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Need advice on search engine

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I'm very new in the web technology and need advice on search engine. I
want to develop a portal using PHP and MySQL on Linux. Need to know on
the following features :
1. search engine that could search my portal (mySQL, PDF, Ms Word &
others)
2. search engine that could search to few web sites specified by
user/programmer

May 31 '06 #1
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hazly wrote:
I'm very new in the web technology and need advice on search engine. I
want to develop a portal using PHP and MySQL on Linux. Need to know on
the following features :
1. search engine that could search my portal (mySQL, PDF, Ms Word &
others)
2. search engine that could search to few web sites specified by
user/programmer


Hi,

If you want to know about searchengines, this is the wrong group.

This used to be a good site:
http://searchenginewatch.com/
but I haven't checked it for a long time. It looks like a badly designed
advertisement now to me... But check it out yourself.

If you want searchengines to index your site, just submit them to the
engines. All major engines have a form where you can submit your site.

One tip:
If you are starting to build now, pay attention to navigation with URL's
like:
http://www.example.com/somepage?nav=shop

The latter part ?nav=shop is often ignored by searchengines.
If possible make that into: somepage/nav/shop
or something similar that looks like a path.
You'll need apache's mod_rewrite to help you with that.

If you try to take that into account from scratch, it saves you a headache
later.

Good luck.

Regards,
Erwin Moller
May 31 '06 #2

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hazly schrieb:
I'm very new in the web technology and need advice on search engine. I
want to develop a portal using PHP and MySQL on Linux. Need to know on
the following features :
1. search engine that could search my portal (mySQL, PDF, Ms Word &
others)
2. search engine that could search to few web sites specified by
user/programmer


You have 3 possibilities:
1. Implement site search functionality on your web server. There are
several tools available, but I guess if you want PDF or Office files
indexed you might have to choose a paid one.
2. Use an external service that regularly spiders your site and provides
customized search result pages. I remember having found Atomz good some
years ago, but I don't know today's market. Here also, for a
professional level you might prefer a paid service.
3. Call Google or any other public search engine, with the site keyword
(http://www.google.com/search?q=site:mysql.com+fulltext for example
searches mysql.com for the keyword 'fulltext').

For points 1 and 2 you might google for "site search".

HTH
Markus
May 31 '06 #3

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hazly wrote:
I'm very new in the web technology and need advice on search engine. I
want to develop a portal using PHP and MySQL on Linux. Need to know on
the following features :
1. search engine that could search my portal (mySQL, PDF, Ms Word &
others)
2. search engine that could search to few web sites specified by
user/programmer


Don't know any FOSS which will handle this out of the box - I built such a
thing using UDMSearch (now mnogo search) + wv + some other translators a
few years ago. It was fairly straightforward to set up.

HTH

C.
May 31 '06 #4

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