Federated search connector for Google


  • Only no-code federated search option available with SharePoint search is "Opensearch" or Third Party Connectors.

    Unfortunately (for consumers) I don't see Google supporting "opensearch" any time soon. OpenSearch was created by Amazon and its very promise is to enrich Content (product) Creator/Seller and Consumers, but doesn't offer much incentives to search market leader like Google which make most of their money by showing relevant ads with their search results. With Market lead in Global Search (somewhere around 85% share) they won't hand over the key to their kingdom without getting anything back from the other industry leader (something like Microsoft agree to put google as default search on every copy of Windows, which again seems very far fetched)

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 4:41 PM

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