Once you have provided us with the following confidential
information about you and your web site, then we can begin building
your own PicoSearch search engine. You can start with a FREE account, or pay anytime for a Professional or Premium account with many more features. Any problems, just contact us!
Now please give us 1, 2, or 3 entry points to your web pages. Just 1 URL for the homepage is enough for most sites, but it must be
the real URL that is used in your links. PicoSearch stays under the
entry points, so you need a different one for every website or
redirected link (paying accounts get unlimited entry points). Don't
worry though, you can always fix problems later and ask us questions
after getting an account number. Password protected directories will not work for sign-up, but can be configured later in the account manager.
Enter at least 1 fully-qualified URL to your website. Directories must end in forward slash like http://www.site.com/subdir/ or else you'll include extra directories.
PicoSearch Indexer will collect all your linked website documents, just
like a visitor would find. Then you can try your PicoSearch Free
account, complete with many customizing abilities. Or you can upgrade
anytime to a Professional or Premium account for no advertisements,
higher indexing limits, and complete templated control.
Explain: entry points - indexers - fully-qualified URL
Now please tell us how you would like to limit the following of links from your website (also known as spidering).
Don't Worry if PicoSearch doesn't find all of your documents the first
time. The goal here is to get your account started - more advanced tools
will come later to refine your search engine as needed.
Directory Level Restriction (default)
Appropriate for most web-hosted sites. Only links at or below
the level of the entry point will be followed for indexing.
Server Level Restriction
Good for distinguishing beteween multiple servers. Only links
on the machine of the entry point will be followed for indexing, such as
http://ThisServer.MyDomain.com but not http://ThatServer.MyDomain.com.
Domain Level Restriction
Widest link following. All links off of the entry point will
be followed, such as both http://ThisServer.MyDomain.com and
Now you get to choose whether to
index in your browser or in the background! If you have a small site and
a good connection, you can index online in your browser to see that
each document gets collected. But we recommend that if you have a big
site, a slow dial-up, or intermittent internet problems, you should
choose background indexing to do the work off-line. Paying accounts
will get a full Indexing Log to look at anytime.
Build Off-line (default)
And send me an email when my index is done.
So I can watch my documents being collected.
don't ask for much for our free search engines, so we appreciate any
feedback, and it could lead to benefits in PicoSearch for you.
Where did you hear about us?
Hoster: "self", or host company's name?
Your site's main purpose (interesting, check yourself!)
Check: I agree to the terms of the PicoSearch license