Nancy’s post for today is found at Web-World Watch and is on the topic of website search engines. Read her review of FreeFind.
Nancy’s post for today is found at Web-World Watch and is on the topic of the FreeFind search engine that spiders your blog or website and can be skinned seamlessly to match your site.
Many of the websites we design are large enough that we really need to provide more than a sitemap for readers to be able to find what they want. I have found that FreeFind is a super online search engine that will spider and return content for searches on your own website. What I like most about FreeFind is that for $5 a month for under 250 pages I can skin the search pages to match any site seamlessly.
What’s the point of having a search engine if you are showing ads or showing Google’s name at the top? On sites I design I like to keep the brand and not showcase another’s brand. I have reviewed several online website search utilities and have found that I like FreeFind best for my needs.
I use FreeFind on my own website and blog and have implemented it for other sites across the web. I pay $108 per year for FreeFind to spider my blog, PDF files, and all my 488 web pages. When someone enters a search query on my site, they are supplied back pages on a page that looks identical to my website ranking pages in my own site on that topic.
FreeFind is easy to use. You can set spider frequency, upload a custom template, configure results to weight pages as more important, and even block the FreeFind spider from files or directories.
I find FreeFind a good value and perfect for my needs.