PicoSearch, the pioneer in advanced hosted site search services, announced the launch of its new Direct Search feature, enabling programmers to tailor their search results to point users to a specific web page on their site when they query certain terms.
In keeping with the PicoSearch practice of giving programmers the utmost flexibility, Direct Search also has several search-specific capabilities that are designed to provide the most accurate and efficient search results possible. Programmers can set conditional search rules by using wildcards, or variations of the queried term to match the userâ€™s searches. For example, if an online shopper wanted to be directed to a page of hats, then a programmer for an e-commerce site can set rules so that the words â€œhat,â€ â€œhatsâ€ and â€œcapsâ€ all direct the shopper to the same page that displays hats. Also, by making the rule conditional, the shopper is immediately directed to the best hats page in the context of the original search.
Originally posted on September 29, 2008 @ 10:41 am