OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Google Search Appliance

 

The Google Search Appliance (GSA) is an on-premise search solution that uses the power of Google search techonology to provide fast, relevant searches for an intranet, domain, or website.

OSU adopted the GSA on January 1st, 2010.

It should be noted that the GSA is a little different than standard Google search as it only searches within a specified area.  Due to this the search results that you see in a GSA search will rank differently.

The following section will focus on some basic tips for using the Google Search Appliance, as well as some information on search engine optimization practices that will help you get improved search listings both on the GSA as well as regular Google search.