Include Guests in your search engine and become a mini Web Portal!
PicoSearch started out as just a way to index and search your own website, but it also has grown. In addition to giving you multiple entry points for your own website(s), PicoSearch now offers tools to search across many sites in precision ways. The techniques now include Guest URLs and Portal Lists, and using them can indeed make your search engine become an efficient mini web portal for the special interest topics which you control.
As examples only, imagine being able to do any or all of the following NOW:
We're giving you unprecedented controls for building multi-site search engines, so go wild! Information clearinghouses, webrings, and special interest groups can all use PicoSearch to give fast search and entry to a hand-picked subset of the internet. Best of all, though paying accounts can make greater use of these features with their unlimited entry points, even Free accounts with 3 entry points can start using Guest URLs and Portal Lists right away!
Include a friend's site in your search engine, but only the first 100 pages of his best directory.
Balance the pages of all of your sites to fill up your maximum page allowance precisely.
Offer keyword search into the homepages of 1000 of your favorite URLs!
Take requests to be included in your search engine, but never at the expense of your own site being fully searchable.
For more information on how to use these unprecedented controls, see your Entry Points and Portal List sections under the Indexing Topic in your Account Manager. Enjoy!