I don’t know about you guys, but I use the search box on my site reasonably regularly. Usually to find posts I remember writing and want to point people to.
I tried to look up “copyblogger” the other day to find Personalising the Copyblogger theme, but had to go through a couple of pages of results because I’ve mentioned Copyblogger since then. Apparently WordPress gives search results in reverse chronological order, with no measure of relevance.
Then today I tried to find WordPress using Coda and Mamp by searching for “mamp”, but it took a while to find.
So I’ve just implemented a Google Custom Search Engine on my site. The results are much more useful!
I found a post by Aleem Bawany quite useful (for the end part I made a WordPress page and used a page template to insert the search code instead of a page in the root directory). There’s also a video tutorial on CSS Tricks.