Great News for Site Searches!

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I've often wondered how sites allow you to search certain parts of a website, such as "Entire Site, Online Store, Books, Health and Fitness, etc." and I've always been given the answer it's probably custom created by the webmaster of those sites.

Sitelevel offers this option.

How it allows you to do this, is you create your list of places in your website and under each one you select which urls to include in the searches. For example, if you want to search my online store I would include in the online store option to search only within urls...

http://onlinestore.youcanneverbetoosm...

or you can search my health and fitness and it'll only search through urls including...

http://health.youcanneverbetoosmart.com

you can also do this without subdomains...

http: //youcanneverbetoosmart.com/onlinestore

If your current site search doesn't offer this but you'd like to, I would recommend sitelevel.

*NOTE: Although I used my site as an example, the option's not fully available yet. It's in the works!!!
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Donald

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Thanks for sharing Donald. It's one that we suggest as well.

Here's information for those who may want to add to their own site.

1. Go to siteLevel.com.
2. Fill in your email address and domain name.
3. Click Sign Up
4. Highlight the Javascript Search Box option and copy it
5. In the Site Builder drag and drop an HTML Widget onto your page. The HTML Widget is located on the content sidebar and is a little blue circle.
6. Paste the code into the dialog box and click "OK".
7. Save and preview your page to view the search box.
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Donald

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I'm having a problem with the slicing options though. When I use the options like "Entire Site, Online Store, etc." I can't seem to get the searches to work at all. They work just fine with the regular search but the slicing search doesn't seem to work, maybe I'm doing it wrong!