To create a searchable database, simply go to the search engines administration page located at http://www.netutilities.com/members/search, and enter the name of the searchable database in the top input field. Then hit "Create It!", and your searchable database will be activated.Adding Sites To A Search Database
To add a site to one of your searchable databases, go to the Members page located at http://www.netutilities.com/members, and enter the name of the database you want to add a site to in the input field located under "Search Engines". Then, hit "Go To Admin Page!", and you will be transferred to the search engine administration page. Next, enter the URL to be added in the first text input field under the big heading "Add Site To Search Database". After you do this, you will have the additional options of adding a title, keywords, and a description. To add these parameters, enter them under the same heading, using the field with Title before it, the field with Keywords before it, and the text area box with the text, "Description" above it. Separate the keywords with commas. Keywords are not displayed when a site is listed, but are used only for the inclusion/placement of a site in a list. Because the search engine will seek titles, keywords, and descriptions that contain the user's search word(s) in the order of which site has the most occurrences of the search word(s) (listed first) down to the one with the least number of matches (listed last), keywords can play a very important role in determining where and if the site will appear when a visitor does a search.Editing/Deleting Search Entries
After you have created a search engine and added some entries to it, visitors will be able to search your database, and get a list of URLs, titles, and descriptions of all matching items (listed 10 at a time) if their search resulted in matches or a message saying their search did not match any sites if no matches were found.How To Search
Any search embedded in double quotes is taken as a keyword in itself. If you want all keywords that you enter to be matched, separate your words/letters by the word 'and'. (e.g. a and b searches for the letters a and b.) Words/letters separated by commas, spaces, or the word 'or' are treated as individual keywords, and all sites that have any one of the keywords will be displayed. You can use a combination of and's, or's, and double quotes in your search, but and's are read before or's (e.g. a and b or c and d or e or f forces the search engine to pick out sites containing the letters a, b, c, d, and either e or f).A Quick Side Note
If you have any problems with one of your search engines, the error message that is displayed should provide adequate information about the nature of the problem. If you receive an error that says that some file/folder cannot be opened/created/written to, please inform email@example.com of the file/folder that cannot be opened. If the error says that no database name/url was supplied, make sure that you have selected a database in the area that you are working in. (e.g. If you want to add a site, make sure that the database is selected directly below the words, "Add Site To Search Database!".) If you get an error saying that the URL was not found on the database when you are attempting to edit/delete one, make sure you selected a URL from the selection list right next to the text, "Current URL:". If the error says that no webmaster/search engine name was supplied for the searchable database when you are attempting to access it, make sure that ?webmaster=login&name=database_name appears at the end of the URL. Many if not all of the other errors should be able to be solved by actually creating the searchable databases, which are case sensitive. (e.g. Search will not search on the database, search.)
If this troubleshooting paragraph does not solve your problem, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following is a sample of the link that you will receive after putting the search code on your page. (The link takes you to an active sample searchable database containing information on some of the sites located at Netutilities.com.):