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Search in the new Google Sites

Recently, we made it easier to surface content in the new Google Sites. Now we’re making it easier to find content on those sites. Going forward, users can simply click the magnifying glass in the top right corner of their screen and search across an entire site.Search in Sites

In addition, Google Cloud Search users will now see content from the new Google Sites in their Cloud Search results.

Sites in Cloud Search 2

These improvements will allow Google Sites to better serve the needs of both site creators and viewers. Check out the Help Center for more details.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release

Editions:
Search bar in the new Google Sites

  • Available to all G Suite editions

New Google sites appear in Google Cloud Search results

  • Available to G Suite Business and Enterprise editions only

Rollout pace:
Search bar in the new Google Sites

  • Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

New Google sites appear in Google Cloud Search results

  • Extended rollout (potentially longer than 15 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

 

Reference by Google.com

Embed websites as iframes in the new Google Sites

We’ve heard you loud and clear—you want better ways to add content to the new Google Sites. Today, we’re making it easy. Going forward, you can embed an entire web page as an iframe in a new Google site. This will allow you to pull in content from other websites and Google tools like Apps ScriptData Studio, and App Maker, saving you the trouble of duplicating and updating that information on your page. Simply select “Embed URL” from the Insert menu. Note that this will only work if the web page you’re trying to add allows embedding.

Embed Webpage

Check out the Help Center for details, and stay tuned for more features coming soon.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to Rapid Release, with Scheduled Release coming in two weeks

Editions:
Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace:
Full rollout (1–3 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
All end users

Action:
Change management suggested/FYI

 

Reference by Google.com

Map your site to a custom URL in the new Google Sites

As a professional organization, it’s often important that you host both internal and external info at a well-known URL. Already supported in the classic Google Sites, this is now available in the new Google Sites as well. For more information on how to set up web address mapping in the Admin console, check out the Help Center.

Web Address Mapping 1

Web Address Mapping 2

Important notes

  • For sites that are viewable within your organization only, the link is redirected to the Google Sites URL (such as http://sites.google.com/example.com/mysite).
  • New Sites address mappings automatically provision domain-validated SSL certificates for secure connections. You cannot use other certificates.
  • You may need to wait up to 24 hours to see your changes reflected. This feature is not available for trial domains.

Launch Details
Release track:
Launching to both Rapid Release and Scheduled Release

Editions:
Available to all G Suite editions

Rollout pace:
Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility)

Impact:
Admins and end users

Action:
Admin action suggested/FYI

 

Reference by Google.com