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Make google use your internal search
Don't really know how to call it

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Msg#: 3722570 posted 12:27 am on Aug 14, 2008 (gmt 0)
Hey guys, I don't know how to call it, but I want to do this:
I have a website in PHP that I coded my own search engine, that searches directly from the DB, something like 16 tables at once.
The URL is like www.site.com/Search/?term=#*$!xx for my own search
What I want to know is, if there's any way I ask google to use it's search term on my internal site and display the results?
Like, the search on google is "abnormal transportation", then it passes the text "abnormal transportation" to my internal search, and display the results, like www.site.com/search/?term=abnormal%20transportation ?
Is it possible? If it already exists, what's the name of this technique?




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Msg#: 3722570 posted 6:49 pm on Aug 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

I'm not sure this is what you've described, but if you're looking to use Google's search results on your site, run a search for "google custom search"


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Msg#: 3722570 posted 11:14 pm on Aug 17, 2008 (gmt 0)

nope, I wan't that is already using google to search a term, to use the same term on my website internal search


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Msg#: 3722570 posted 11:25 am on Aug 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

Google wont do that, they want people to use *their* search engine, so they can display ads on the results.

You could maybe strip the search terms out of the referrer, and then feed those into your search engine. But it means people will see different content to what Google sees, which isnt a good idea

Youd be better off spending the time to get your site indexed by google, so that google searches take them to the right page anyway


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Msg#: 3722570 posted 9:38 am on Sep 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

Just clarifying, is the following what you want?

If someone does a search on your site you want them to get:-

one lot of results from your own internal search
another lot of results from a google search using the same terms

Am I right?

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