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Bing site search over my sites - HOW TO please



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.

Approx > 2000 queries per month



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

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lucy24 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time Top Contributors Of The Month

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.


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

Thank you so much Lucy!

I think I'm in love :)

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!


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

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

Have you thought about using the Yahoo! seearch?

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


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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