Question: What is Google search api limits?
Custom Search Engine (free)
For CSE users, the API provides 100 search queries per day for free. If you need more, you may sign up for billing in the Developers Console. Additional requests cost $5 per 1000 queries, up to 10k queries per day.
Google Site Search (paid).
For detailed information on GSS usage limits and quotas, please check GSS pricing options.
Google Site Search vs Google Custom Search
A Custom Search Engine allows you to create a search engine and host it on your site using the Custom Search element. It’s entirely free.
Google Site Search is designed primarily for businesses looking to create a highly customized and Google hosted site search solution. For a fee, Google Site Search enables customers to enjoy technical support, customization of search results using our XML API, a tailored look and feel, optional Google branding, and no ads next to the search results.
|Feature||Custom Search Engine||Google Site Search|
|Look and feel|
|Customize results look and feel using XML||No||Yes|
|Ads on results pages||Yes||Optional|
|Google branding on results page||Yes||Optional|
|Access to support forum||Yes||Yes|
|Search the entire web||Yes||No|
|Image search only||No||Yes|
|On-demand indexing quota||100 URLs||Flexible, depending on account type|