...you can customize search results based on the content of your website. Simply fill out a profile based on your site's content, generate the search box HTML, and then paste this HTML into your pages. Users who search from this search box will have the option to "flavor" their results based on the profile you've created.
I have a couple of user group related directories, e.g. "find your local widget user group" - my whole raison d'etre for those sites is to "drive the visitor away" - to their nearest user group. They've been up before affiliate marketing was invented :)
I plonked the new SiteSearch on them before I read about this one, but I agree that the two combined would be more useful.
bpresent- I mean that it's coming up with relevant results for niche searches that normally come up with spam and irrelevant sites. Users have commented on it's accuracy. I have no reason to keep them on my site as I said it's non profit.
In most cases, changing the customization setting to adjust the ordering of results has a positive effect on relevancy, because the changes are based on the content of the site from which you did your search. Sometimes it doesn't work that way. We're still ironing out the kinks in this beta test product and encourage you to give us feedback.
Is this an algirithmic fine tuning excercise at thier end?