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Internal Search Engine for Website

Anyone know a good solution for a search engine withing your website?



10:02 pm on Jun 1, 2012 (gmt 0)

Currently our website is using an internal Google Search Engine, but our results have been terrible as of late. The search is one of the main focus' of the website and right now isn't working out.

Does anyone know of any other solutions for search?

Also this website is built in .net if that matters to anyone.


7:57 am on Jun 2, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I recently added Zoomsearch from Wrensoft to a client's website and it works very well. I bought the professional edition for $99 and I am very pleased with it.


2:37 pm on Jun 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the response!


5:55 am on Jun 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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

It may be worth mentioning that Getwebsitesearch is a hosted solution, which costs at least $49 per month. Zoomsearch is a stand alone application that requires only a single payment of $99 and it will do all that Getwebsitesearch does.


8:49 am on Jun 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Another vote for Zoomsearch. Exactly what I needed, at the price of approx. 2-3 months of a hosted service. Besides, any hosted solution is bound to have downtime at some point, and they tend to be (much) slower. I use the PHP version of Zoomsearch while the index is manageable, and for convenience, but I can easily switch to the CGI version to improve performance when I begin to need it. And licenses are provided on a per-computer basis, so as long as you run the indexer on a single computer, you can deploy search on as many sites as you like. I've tried pretty much every other solution available, there's no better bang for your buck. I understand there's a new release coming soon, which will allow you to deploy the indexer on a Linux machine.


4:58 pm on Jun 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

Come to think of it I don't know if a normal search engine would work. We're basically in a niche and the search engine is the main focus of the website. The search engine needs to find different stores or sub domains, instead of finding a certain file. Anyone have any thoughts on this or would it still work the same?


11:09 pm on Jun 5, 2012 (gmt 0)

I've used phpdig in the past and as a free solution its not too bad


6:01 pm on Jun 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I can vouch for Fluid Dynamics, free and works well for medium sized sites.

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