Search for Your Site
if Google, the most popular Internet search engine, provided a search
index just for your site?
And what if it were free?
Google does provide free search engines for University Web sites.
They are relatively easy to configure, and once an index is set
up, it is maintenance-free.
to https://services.google.com/publicservice/login to create your own index. You will need to "sign up" to
establish a password. Then log in and follow Google's instructions.
notes on this search service:
provides the main WSU search on the WSU home page (and elsewhere).
If you want a search for the entire university, I recommend copying
the below code and pasting it into your page's source code:
<form method=GET action=http://www.google.com/u/washingtonstateuniversity>
<b><font face="Arial, Verdana, Helvetica, Sans Serif">Search
<input type=text name=q size=20 maxlength=200 value="">
<input type=submit name=sa value="Search">
you want a search for your site alone, such as http://mysite.wsu.edu/,
then you need to establish your own search index. Go to the link
you want a search engine for two or more WSU sites (such as http://mysite.wsu.edu/
and http://yoursite.wsu.edu/), Google does not currently allow you
to selectively combine sites, so you're out of luck (in terms of
using Google). You can do one site, or all WSU sites, but you can't
selectively choose sites.
says it re-indexes every 30 days. Search engines are frequently
optimistic on their re-indexing claims. If you added new material,
and definitely want it indexed more quickly, then submit
the page to Google.