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FAQ: Additional Search Tools for WebmasterWorld
add Google, Yahoo, AlltheWeb, Gigablast
bill




msg:510365
 2:23 am on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

The question is often raised, "why isn't there a better site search for WebmasterWorld?" That seems to be a difficult problem to solve, but Brett has made it possible for you to add up to 500 characters of code to the top and bottom of your page display. This is a great place to add a search box for a 3rd party engine to help you find things on WebmasterWorld.

caveats:

  • Be very careful adding this code. If you alter the given code there is a possibility that you could damage your WebmasterWorld settings. (I know, I've done it.)
  • Use the code in the Copy & Paste area. It does not contain line-breaks and will not break WebmasterWorld.



Google search for WebmasterWorld

Control Panel Edit System Prefs Custom Code Insert (Top or Bottom)

Copy & Paste: (408 characters)
<center><form method="GET" action="http://www.google.com/search" target="_blank"><input type="hidden" name="domains" value="webmasterworld.com"><input TYPE="text" name="q" size="25" maxlength="255" value><input type="submit" name="btnG" value="Google"><input type="radio" name="sitesearch" value="webmasterworld.com" checked> webmasterworld.com <input type="radio" name="sitesearch" value>www</form></center>

The code:
<center>
<form method="GET" action="http://www.google.com/search" target="_blank">
<input type="hidden" name="domains" value="webmasterworld.com">
<input TYPE="text" name="q" size="25" maxlength="255" value>
<input type="submit" name="btnG" value="Google"><input type="radio" name="sitesearch" value="WebmasterWorld.com" checked>
webmasterworld.com <input type="radio" name="sitesearch" value>www
</form>
</center>



Yahoo search for WebmasterWorld

Control Panel Edit System Prefs Custom Code Insert (Top or Bottom)

Copy & Paste: (360 characters)
<center><form method=get action="http://search.yahoo.com/search" target="_blank"><input type="text" name="p" size=29><input type="hidden" name="fr" value="yscpb"><input type="submit" value="Yahoo"><input type="radio" name="vs" id="ysvs1" value="webmasterworld.com" checked>WebmasterWorld.com<input type="radio" name="vs" value="" id="ysvs0">web</form></center>

The code:
<center>
<form method=get action="http://search.yahoo.com/search" target="_blank">
<input type="text" name="p" size=29>
<input type="hidden" name="fr" value="yscpb">
<input type="submit" value="Yahoo"><input type="radio" name="vs" id="ysvs1" value="webmasterworld.com" checked>WebmasterWorld.com
<input type="radio" name="vs" value="" id="ysvs0">web</form>
</center>



AlltheWeb search for WebmasterWorld

Control Panel Edit System Prefs Custom Code Insert (Top or Bottom)

Copy & Paste: (384 characters)
<center><form action="http://www.alltheweb.com/search" method="get" target="_blank"><input name="q" size="25" /><input type="hidden" name="advanced" value="1" /><input name="cat" type="hidden" value="web" /><input name="charset" type="hidden" value="iso-8859-1" /><input type="hidden" name="dincl" value="webmasterworld.com" /><input type="submit" value="AlltheWeb" /></form></center>

The code:
<center>
<form action="http://www.alltheweb.com/search" method="get" target="_blank">
<input name="q" size="25" />
<input type="hidden" name="advanced" value="1" />
<input name="cat" type="hidden" value="web" />
<input name="charset" type="hidden" value="iso-8859-1" />
<input type="hidden" name="dincl" value="webmasterworld.com" />
<input type="submit" value="AlltheWeb" />
</form>
</center>



Gigablast search for WebmasterWorld

Control Panel Edit System Prefs Custom Code Insert (Top or Bottom)

Copy & Paste: (290 characters)
<center><form method="get" action="http://www.gigablast.com/search" target="_blank"><input type="hidden" name="sc" value="0" /><input type="hidden" name="site" value="www.webmasterworld.com" /><input type="text" name="q" size="25" /><input type="submit" value="Gigablast" /></form></center>

The code:
<center>
<form method="get" action="http://www.gigablast.com/search" target="_blank">
<input type="hidden" name="sc" value="0" />
<input type="hidden" name="site" value="www.webmasterworld.com" />
<input type="text" name="q" size="25" />
<input type="submit" value="Gigablast" />
</form>
</center>

The Google, AlltheWeb, & Gigablast search forms were all taken from my original post [webmasterworld.com] in 2003.

 

coopster




msg:510366
 2:59 am on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Absolutely beautiful ;)

I remember when I first starting trying to figure out how to search WebmasterWorld and found some slick shortcuts. Well, I certainly thought they were pretty slick, then somebody pointed be toward your original post on how to do tweak your custom settings. I am forever grateful, bill. Nice work again, and thank you!

Rumbas




msg:510367
 9:56 am on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Wow, good stuff bill. Thanks a bunch! :)

trillianjedi




msg:510368
 11:18 am on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Stunning stuff.

Thanks Bill, I've been using your google search for WW since you originally posted it back in 2003 and I love it.

TJ

mattglet




msg:510369
 3:02 pm on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thank you very much bill!

econman




msg:510370
 1:16 am on Dec 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thanks!

The instructions were clear enough even I could figure out what to do. :)

vkaryl




msg:510371
 2:58 am on Dec 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

I wonder if this post could be "libraried"?

Woz




msg:510372
 4:36 am on Dec 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Good idea vkaryl, consider it done.

