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  1. #1
    Margaret
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    Is there a search feature built into NOF version 11?

    For a few years, I have used a search feature created by Web Site Pros. It
    has never worked properly. It is quite possible that it is something I am
    doing that makes it not work. If that's the case, maybe someone can
    enlighten me on how to make it work. But I can type in a word that I know
    is used on multiple places on the site and it still gives me no results or
    just a few of the sites.

    Margaret




  2. #2
    JWebStuff
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    Hi Margaret - based on recommendations from this NG, I use the Zoom search
    engine. They have both a free and paid version. It's not something that's
    built in to NOF, but it is easy to implement.

    http://www.wrensoft.com/zoom/

    Hope this helps,
    Janice


    "Margaret" <auntym@grandecom.net> wrote in message
    news:gmlj7d$14r1@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    > Is there a search feature built into NOF version 11?
    >
    > For a few years, I have used a search feature created by Web Site Pros.
    > It has never worked properly. It is quite possible that it is something I
    > am doing that makes it not work. If that's the case, maybe someone can
    > enlighten me on how to make it work. But I can type in a word that I know
    > is used on multiple places on the site and it still gives me no results or
    > just a few of the sites.
    >
    > Margaret
    >
    >
    >




  3. #3
    Garret Mott
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    I can ditto the recommendation on Zoom. For folks that get beyond just NOF
    pages, it can index HTHL, PHP & ASP alln on one site! No - don't ask why
    I'd have a site with all 3....

    HTH

    Garret

    "JWebStuff" <JWebStuff_use a sign here g mai l d ot com> wrote in message
    news:gmmvlm$5hu2@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    > Hi Margaret - based on recommendations from this NG, I use the Zoom search
    > engine. They have both a free and paid version. It's not something that's
    > built in to NOF, but it is easy to implement.
    >
    > http://www.wrensoft.com/zoom/
    >
    > Hope this helps,
    > Janice
    >
    >
    > "Margaret" <auntym@grandecom.net> wrote in message
    > news:gmlj7d$14r1@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    >> Is there a search feature built into NOF version 11?
    >>
    >> For a few years, I have used a search feature created by Web Site Pros.
    >> It has never worked properly. It is quite possible that it is something
    >> I am doing that makes it not work. If that's the case, maybe someone can
    >> enlighten me on how to make it work. But I can type in a word that I
    >> know is used on multiple places on the site and it still gives me no
    >> results or just a few of the sites.
    >>
    >> Margaret
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >



  4. #4
    Beach Ape
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    Garret Mott" wrote in message "I can ditto the recommendation on Zoom."

    What's the advice on Google Site Search?



  5. #5
    Nancy O
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    Another flexible and easy to implement search feature is available at
    www.Freefind.com unlimited # of pages includes PDFs.

    Their Free version has a few text ads on search results page but not as many
    as Google's. Paid version has no ads.

    How it works -- You sign up for an account, paste the code they give you
    into your master border(s). Upload your site to server. Go back to
    Freefind.com and tell them to
    index your site. It can take a few hours for this the first time you do it.
    Once indexed, people can
    search your domain, the web or both. You customize which options you want.
    You can even create a custom search results page to resemble your NOF site.
    Freefind will send you emails telling you how many searches were made for
    the week/month, which keywords, etc.. A++


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    Alt-Web Design & Publishing
    www.alt-web.com




  6. #6
    Twayne
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    Margaret wrote:
    > Is there a search feature built into NOF version 11?
    >
    > For a few years, I have used a search feature created by Web Site
    > Pros. It has never worked properly. It is quite possible that it is
    > something I am doing that makes it not work. If that's the case,
    > maybe someone can enlighten me on how to make it work. But I can
    > type in a word that I know is used on multiple places on the site and
    > it still gives me no results or just a few of the sites.
    >
    > Margaret


    Do you mean "search" as, look for a word taht's use on a page or all
    pages on your site? Yes, it's there.
    In fact, you can just cick CTRL-F IIRC. You then get a choice of
    searching just the current page or the whole site. F3 works to go to
    the next occurrence of the same find.

    Or do you mean a feature for searching your web site for visitors? The
    SiteMap works well for that and will also show the entire site strcture
    in an explorer like window.

    Clarification?

    Twayne



  7. #7
    Garret Mott
    Guest

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    Well -

    The problem with Google is that unless you pay a (monthly, I believe) fee,
    it'll show ads & sites outside yours. My customers generally prefer not to
    have searches point out similar stuff at their competitors.... ;-)

    The base Zoom package is $49 & one that will handle most any normal site is
    $99. Not a bad deal. 20 min. to set up.

    HTH

    Garret
    "Beach Ape" <canadianwater@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:gmn7ug$6nj1@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    > Garret Mott" wrote in message "I can ditto the recommendation on Zoom."
    >
    > What's the advice on Google Site Search?
    >



  8. #8
    Sumeru
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    I use the Google custom site search on my site. That's the best site search engine you can get. You just have paste the html from Google. You can fully customize it and it even has a feature that you can have the search results in your own site visible like a normal page.

    Sumeru

    "Margaret" <auntym@grandecom.net> wrote in message news:gmlj7d$14r1@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    > Is there a search feature built into NOF version 11?
    >
    > For a few years, I have used a search feature created by Web Site Pros. It
    > has never worked properly. It is quite possible that it is something I am
    > doing that makes it not work. If that's the case, maybe someone can
    > enlighten me on how to make it work. But I can type in a word that I know
    > is used on multiple places on the site and it still gives me no results or
    > just a few of the sites.
    >
    > Margaret
    >
    >
    >


  9. #9
    Sumeru
    Guest

    Default Re: search feature

    And its free - http://www.google.com/coop/cse/


    "Margaret" <auntym@grandecom.net> wrote in message
    news:gmlj7d$14r1@flsun90netnews01.netobjects.com.. .
    > Is there a search feature built into NOF version 11?
    >
    > For a few years, I have used a search feature created by Web Site Pros.

    It
    > has never worked properly. It is quite possible that it is something I am
    > doing that makes it not work. If that's the case, maybe someone can
    > enlighten me on how to make it work. But I can type in a word that I know
    > is used on multiple places on the site and it still gives me no results or
    > just a few of the sites.
    >
    > Margaret
    >
    >
    >




  10. #10
    Charles Edmonds
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    On Wed, 11 Feb 2009 15:16:29 +0530, Sumeru wrote:

    > I use the Google custom site search on my site. That's the best site search engine you can get. You just have paste the html from Google. You can fully customize it and it even has a feature that you can have the search results in your own site visible like a normal page.


    Actually the Zoom Search Engine is MUCH faster - by a magnitude of order
    over anything else you can do.

    Your content is pre-indexed (the way YOU want it to appear - you can even
    control the order in which search item matches are returned).

    The results are already on your website so the PHP query is working off
    local files that are pre-indexed (direct file access in this matter is
    always faster than whatever connection your hosting center has to Google).

    Best of all - NO Advertising.

    After all, it is YOUR website and the search feature should only return
    results from YOUR site.

    For most people the LAST thing in the world you want to do is take any
    chance of leading people AWAY from your site...

    :-)

    Charles


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