search engine

hat is the most cost effective way of adding a search engine to
                                    my website?

 I am aware that there are  free ones available, but they tend to
 contain a link to the site they came from, or the search results are
displayed on their site. This of course means that the whole colour scheme of your site changes to theirs on the results page.  I don't mind paying a small amount  for a system.

                                    Any ideas


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Java is not very good if your site is large, but it can work. See my post answering your question in the HTML section in detail.

Tom Carpenter
you should look into perl.  Go to any perl site and there are free perl search engines.  Perl is the fastest text searching and parsing language on the web.

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There are some freebe's available at
if you are wanting to search through your html pages.
If you want to establish a searchable list try the stuff at

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