Website Search

ITD utilizes Google's Custom Search Engine (CSE) API to provide ad-free search results on external websites (agencies cannot display website ads). This service is used by default on all ITD-supported external websites, and is available at no cost for agencies to implement on non-ITD supported websites. 

Implementing on Non-ITD Supported Websites

CSE has several integration methods, but the JSON API is the only one that will work ad-free for agencies. At a minimum, implementation of the API requires the creation of an API Key and a CSE instance, both of which ITD will create and manage under the state's existing account. For additional guidance and implementation resources, such as javascript to parse the JSON, please submit a Software Development Service Request