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Multiple Site Search?

Thread began 10/20/2011 2:01 am by jenmerie431472 | Last modified 10/31/2011 4:10 pm by Jason Byrnes | 2590 views | 15 replies |

jenmerie431472

Multiple Site Search?

Hello,

First, I just want to thank you for creating this application to help the less programming savvy. I also appreciate that this tool is free. (Going to recommend this site to friends!)

I was able to successfully create the search engine, but I was wondering if there was a way to search more than one site. Let's say for instance, I have two webpages covering two different topics (on seperate domains), but I want the user to be able to search both and only those two?

I'm pretty sure I can't add a second link in the Wizard, but I did open up the javascript file. I saw the variable bing_sites , is there a way to add another link there somehow? I tried everything, I even went as far as creating another variable called bing_sites2. I went to the encodeURIComponent section and added my second variable in the parenthesis with a + and it still didn't work.

I would really appreciate help on this one. Thank you!!!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

in the webassist/bing/bing_search_tk.js file, you would need to edit the bing sites variable to include the second domain using an OR separator, for example:

var Bing_sites = "www.yourdomain.com";

would need to be changed to:
var Bing_sites = "www.yourdomain.com OR site:www.yourOtherDomain.com";

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info396563

Hi Jason

Can you add multiple websites via this method so that there will be search results from more than one website?

Thanks

Scott

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yes, you can add more OR site:newdomain to add more sites to the search.

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jenmerie431472

Thanks for the info!!

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jenmerie431472

Quick Question..

I added it the way you suggested, It does include both sites when I search, but it doesn't seem to search for the keyword. It displays results, but its not the results I searched for. Any suggestions? Thanks again!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

are you sure it's not the results you searched for? The Bing Search engines searches on the page content, the pages meta keywords tag, the pages description tag and the title.


Can you send a link where i can test this? What is the search term you are using?

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info396563

Just so I can understand this properly, if I change the JavaScript to read like the example below this would then provide search information on those sites on my search results page?

var Bing_sites = "www.bbc.co.uk OR site:www.sky.com OR site:www.webassist.com";

Thanks

Scott

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yes, that is correct Scott.

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info396563

Thanks Jason

regards

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