Mac app to create local web site search?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Wintermute121, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Wintermute121 macrumors newbie

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    Aug 16, 2011
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    Hello guys,

    I have a few small web sites built completely from static pages - no CMS (yeah, that's oldskool :) ).

    I’d now like to add site search to these sites – i.e. a local search engine that will allow a visitor to search the HTML pages of this site. If it could also index PDF and Word documents on those sites, even better.

    Now Google Site Search and other commercial, web-based services are simply too expensive for these non-commercial projects, so I'd like to use an installable, binary software for spidering and creating indexes for these sites.

    I have found some products that will create a search feature/index for a web site, but they are Windows only: http://wrensoft.com/zoom/ + http://www.searchmakerpro.com/

    Does anyone know about Mac apps doing the same (i.e., build a search index for a site and make it available to site visitors using some JavaScript)? I haven't found anything so far.

    Thank you!
     
  2. interrobang macrumors 6502

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    May 25, 2011
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    Google Custom Search (not Site Search) is free. It does show ads on the results pages, though. (You can even get money from that advertising, though you probably won't get much if you have few visitors.)

    If the site is for a 501(c)(3) non-profit, university, or government agency, then you can hide the ads.
     

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