

Companies and organizations often have a web presence that goes beyond a single website. With AddSearch, you can include an unlimited number of domains and subdomains into your search results – great for organizations with separate support websites.

Multi-domain support

Separate subdomains and multiple websites are all catered for with AddSearch. Make the most of your online assets with our multi-domain support.

Make your PDF files searchable

Do you have technical specifications, white papers or other documents in PDF format? With AddSearch, you can make content inside PDF files searchable, so your most valuable content will never be overlooked.

Multi-language support

AddSearch detects the default language of your pages and only displays search results that match the language.

Make it look like your brand

Consistent branding is essential for cultivating trust and building your reputation online. With simple CSS tweaks, you can customize the look-and-feel of the search box and search results page to align with your brand.

Here’s what our customers think

Since July 2017, AddSearch has provided us with two separate search engines, for both the UK Supreme Court and Judicial Committee of the Privy Council websites. We have found the product to be effective, easy to use, and good value for money.

As a client, the technical support they provide is excellent. Their expert advisors have great product knowledge, respond to questions promptly, and provide good overall customer service. -Damien Abbott, Website Manager / UK Supreme Court

We are here to stay

Site search is our business. In fact, it’s our only business. We are 100% dedicated to delivering the best site search experience for you and your users.

It also means you can rely on us. We are not a fresh startup with sky-high ambitions – we’re a well-funded, stable company with a healthy cash flow. You can count on us to deliver fantastic site search for as long as you need it.

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