I've been looking into the Google API, prompted by the same Atomz announcement. It's working well so far - I have a perl/cgi that accepts queries and responds with entirely custom formatted search results. I needed the results page to validate as strict xhtml - something that was hard to find elsewhere. But I'm not comparing apples with apples. One is an API, the other a hosted search/indexing service. Any searches are against Google's index and you don't get to reindex at will like you do with Atomz or similar services. And you have a maximum of 1000 searches a day.. fine for me, but probably not for lots of sites out there. Worth looking into though as you get all of Google's PDF indexing, cacheing etc. for free. And I really like keeping my template and results hosted on my server.. I'd run into cross-domain scripting issues and all the usual consistency and version problems before with Atomz. Sam Pat Meeks wrote: > ATOMZ has just sent a message that it's going to include Google Ads to the > small sites that now use ATOMZ without charge. ... > So, are there any alternative free search sources that do not have > advertising for sites smaller than 500 pages?