Search engine is an implement or a tool that assists the web users to find information and details on a given subject from billions of pages existing in the web. Browsers have to be specific and ask the search engine exactly what they are looking for to make the most effective use of search engine. This also ensures that the browser obtains relevant results. Implementing a hosted website search engine helps in improving site navigation while it also guarantees a more productive user experience. All that a website owner has to do is to make the website search friendly by inserting a few lines of HTML code that is provided by search engine once the owner subscribes for this facility. The HTML code displays a search box on the website that enables the web visitors to search contents of the site exclusively. The cache features in the search engine automatically highlights the user search terms directly within the pages of the site.
Having the search terms highlighted within the actual matching document on the owner’s website significantly enhances the effectiveness of search solution. This allows web visitors to easily locate the information they were searching for in the web pages. Fusion Bot is one of the remotely hosted solutions that preserve the cached copy of the website’s HTML pages which had been attained during crawling of the site. The search results display a cache link to the Internet browser and when clicked upon it displays the “cached copy” of the web page that matches the browser’s highlighted search term. In this manner the web visitors immediately knows whether their matching terms exists within the web pages, thereby providing a more efficient search experience.
The basic eleven elements within the text content like title, description, body, rank, URL, size, date, icon, nearest anchor tag, cache and preview makeup the context of the search results. Excluding the title, the rest of the elements are allowed by Fusion Bot to “turn off” or “turn on”. To facilitate the process of locating exactly the search term one is looking for, it is best to try the links listed at the bottom of the web page. Browsing the website and using the site index also helps. This technique can also be used if one is aware of the subject one is looking for but is not sure about its location on the website. When any web user is interested in conducting a full text search throughout the entire website, utilizing the search engine facilities of Google, Yahoo, MSN and others has proven to be highly beneficial. Often the site index does not provide the scientific names hence and under such circumstances search engines help in finding specific types of information.
Some guidelines that improve search results are outlined below:
- It is more effective when web users use the singular form of a search word rather than plural.
- If the user is unsure about the spelling of a word then use the spelling helper by typing out the first few letters.
- Choosing specific words for the subject one is looking for helps else unwanted pages may appear.
- One finds fewer but more specific pages if the “exact words only” box page is checked.
- If the web user requires more technical information it is best to use scientific names.
A more comprehensive search result can be obtained by combining the information of several search engines. This also saves the user from using multiple search engines individually.