| PicoSearch.com is a fully professional Search HostingTM service that gives you a search engine over the Internet to search your
own website or any collection of websites. Whether you are offering
search on one site or becoming a mini web portal across many web pages,
you will help your visitors find what they're looking for, with the
benefit to you of completely controlling where they find it too. So you
will never have to lose a potential customer again.
and Save: PicoSearch is an inexpensive hosted search tool ideal for
individuals, small businesses, and nonprofits that want to incorporate
search capabilities into their Web sites but don't have the budget for
more expensive technologies like Google. Your visitors are given a
"search this site" navigation feature, just as with the big guys.
PicoSearch is easy to install, and is available free or by subscription
($249 per year) with advanced features."
major website can do without a search utility. Search utilities make
it much easier for visitors to find specific information. But building a
search engine is way beyond most Web builder's skill sets. The text on
the site has to be indexed, and a query has to be built that allows
people to drop in keywords and come up with results.
(PicoSearch will) let you add search functions to your site without a
lot of hassle... To show you how easy it is, we'll walk you through
adding a free PicoSearch to your site. While other options require you
to install some software on your server, you can set up PicoSearch on
any site, no matter who's hosting it."
SoftCart Merchants Newsletter
website today needs its own private search engine, and that's where
PicoSearch hosted search services come in. To help your users find what
they need while keeping them in your own site, PicoSearch adds
easy-to-use and easy-to-configure search boxes with many powerful
features. Your users will get SoftCart compatibility, mini-portal
capabilities, partition searching, Any/All/Phrase searching, +/-
searching, full boolean support, and more. You will get (with the paid
version) full design control to integrate with your web pages, advanced
account manager options and statistics, scheduled reindexing, precise
linking controls, tech support, and more. PicoSearch has been at this for years and is one of the great webmaster secrets."
Fortune Small Business
Only eight months after its launch, Grassroots Music, Inc.
had so many tunes for sale that customers were getting lost in the
online music retailer's electronic aisles. Company president Kirby
Trapolino quickly signed up for PicoSearch, a free search engine to help
his customers better navigate the site.
PicoSearch allows him to index the site every time he adds new
products, so new titles show up in searches immediately. Trapolino also
analyzes top search queries to see what customers are seeking and adds
those items to his inventory. "Signing up with PicoSearch was one of the best investments we've made," he says. - from article by Laurie Joan Aron for fsb.com
you know where to look, you can find a smorgasbord of free goodies for
small businesses to plug into their existing Web sites. Unless you want
your customers to wander aimlessly through your site, you'll want to add
a search function. That way, customers can quickly find what interests
them. PicoSearch indexes your pages and provides a link you can stick on
nothing worse than searching a Website for some nugget of information
and coming up empty-handed. Make sure your customers find what they're
looking for... PicoSearch makes your entire site searchable by keyword
so visitors can zoom in on what they need."
Michael Evans, Analyst/Web Designer, The National Security Archive at George Washington University -- "The National Security Archive offers an extensive online archive of
declassified government documents obtained through the Freedom of
Information Act. With PicoSearch, we have the ability to index
everything, including PDFs and specialized files, enabling us to provide
the public with a valuable tool to search through the entire online
catalog of information. PicoSearch’s fully customizable options make it
easy to suit our needs, and its usage reports and analytics tools
provide useful information for monitoring site traffic and making
Gregory Freeman, Web Administrator, AIDS Project Los Angeles -- "The AIDS Project Los Angeles web site provides the community a
wide range of information about HIV/AIDS policy, prevention
and services. What is especially useful about PicoSearch
is its ability to index PDF documents in addition to web
pages. This enables our site visitors to find the most
relevant information they need quickly and easily. The online
administrative panel also allows us to control which areas of the site
to make searchable, and I appreciate the
automatic re-indexing feature. PicoSearch has
proven to be a fast, easy and reliable search service for our
Michael S. Duncan, Executive Director, Texas Ophthalmological Association -- "My
organization is a membership association for ophthalmologists. Since
launching our site in 1997, I've been trying to find a way to give our
members search access to the archives. I tried other search programs,
but they were designed for people with their own servers and were not
customizable to fit my needs. PicoSearch allows users to search
password-protected documents, search other data formats such as Word and
PDF documents, and produces easy to use results. It also gives me
control to limit the scope of search on demand. It does everything I
need and more."
Doug Sherman, Marketing Manager Crouzet-USA.com -- "Your service has significantly improved the efficiency of our website,
and we receive several compliments a day from customers on our new
search addition. I think it would only be fair if we publically passed
this praise onto you and your team."
Greg Schmigel -- " I must say that your service (even the free service) is one of the true gems for webdesigners on the net! THANK YOU PicoSearch!!!"
Dennis McGee -- "I
have found PicoSearch to be a very reliable free search service for my
site. On the rare occasion that I've had a problem, they have responded
promptly and thoroughly to my questions. And they constantly make the
service more valuable by adding new features -- even to the free
Ann Hudspeth -- "Great service! I got
there through CNet's Web Builder Dispatch and in less than 15 minutes I
had a search engine up and running on my website! Great!"
Bert Cronican -- "Thank you so much! I love this site and service."
Ed Schneider in Arizona -- "An Excellent and Easily
Useable Search Utility! I wish to thank you for the very courteous and
prompt service. Your service is EXACTLY what we have been looking for
and I am sure will provide a superb addition to our sites. I am a
newspaper columnist here in Arizona and, because your service is so
unique and your tech support so good, I will do whatever I can to
promote the use of your service. Again I compliment you on an excellent
and easily useable search utility."
Mark Zirinsky -- "Great product! Our
website has grown so large that even though I wrote it, I can't find
stuff on it, much less our customers. Thank you for your time and
Scott Ventura -- "I was very excited to hear about
PicoSearch. I've been looking to add search to my site for a while, but
not been able to find an external search hoster. THANKS!"
Aaron in Ontario -- "I wanted to drop you a line to tell
you how thoroughly impressed I am with your service. It is fast and
professional. Installation and maintenance is a breeze. Plus, the top 20
keyword search list (more for paying accounts) is indispensable. As I
only have a fun site, the free service is perfect for me. But when I do
launch my commercial site, I know where I am going to come to purchase
my site search engine service."
Mike Lastucka -- "You guys have no idea how long I've
been searching for a good free search engine such as yours ...
unobtrusive and professionally styled, very cool service!"