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3dpan
01-16-2008, 03:05 PM
Just wondering how you managed to incorporate the Google search engine into the forum search feature.
It's a good idea, just wondering how.

Cheers,
Alec

tspore
01-16-2008, 05:37 PM
Hey Alec,
What I did was I have a google adsense account and to have google search. I then integrated the search into the forum. There intent was to sell ads, but really it makes a great site search tool. So I am quite pleased with it.

3dpan
01-16-2008, 05:52 PM
Thanks Tony,

Our local (NZ) auction site, an eBay wannabe, has an absolutely hopeless search function so I assume they could incorporate Google the same way.

Cheers,
Alec

tspore
01-16-2008, 06:24 PM
I am sure that they could. If they need any help. I can give some direction.
If it was hard to do what I did, I would not have done it.

Basically -
Made a sitemap - that get submitted to google.
signed up for google adsense account
Within the adsense account there is adsense for searches.
Posted the java / php or whatever it was into the site.
Plain as Jane.