LGSearch – UK Public Sector Search Engine

As people who have attended my search workshops will know, I am a great fan of customised search engines and in particular Google Custom Search Engines. LGSearch is a Google CSE set up by Dave Briggs, an independent social media consultant who works mainly with the public and third sectors, to search just UK public web sites.

The sites are broken down into the following categories:

  • Local Government
  • Central Government
  • Health
  • Police & Fire
  • LG Related
  • Social Media

Once you have run your search, you can select which types of sites you want to appear by selecting the appropriate category link.

Further background information is on Dave Briggs’s blog at LGSearch update.

2 thoughts on “LGSearch – UK Public Sector Search Engine”

  1. Hi Karen!

    Thanks for the link! I built LGSearch a couple of years ago when I still worked in local government myself, simply because using standard search engines was just so annoying, having to sift through loads of irrelevant results. Custom search is such a powerful tool, and it’s amazing that it’s free, too!

    Am now subscribed to your blog, BTW.


  2. Hi Dave,

    A lot of people don’t realise how easy it can be to set up a Google CSE. It is always a popular topic on my search workshops.

    I thought I was already following you on Twitter but I realise that its the RSS feed from your blog that I receive. I’m losing track of who I am following, friends with etc. on all these different social media sites!

    Keep up the good work.


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