Alternatives to Google
We've been using Google as our in-site search tool, similar to the way Joel uses it:
Why don't you tell your bosses to forget the product and just sell the domain name?
Is it Mulva? Dolores?
Have you checked out kartOO.com? I use it when I want to find related items. They have a site box search engine as well: http://www.kartoo.net/e/en/produits.php?d=sitebox&p=intro
Alternatives to Google may be what you're looking for, but that doesn't change the fact that people who search are going to use what *they* want, not what *you* want. It also doesn't change the fact that your name is still pornographic in some languages and any useful search engine will either filter you out along with the porn sites or include porn sites along with yours.
Oops. Somehow in all the excitement I completely overlooked the fact that you were talking about your in site search tool. Sorry for any foolishness--I'll try to read closer and think harder next time!
Try FreeFind.com. We use it on "http://www.axandra.com/news/index.htm".
Thanks Andre, FreeFind looks promising. I'll definitely check it out.
Ron, KartOO is very high-tech, but maybe too fancy for my site.
I don't know if it works on the sponsored adwords, but have you tried using google with SafeSearch switched on? I've just looked at the URLs it uses and I think it's controlled using &safe=active.
What web server are you using?
So, maybe you should write to Google and suggest that they base their ads on the location of the requesting IP address? Helps them, helps you, I can't see how they can complain.
Check out http://www.boost.org/
Rhys: We are using IIS.
Oren, that looks like the Google setup that we are currently using. If you type a word into it, like fedora, you'll see lots of hat advertisements. We were getting porn ads, but with R1ch's suggestion of adding &safe=active (actually we used <input type="hidden" name="safe" value="added">) we get the same results but without porn.
I meant <input type="hidden" name="safe" value="active">. :-)
I don't know if you want a free one, but if you are okay with paid one, we use dtSearch ( http://www.dtsearch.com ) on our web site. Works great with IIS, indexes pdfs etc. Very customizable. We have been very happy with it.
When I use domains= and sitesearch= on Google, I do not get ads keyed off of the domain name. So people should only see those porn ads if they search for your company name, not if they search for something in a site search.
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