Technical Information

Service Nova Scotia (SNS) has licensed the Google Search Appliance (GSA) as an enterprise search solution for all Government of Nova Scotia departments, officies, agencies and Nova Scotia municipalities. The appliance is managed by SNS's e-Service division, and it currently crawls across a wide number of domains and websites. The following links provide more information about the using the appliance, as well as helpful hints and instructions on getting the most out of the appliance and your websites.

Adding the Google Search Appliance (GSA) to your site

Basic Search Code

Information on adding a GSA search box to your site.

Site Search Parameter Search Code

Information on using the sitesearch parameter.

Search Code Using a Collection

Information on using a collection search parameter.

GSA Code for Nova Scotia Municipalities

Instructions for Nova Scotia municipalities on setting up the GSA on your site.

Customizing GOVNS Front End

Information on how to customize the GOVNS Front End with your departmental name, contact information and banner image.

Customizing the GSA's Search Results page

Information on how to customize your GSA's search results page.

Frequently Asked Questions

A comprehensive list of questions regarding the GSA.

Publishing Best Practices

When working with the GSA, use these tips and guidelines to improve the search experience for users trying to find your content.

Additional Information

If you have any questions about the GSA or how to incorporate it into your site, please contact Service Nova Scotia and provide as many details as possible.

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