Ok, i deleted everything and started from scratch. I created a template page for the results page. I used the google search wizard and created separate search and results pages. I uploaded everything and it looks like the actual mechanics are working. However the search results come out to zero.
Having zero experience with google's API, i had originally set it up and had http://www.skyeconsultingnj.com allowed access. Im not sure what else I have to do to give it access.
I private messaged the search page. any ideas what I'm doing wrong?