Google site search alternatives

Google Site Search is a powerful tool that can help you find exactly what you’re looking for on the internet. However, it’s not the only option out there. In this article, we’ll explore 12 alternatives to Google Site Search and how each one can help improve your search experience!

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. They have many advanced features, such as spell check and synonyms. The search results are also some of the best I’ve seen with very few spam pages in sight!

Site Search 360

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.


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.

Google Site Search is very powerful at finding what you’re looking for, but it’s not an ideal solution if your needs are more specific than generalized web searches. AddSearch can help fill the void in this area by allowing users to 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. For a smaller website, the pricing starts at $39/month for up to 1000 pages.

Swiftype is an excellent alternative both because of its advanced search capabilities and its reasonable price point. It’s also worth noting that this service comes with some extra 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. The free plan limits the number of searches to 50 per day and limits crawling to 100 pages.

Sajari’s main drawback is that they do not have a large userbase yet. They are relatively new, but this will likely change as more people start using Sajari for their site search needs.

Amazon 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.



Algolia is a powerful search engine with a number of great options and a robust developer API. Algolia’s search engine is blazing fast and it also offers a number of great features. The downside, again, is the price: they offer three tiers at $0.50 per 1000 queries (which includes up to 50 custom filters), but even their most expensive tier costs more than Amazon CloudSearch does.

Algolia is great if you’re willing to commit to a monthly subscription or at least pay more for your searches.

– Algolia: powerful search engine, but too expensive

– Amazon CloudSearch: free and customizable with AWS credits

Algolia is more developer-friendly and would require developer effort to integrate.


Their intelligent search allows you to drive users to the exact content you want them to see. Cludo is a great option for online retailers who need to show specific product pages when users search.


Lucidworks is an enterprise search platform that gives enterprises the ability to index, analyze and extract insights from every action – at scale. It’s a new generation of content analytics software that empowers employees by giving them instant access to everything they need within their familiar browser interface.






By Muthali Ganesh

I am an engineer wih a masters in business administration from Chennai, India. I love discovering and sharing hacks.