Search Engine

Search Engine Overview

 

The Search Engine Options allows you to install the WebGlimpse Search Engine on your site.  This tool allows users to perform searches for content on your site.

 

Once the search engine is installed, configured and indexed, it will be available on an HTML page located on your site. You will need to manually (using your web site creation tool of choice) create links to the WebGlimpse HTML page.

 

Installing the Search Engine

 

 

How To Install WebGlimpse on Your Site:

 

1.             From the Control Panel, select the Search Engine icon.  If WebGlimpse is not installed on your site, the Search Engine Manager displays a message indicating that WebGlimpse is not yet installed.

 

 

2.             Select the Install WebGlimpse button.  A message appears indicating that WebGlimpse will be installed on your site within approximately ten minutes.

 


Configuring the Search Engine for Your Site

 

The Search Engine Manager allows you to specify the types of files you would like to index on your site.  It is common practice to have search engines only index content files; images and program files are typically not indexed.

 

 

How To Configure the Search Engine:

 

1.             From the Search Engine Manager, select the Directory Administration button.  Instructions for changing the searchable directories on your site display.

 

 

2.             You can eliminate specific types of files from being accessed by your search engine by including the following command in the Edit the file here text box: Deny \.extension where extension is the extension for the file type you want to prevent being indexed.

 


 

 

3.             You can eliminate specific directories from being accessed by your search engine by including the following command in the Edit the file here text box: Deny /directoryname where directoryname is the name of the directory you want to prevent being indexed.

 

4.             When all of your changes have been made, click on the Save button.

 

5.             Select the Search Engine Main Menu link to return to the Search Engine Manager.

 

Re-Indexing Your Site with the Search Engine

 

When you install WebGlimpse, it automatically creates an index of your site.  If you make changes to your site (like adding pages), or change the configuration (as done in the above procedure) you will need to re-index the site so that all new changes are reflected in the WebGlimpse index.  This helps to ensure that WebGlimpse returns accurate, up-to-date search results when users perform searches on your site.

 

 

How To Re-Index Your Site:

 

1.             From the Search Engine Manager, select the ReIndex Web Pages button.  The web pages on your site will automatically be re-indexed and a page of the results from that re-indexing appears.

 

 

 

2.             Review the output.  Select the Back to Search Engine Manager link at the bottom of the page.

 

Testing the Search Engine

 

Once the Search Engine has been installed and configured on your site, you may wish to test it to make sure it is functioning correctly.

 

 

How To Test the Search Engine on Your Site:

 

1.             From the Search Engine Manager, select the link to the file on your site under the section 4) Test using your new search engine.  A new page appears featuring the WebGlimpse search engine tool for your site.

 

 

 

2.             Try testing the utility by entering a search string for a piece of text you know to be in a file on your site.  Click on the Submit button.  A results page appears.  You can try changing the various settings available in the WebGlimpse tool, then performing other searches to verify how those settings affect the search.

 

Removing the Search Engine

 

 

How To Remove WebGlimpse from Your Site:

 

1.             From the Control Panel, select the Search Engine icon.  If Web Glimpse is installed on your site, the Search Engine Manager displays indicating WebGlimpse is installed.

 

 

2.             Click on the Remove WebGlimpse button.  A message appears indicating that WebGlimpse will be removed from your site within approximately ten minutes.