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Re: Adding a search facility to websites
From Greg B at Newbuyer.com on 18 May '01
replying to Adding a search facility to websites posted by Jaime

Hello Jaime - I've had great success outsourcing search functions to Sitelevel:

http://www.sitelevel.com

It works really well. You can add a template so it mirrors your site and the search results are fully customizable. You can weigh result based on titles, body text, meta tags, etc. You can also divide your site up into different searchable sub-sections. Sitelevel calls them slices. Stat reporting is pretty decent, but is sometimes unavailable. However, in the 2 and a half years I've used them, I've never seen the search functions unavailable (not to say they havn't been down - just never came across it). Here are some examples using sitelevel:

http://www.newbuyer.com/ (search utility is in the left silver border)
http://www.alpinezone.com/search.htm

The basic service is free (ad-supported) and you can index up to 1000 pages. The paid service ranges from $4.99 USD for up to 250 pages to $39.99 USD for 2,500 pages. This could be a good option until you get a local solution set up. Good luck!

Greg B, Webmaster
Newbuyer.com LLC
http://www.newbuyer.com/
"We Help People Shop"

>Hi,
>
>Can anyone help? I'd like to add a search facility to our company intranet site, and need some ideas as to how about creating this.
>
>I've tried atomz.com, however, they need to index the site and are unable to do this due to security features.
>
>I had thought of asp - anyone have any other ideas? If so, where can I find some code to start from/customise?
>
>Thanks.




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