- customizable resultsMay 21, 2001 by Philip Stripling
Thorough description of the experience of installing and running the FreeFind
search engine and coverage of the features. High points include the speed
of signup response by email, associated features such as site map and content
monitors, clear directions, excellent results customizing options, quick crawling
and indexing of sites and reasonable results. Problems were: default query
requiring all search terms matched does not indicate how many other pages
have some search terms; result pages do not have links back to the originating
site by default; banner ads with transparent backgrounds can look ugly on
colored pages; search result items show extract text from the top of the pages
rather than more useful content; search reports are "rather basic".
Site SearchPC Magazine, January 31, 2001 by Troy Dreier
Describes features of Atomz Search with praise for
indexing, search forms, relevant results pages, hit highlighting and customization.
Would prefer more reporting archives. For free search for sites over 500 pages,
recommends FreeFind, praising its indexing scheduling and notification,
What's New page, and emailed simple search reports, but faults its many wizard
screens and problems with search results.
SearchTools Review of Remote
Search ServicesSeptember 27, 1999 (updated October 2, 2000) by Avi
Rappoport Thorough discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of using remote
search services, how well their indexing robots handle standards and links,
search and relevance ranking features, search features, results customization,
maintenance and reporting.
Search Tools Consulting's principal analyst, Avi Rappoport, may be available to help you with selection, indexing and search log analysis, as well as relevance evaluation, user experience testing, and functional search engine work. Please contact us for more information.