Adding Site Search

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Search any site you're on by the simple click of a button. The search is done not only on the 1 page you are viewing as Ctrl+F does but instead Google is used to 'site search' within ALL pages of the site. How to customize: Right-click the 🔍 'Search this site' button, then click 'Options'. Webmaster Tools “add your site” fill in the form hit “submit” To submit your site to Yahoo, you don’t need to do anything. Yahoo is powered by Bing’s index, so by submitting to Bing, your site will automatically be submitted to Yahoo. Add a free site search engine to your site instantly. Site search, sitemap, and reporting solutions. The Web's most powerful site search engine.

Adding search functionality to your site

As your site grows in pages, so does the time required for visitors to locate specific information on it. While it's obvious to most the benefits of extending a site with search functionality, the ease in which this could be done may not be. Below we examine your options, some as easy to implement as 123!

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Adding Site To Bing Search

Resource list updated Dec 4th, 05'

Hosted Search Services

Search

For the non technical, or those stuck with a technically limiting server (ie: no CGI support), the road to embark on for search capability is a third party service. By merely pasting a few lines of HTML code onto the site, the rest is handled by a magic genie that comes out nightly from the code- crawling the site, indexing it, and making the results accessible to your visitors. Ok ok, maybe something a little less spectacular. Whatever it is that comes out, below lists its sources:

  • FreeFindfree to commercial
    This is the only free search service we could find that doesn't put a cap on the # of pages crawled. Business version available for increased functionality.

  • SiteLevelfree to commercial
    This is what we use here on JavaScript Kit. SiteLevel is free for sites with less than 1000 pages. We've found the results generated by this service to by very accurate. Recommended.

  • Easy Site Searchfree to commercial
    Another free site search service.
  • Master.comfree to commercial
    Master.com offers a suite of 'plugin' services for your site, including site search, for free.

  • Pico Searchfree
    Enable your website visitors to search your own site. No software download needed. On-line setup.

  • Fusion Botfree to commercial
    FusionBot enables anyone to configure a search engine for their website in minutes, without the need to install any software. Offer customized site search, site map, and reporting solutions for your website.

Adding Site Search Engine

Let's move on to explore doing the grunt work yourself.

Adding your site to search engines

Adding Site Search Engines

  • Hosted search services