Google has announced that they are discontinuing the support for Google Site Search product with Search Engine Land. The product will completely shut down by April1,2018. All new purchases and renewals must take place before this date.
Technically, the Site Search services will shut down on April1, 2018 or when the current paid- accounts reach their quota end its like first come first serve basis as the subscription will be low. All Site Search account holders will be shifting to CSE ( Custom Search Engine) accounts , It is free service that will make money by inserting some Google ads in between the search results.
A Google spokesperson gave below statement:
“We are winding down the Google Site Search product over the next year, but will provide customer and technical support through the duration of license agreements. For GSS users whose contract expires between April 1st and June 30th, 2017, we are providing a free 3-month extension with additional query volume to allow more time for them to implement the necessary changes to their site. GSS customers may also take advantage of our Custom Search Engine solution, an ads-supported model that offers similar functionality. We continue to build out new functionality and invest in new technology that make enterprise search a great experience for our customers. Just recently, we introduced the general availability of Google Cloud Search for G Suite customers.”