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    Hi, I hope someone might be able to help me.

    I have used this FREE search engine script from http://www.bignosebird.com which is great!

    http://www.xav.com/scripts/xavatoria/

    it does free text search's through my website on keywords and descriptions as well as boolean search's. This is what I want although the only problem I am having now is to customise the Search Results Page.

    I want to have the same design to be consistant throughout the site although I can't seem to figure out how to get this to work. I know you can edit the page to a certain extent although I don't think i can make it do customised.

    Can anyone help me on this as I can't figure it out!

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    From the same site, try FDSE http://www.xav.com/scripts/search/

    Its a lot better than the site search and easier to customise (in my opinion).

    You can index you own files and it includes a spider for indexing other pages on the web.

    To customise it, just edit the header.htm and footer.htm files.

    You can see an example of how I customised it here http://www.eiretech.co.uk

    (Note: the site isn't finished and I don't expect you to understand it either!)
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    Get http://www.atomz.com search

    Its free (for under 500 pages), remotely hosted, easy to set up, fully customizable. It is the search Sitepoint uses. You can integrate it right into your site design.

    Chris

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    http://www.atomz.com search has worked well for me in the past on older sites of mine! I also recommend it
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    I just signed up for Atomz.com this afternoon and I will consider using them.

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    I can see the benefit that Atomz.com would have for some webmasters but to be quite honest it really doesn't compare to Xav's script.

    With Xav's FDSE you have total control without having to spider your site, which I tried and took a long time with Atomz. FDSE just takes seconds and is a lot more customisable.

    Also you have the ability to spider other sites and ultimately increase the "visitor value" for your site. i.e. you can spider sites with content similar in subject to your own and include it in the search if you want to.

    Views please.....
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    I've never tried XAVs script but I've had no problems with ATOMZ.

    The way that its so customizable and you can integrate it easily into your site is very good.

    As for indexing.... I have a site with over 400 heavy text pages and it takes less than 10 minutes to index it.. Seeing as how you can index a site while you're sleeping or set it to automatically do it once a week I don't see how its an issue.

    Chris

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    Hi I hope someone might be able to help me?

    I am using atomz search enigine on my site and I want to include a back to top anchor on the search results page.

    It doesn't seem to work I am using a image rollover here is an example:

    <a name="top"></a>

    This is at the top of the page and this section below is at the bottom.


    <a href="#top" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('top','','../../gif/top_dn.gif',1)">
    <img name="top" border="0" src="../../gif/top_up.gif" width="15" height="11" alt="Top of Page"></a>

    This is what happens when I click on the link:

    http://www.tulliallan.police.uk/docs/gif/#top

    which comes up with an error page.

    Can someone help explain why this is not working and perhaps know the correct path on the results page so I can include this?

    Thanks for any help!


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