There are times when you need to help PicoSearch find the links or text that you want to be searched.
ADDING LINKS: For example, PicoSearch will find most
you really like, and you become distressed to discover that PicoSearch
doesn't follow the page links. That's because PicoSearch is first and
foremost an HTML indexer, and while HTML syntax is very clear for it to
follow, the latest fads in script tricks can vary a lot in format. So
to help PicoSearch (and any other search engine) find your page links,
you could make a Site Map page using standard HTML, giving that as
another entry point for PicoSearch and then reindex. Or you could add
little plain html links to the bottom of your pages (always a good idea
PicoSearch's Portal List feature to sample a page of links, or you could keep adding entry points in
your account manager (a paying account gets unlimited entry points).
Lastly, you could use the special ADDSEARCHLINKS tag described below.
ADDING TEXT: In the case of adding extra text to a
document, you may wish to stuff a document with synonyms, spelling
variations, and keywords at critical points so as to grab the searcher's
attention. Note that Professional and Premium accounts get a User
Synonyms entry box in the account manager, and that will apply to all
pages and all queries. For just one page, you can always add more
searchable terms to the title, meta description, or meta keywords. You
can turn on/off those search options and displays in your account
manager (see the Index Modes and Configure Results). But by using the
ADDSEARCHTEXT tag, you can also add more searchable terms to the main
text "invisibly", without actually cluttering the reader's view. This
would be a similar trick to using meta tags, but customized just for
PicoSearch so that the concordance would show all the terms in place.
See the tag below, and for more tips try this FAQ on influencing searches.
Use the following comments to invisibly add extra links
and text to PicoSearch during the indexing process. These lines can be
added anywhere within the BODY of your HTML document, so you can
maintain your additions alongside the content they reflect. Also, they
are specific to PicoSearch, so they will not affect your listing in
general web search engines like Altavista. Added links will ensure that your documents are found regardless of your hyperlinking techniques. Added text will appear in parantheses in the concordance lines as a cue to your
readers that this is extra paranthetical content, not to be seen on the
page. The statements should not contain carriage returns - ie. keep them
on one line, and start new statements if you want to "prettify" your
HTML with lots of newlines.
<!-- ADDSEARCHLINKS link1.html link2.html -->
<!-- ADDSEARCHTEXT internet intranet web -->