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A search engine for your site, CD or DVD PHD Computer Consultants Ltd Lake View, Bampton Penrith, CA10 2QU England, UK Tel:
Why have search box for your website or CD/DVD? To make it easy for users to find information on your site Expected by users as an additional navigation aid Vital on large sites – useful on smaller ones How to do it for free Use a main search engine, restricting the results to your site Whats wrong with this? The results page doesnt come from your site, and will look unprofessional because it does not match your sites appearance The results page may contain adverts for your competitors The search may be out of date because the indexer has not visited all your site recently Why have search box for your website or CD/DVD?
The benefits of a custom search engine Customisable to integrate into your site - using templates, style sheets or under program control No ads are shown - unless you add them The search is up to date: indexing is done regularly, or on demand Advanced search facilities can be tailored to your sites needs, eg: section selection, eg restrict to a particular service or product field search, eg author vital pages can be boosted to the top of the results for certain searches programmers can filter or sort results Search words can be highlighted in shown hits Downsides of a custom search engine Server requirements, set up skills and maintenance required Solution: use a hosted search, ie outsource to an application service provider The benefits of a custom search engine
FindinSite search engine from phdcc A custom search engine for small to medium websites - or CD/DVD Also available as a Hosted Search for trials, instant results and no hassle Web site editions for Java-servlet servers, and Microsoft ASP.NET IIS servers The CD/DVD edition is a browser-independent Java applet that runs direct from CD Provides all the extra benefits that make a custom search worthwhile Competitive pricing Quick and intelligent support response Free trial development kits for 60 files available for download What they say: Level 7 Solutions, USA: I've been looking for a good.net site search tool for a while. I've been using the Google Site Search thing, but it puts competitors ads on the search results page. I've looked and looked for something I like and have not found anything until FindinSite. Cisco, USA CD/DVD edition: "easy to use" FindinSite search engine from phdcc