10 Alternatives to Google Site Search
1. Expertrec Search Engine- Expertrec is a great tool with a great value for money proposition. They have no free plan but their $9 plan covers 2000 pages and unlimited search queries. Things might not work for you as soon as you sign up, but in our experience, if you stick enough for long, their support team delivers what you want. If you are on a tight budget and looking for a great value prop expertrec is for you.
2. Site Search 360
(Free – $99/month | https://sitesearch360.com/#features) – A fast and flexible site search that offers complete CSS customization to integrate seamlessly with your website. With customizable search results and easy integration, Site Search 360 is a good choice.
($29-$499/month | http://www.addsearch.com/features/) – AddSearch is a decent replacement for Google Search Engine, especially for smaller websites. For $29/month you can support up to 1000 pages of content. The search is fast, installation is easy, and statistics are available.
($79/month+ | https://swiftype.com/site-search) – Swiftype Site Search is a powerful website search engine that is built on an advanced search algorithm. In tests, it delivers good results for even complicated queries and includes useful features like spelling correction, bigram matching, stemming, synonyms, and phrase matching.
Sajari is built on Elastic search. They have a free plan, but as their pricing goes up, their price structure looks costly as compared to the competition.
5. Amazon CloudSearch
(Use based – $50/year+ | https://aws.amazon.com/cloudsearch/) – Amazon CloudSearch is an extremely powerful search engine with a major disadvantage. As of now, it does not come with a built-in crawler. This means that you will have to supply all of the data that Amazon will search from in XML or JSON. This will require a developer and a fair amount of effort. A newer option is to combine Cloud with the open-source crawler from Norconex. (https://www.norconex.com/an-open-source-crawler-for-amazon-cloudsearch/)
(Free – $899/month | https://www.algolia.com/product) Algolia is a powerful search engine with a number of great options and a robust developer API. It boasts a number of features including typo-tolerance, geo search, synonyms, language-agnostic, filters and facets, advanced language processing, custom ranking, and personalization. Algolia offers a free version that supports up to 10,000 records and 100k ops per month, but it comes branded for Algolia.
Pros: Fast results, good-looking UI.
Cons: Very costly, Requires developers to implement.
7. Searchspring- Searchspring is almost as costly as Aloglia. They have a decent looking search interface and could be a good option for you if you have the $.
($199-$399/month | https://www.cludo.com/en/features/) – A customizable search engine complete with spell check, search as you type, analytics and much more.
(Free? | http://zoomd.com/) – We haven’t been able to find reliable information on the exact pricing and integration of Zoomd online. We tested the demo on a website I own and it seems very promising and easy to setup. It appears to have an ad supported system with revenue sharing, but we’ve ranked it near the bottom due to lack of information.