About the Google Search Appliance

What is the GSA

The Google Search Appliance, or GSA for short, is a power search tool that ISU has implemented. The GSA is essentially Google in a box, which gives us access to many features that aren't available with the current search tools.

Why use the GSA

Using the GSA gives us several specific advantages:

  • Continuous crawling of our web space
  • Granular control over departmental searches
  • Changes to the search result "look"

Technical Details

For more information on the GSA visit the Google Enterprise Solutions : Google Search Appliance website.

Getting an account on the GSA

Departments that wish to implement searching with the GSA on their site are encouraged to send a request to google@iastate.edu.

Integrating a Search Box on a Website