Onya
Woz

limbo




msg:510373
 9:06 am on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

*plink* bookmarked

Really handy bill, thanks a load :)

Brett_Tabke




msg:510374
 5:41 pm on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Iframe solution handy? ;)

Birdman




msg:510375
 8:56 pm on Dec 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

Excellent tips bill! Here's another one for Opera browser.

Webmaster World Site Search for opera [webmasterworld.com].

Regards

JAB Creations




msg:510376
 12:27 am on Jan 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

All I can say is ... NICE!

bill




msg:510377
 8:59 am on Jan 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

There have been a few more great site search options for WebmasterWorld added recently, so I wanted to add them to this thread.




inspired by whoisgregg's iframe search above

MSN Beta search for WebmasterWorld

Control Panel Edit System Prefs Custom Code Insert (Top or Bottom)

Copy & Paste: (299 characters)
<center><form method="get" action="http://beta.search.msn.com/results.aspx" target="_blank"><input type="hidden" name="cp" value="1252" /><input type="text" name="q" size="25" /><input type="submit" value="MSN beta" /><input type="hidden" name="q1" value="site:webmasterworld.com" /></form></center>

The code:
<center>
<form method="get" action="http://beta.search.msn.com/results.aspx" target="_blank">
<input type="hidden" name="cp" value="1252" />
<input type="text" name="q" size="25" />
<input type="submit" value="MSN beta" />
<input type="hidden" name="q1" value="site:webmasterworld.com" />
</form>
</center>

creative craig




msg:510378
 2:04 pm on Jan 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

Been using the Google one for well over a year now, may try the Yahoo one out... didn't think of that :)

papamaku




msg:510379
 2:19 pm on Jan 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

It is possible to squeeze a Google + Yahoo search in together:

<table align=center cellspacing=1 cellpadding=4 style="border:1px solid #4682B4"><tr><td>Search Webmasterworld: <td><td><form action=http://www.google.com/search target=_blank><input TYPE=text name=q> <input type=submit value=Google><input type=hidden name=sitesearch value=webmasterworld.com></form></td><td><form action=http://search.yahoo.com/search target=_blank><input TYPE=text name=p> <input type=submit value=Yahoo><input type=hidden name=vs value=webmasterworld.com></form></td></tr></table>

If Brett can increase the character limit to 600, then we can have all three:

<table><tr><td><form action=http://www.google.com/search target=_blank><input TYPE=text name=q> <input type=submit value=Google><input type=hidden name=sitesearch value=webmasterworld.com></form></td><td><form action=http://search.yahoo.com/search target=_blank><input TYPE=text name=p> <input type=submit value=Yahoo><input type=hidden name=vs value=webmasterworld.com></form></td><td><form action=http://search.msn.com/results.aspx target=_blank><input TYPE=text name=q> <input type=submit value=MSN><input type=hidden name=q1 value=site:webmasterworld.com></form></td></tr></table>

SEOMike




msg:510380
 9:49 pm on Jan 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

This is awesome! I tweaked it a little for myself and it looks like a real integrated search bar! I added the google image, changed the button text, and the text for the options too. This looks sweet and is what I've been wanting for a long time!

GREAT post!

whoisgregg




msg:510381
 12:24 am on Jan 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

papamaku, you may want to try the iframe method [webmasterworld.com] I posted to have up to 5 search engine boxes in a single row on each page. You have to be able to host a file on a webserver somewhere -- but that should be easy for most webmasters to accomplish. :)

My only self promotion for my thread, I promise. :)

bill




msg:510382
 1:41 am on Feb 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well, the MSN search is out of beta, so you can add the full fledged version to your version of WebmasterWorld now.

MSN search for WebmasterWorld

Control Panel Edit System Prefs Custom Code Insert (Top or Bottom)

Copy & Paste: (296 characters)
<center><form method="get" action="http://search.msn.com/results.aspx" target="_blank"><input type="hidden" name="cp" value="1252" /><input type="text" name="q" size="25" /><input type="submit" value="MSN search" /><input type="hidden" name="q1" value="site:webmasterworld.com" /></form></center>

The code:
<center>
<form method="get" action="http://search.msn.com/results.aspx" target="_blank">
<input type="hidden" name="cp" value="1252" />
<input type="text" name="q" size="25" />
<input type="submit" value="MSN search" />
<input type="hidden" name="q1" value="site:webmasterworld.com" />
</form>
</center>

HughMungus




msg:510383
 11:42 pm on Feb 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

I just wish we could get search results sorted by post date.

mipapage




msg:510384
 7:02 pm on Feb 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Here's one I use, works only in Mozilla/Firefox tho. This will do a google search of WebmasterWorld via a bookmarklet.

javascript:var p;q=document.getSelection();if(!q){void(q=prompt('Webmasterworld Search...',''));p=1}else p=2;if(p==1 && q){window.location='http://www.google.com/search?q=site:www.webmasterworld.com+'+escape(q);}else void(window.open('http://www.google.com/search?q=site:www.webmasterworld.com+'+escape(q)));

Install
This works as a javascript 'linklet'. Drop this into a bookmark on your toolbar by making a new bookmark on your bookmarks toolbar. Right click the bookmark and paste the above into "location" and give the bookmark a name.

How it works
1. Simply clicking the bookmark will call a popup. Stick your search terms in and Google search results will open in the current window.

2. You can also hilite some text, and then click the bookmark. This will do a google search in a new window.

I find that this works well when I'm not in WebmasterWorld and want to do a search for something...

Sticky me if anyone has any troubles with this.

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