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Remote Search Hosting Services

Remote searchers will crawl your site and store your info in an index on their server. When someone enters a query in the search form on your site, the link points at the search engine host. It receives the query, does the lookup in the index, formats the results, and sends them back in an HTML form with links directly to the pages on your site.

Some services provide simple, straightforward searches, while others offer powerful advanced search functions such as proximity operators (NEAR), date-range searching, and control of the results formats. Some are free and supported by advertising, others charge by the page, by the search or monthly.

Remote search services do not require any programming or local access to the web server. They act like standard robot spiders, following links on your site, rather than using the local file system. For hosted sites with limited server access, these services are an excellent option.

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