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Looking for a meta search engine script

Discussion in 'All Other Search Engines' started by Jimbob1989, Nov 5, 2006.

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    Hey all,

    Hope this is in the right place...

    I've been reading up a little bit and I've been trying to find a script that works as a meta search engine, allowing me to search multiple search engines and place the results in one form.

    Using a virtual database instead of a physical one would be easiest, so maybe using RSS feeds or something...

    I had a quick look in google and found a few payed scripts, but I wondered if one existed for free, which was customisable.

    If not free, can anyone make recommendations as I might have a bit more money to hand in a few weeks.

    I'm looking into making a kind of media portal and I wanted the option to have my own search engine.

    Thanks a lot for your help.

    Regards.
     
    Jimbob1989, Nov 5, 2006 IP
  2. TVCokeCan

    TVCokeCan Peon

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    I personally don't know any free ones. Try these:

    biznetic.com
    http://chatologica.com/site/FMSE.php

    However if you wish just PM and I shall make you a custom search engine using my search engines database for free. {no adverts needed ect}
     
    TVCokeCan, Nov 5, 2006 IP
  3. Jimbob1989

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    I've come accross one or two, like this K-Search, but its $69 and you have to pay by credit card instead of paypal :(

    http://turn-k.net/k-search

    Basically, I'm after a script that will merge the search results of different search results and allow me to add my sponsors, like this K-search, but it doesn't look like I can do this for cheap :(
     
    Jimbob1989, Nov 8, 2006 IP
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    EGS Notable Member

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    There's PHP Dig...and it's free. :D
     
    EGS, Nov 8, 2006 IP
  5. TVCokeCan

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    PHPDig is not really a Meta search is it EGS? I mean it is a small site crawler. I may be wrong, correct me if I am!
     
    TVCokeCan, Nov 8, 2006 IP
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  7. Jimbob1989

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    Any other suggestions?
     
    Jimbob1989, Nov 9, 2006 IP
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    I've just had a look at the K-Search product - looks great.

    Does anyone have any experience with this?
     
    Brian_Corrigan, Nov 9, 2006 IP
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    If I wanted to just display a search engine, instead of a meta search engine, I've been looking into google api, etc and I was wondering if that would be easier and if they were any premade scripts to make it easier?
     
    Jimbob1989, Nov 10, 2006 IP
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    I think it is.. :confused:
    Why wouldn't it be? It indexes and ranks sites based on meta tags. Isn't that what a meta search engine is? :)
     
    EGS, Nov 10, 2006 IP
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    Nope. I can't work out if your joking. If not, a Meta Search is a search engine that searchs lots of search engines at onc,e eg yahoo and google!
     
    TVCokeCan, Nov 10, 2006 IP
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    my advice dont pay for any.

    there are plenty of free good ones around. There was one mentioned a while ago in this forum i will hunt for it an PM you

    cheers
     
    jesterx, Nov 10, 2006 IP
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    There are some nice solutions here. Do these scripts use the Google co-op API?
     
    Emperor, Nov 11, 2006 IP
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    anyone know the legality of building a search portal around one of these scripts that scapes results from the top search engines?
     
    amedhussaini, Nov 18, 2006 IP
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    I have a search engine from extremecorporate.com (executive edition (cost 480$) ) and I am selling it ONLY FOR $150, you can check their demo at www.extremecorporate.com
    This version doesn't includes videos search If you are interest PM
     
    blue_angel, Nov 18, 2006 IP