You can put this widget on your blog or Google startpage and it will allow you to search Google and display the results in the an ajax window…you don’t have to launch to the Google website…pretty nifty, but even though this is more convenient, launching to the Google website displayed ads, actually I think ads will eventually be included (so little space).
Anyway, you can set your mini-search to return results for different sections, like; local, web, blogs, video…and you can have a default search results displaying…so everytime a user comes to your site they will see the search results for your default search.
Another nifty thing is that each hit has a copy link…haven’t tried this out, but from Robin’s post it seems people can copy a hit from a google search and include it in the comments box when they are adding a comment to a blog post.
Only thing missing is to be able to site search a blog, eg. check the box to search the web or check the other box to search this site.
Even though the search results can be displayed within your blog, without a site search it doesn’t cut it (won’t be long hopefully)…so for now I’ll stick with Blogbar.
Hang on, it can site search via the API…hmm, still I want to be able to choose to search my site or search the web…I’ll look into it.