How to create your own search engine?

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In this article I will list certain web services that allow you to create a search engine of your own. These are different from adding a search feature or a search engine on your web site. If you want that, I suggest you go to free website search engines or web site search scripts (written in Perl).

Gigablast site search

The Gigablast web site search is a free service that allows visitors to search web pages from your web site or from any other sites that you select. You can get results in XML format which you can then place in any design template. Integrating the Gigablast web site search is very easy.

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You simply need to copy-paste a bit of HTML code on your web page and customize it to suit your requirements. Also, if you use the Gigablast search box on your web site, you get a Gigaboost (an advantage in search engine rankings in the Gigablast search engine). You can employ this service to search pages in the main web index of Gigablast or you can search for pages that are in the site search index.

Google Co-op Custom Search Engine

This service from the most popular search engine allows you to create a “free custom search engine that reflects your knowledge and interests”. You begin by including web sites that you want to be searched and then put the search box and results into your web site. You can customize the look and feel to match the design of your web site. You can also make money from the relevant ads displayed in the search results.
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Smart Search – create your own pay-per-click search engine and earn money!

Smart Search from SmarterScripts is a search engine script that allows you to create a pay-per-click search engine. What this means is that you create a search engine and let advertisers bid on specific keywords to get their web site listed on your site. The script is written in Perl and employs sendmail, so you need to check if your hosting service has provision for these.
Cost: $89.00

Hyperseek search engine products

The Hyperseek search engine comes in 4 flavors to suit different needs – Lite, Full, Pro and Leased. It allows you to create a search engine and directory and is highly customizable. It offers a full end-to-end solution and includes affiliates section, advertisers section, thorough tracking and statistics. Hyperseek makes building your own pay-per-click (PPC) search engine a very easy task.

Gossamer Links

Written in Perl, Gossamer Links lets you manage any type of directory including image galleries, press releases, Yellowpages, company directories or any other categorized database. It runs on a powerful, well tested engine and provides you all the tools to manage your database effectively. You have the option of creating static search engine friendly HTML pages or dynamic pages for the directory. The search results are produced in XML format that allows you to share content between sites. Gossamer Links is fully template based which you can customize to fit you web site’s needs.
Cost: $450.00

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