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FAQ: Additional Search Tools for WebmasterWorld

add Google, Yahoo, AlltheWeb, Gigablast

   
2:23 am on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



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.

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

WebmasterWorld Administrator coopster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



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!

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

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Wow, good stuff bill. Thanks a bunch! :)
11:18 am on Dec 3, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member trillianjedi is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



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

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

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Thank you very much bill!
1:16 am on Dec 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks!

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

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

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I wonder if this post could be "libraried"?

Woz

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

WebmasterWorld Senior Member woz is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Good idea vkaryl, consider it done.

Onya
Woz

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

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*plink* bookmarked

Really handy bill, thanks a load :)

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

WebmasterWorld Administrator brett_tabke is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Iframe solution handy? ;)
8:56 pm on Dec 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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

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

Regards

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

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jab_creations is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



All I can say is ... NICE!
8:59 am on Jan 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



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

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Been using the Google one for well over a year now, may try the Yahoo one out... didn't think of that :)
2:19 pm on Jan 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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

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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!

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

WebmasterWorld Senior Member whoisgregg is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



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. :)

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

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



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

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I just wish we could get search results sorted by post date.
7:02 pm on Feb 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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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.