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Bing site search over my sites - HOW TO please
xcoder




msg:4510321
 3:41 am on Oct 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

I need a simple bing site-search box to replace the google site search boxes over my websites.

I've spent more then 2 hours trying to find information on this (relatively trivial) topic yet all i can find is a dead end with a "discontinued" notice. However, i did notice bing site-search live and well on a number of other websites i often visit.

Can someone please point me in the right direction.

Some sample code would be highly appreciated too.

P.S.
Approx > 2000 queries per month

Thanks

 

lucy24




msg:4510329
 5:22 am on Oct 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

Well, you could swipe the code this site uses, substituting your own site name and, ahem, inserting quotation marks and adjusting capitalization as appropriate ;) Not technically a site search, but your users may not care.

<form action=http://www.bing.com/results.aspx target=_blank><input TYPE=text name="q" size="50"> <input type=submit value="Bing!"><input type=hidden name=q1 value=site:example.com></form>

I assume you found the pages about the Bing Search API, made for www sites using-- it says here [datamarket.azure.com]-- XML or JSON. It's all so much Hungarian to me.

xcoder




msg:4510332
 6:03 am on Oct 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thank you so much Lucy!

P.S.
I think I'm in love :)

P.S.S
Microsoft search department must be out of their mind to make such trivial topic so hard to find information on, and most importantly, sooooo complicated for webmasters to deploy.... knock, knock bing guys...what are you guys smoking?......time to wake up!

ken_b




msg:4510398
 1:29 pm on Oct 21, 2012 (gmt 0)

Have you thought about using the Yahoo! seearch?

Yahoo! Search Box Code [search.yahoo.com]

xcoder




msg:4510727
 10:59 am on Oct 22, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thanks ken

Spot on!

The only problem i see with yahoo search is that they don't have enough of my pages indexed. I guess the next question is how do i get them to index the entire site.

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