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Re: Probably dumb newbie question.

From: Nic Gibson <nicg(at)>
Date: Fri Aug 27 2004 - 14:09:37 GMT
On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 07:02:54AM -0700, Bill Moseley wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 27, 2004 at 06:58:01AM +0100, Nic Gibson wrote:
> > 	<a href='....'>Some Text Here</a>
> > 
> > The 'Some Text Here' is being indexed. I think this is almost certainly 
> > normal.
> > 
> > This leads to another question. Is there is a simple way to stop
> > SWISH-E indexing this content as it makes the results a little
> > weird.  As an example, browsing to
> > and entering 'Magnus' as the
> > search string in the dialog will bring back the appropriate article
> > plus every page that links to it.
> As mpeters suggested, "IgnoreMetaTags a" will work.  But it's the
> wrong thing to do, IMO.  I think people want to be able to search for
> any text on the page.  If "Magnus" happens to be on all those pages
> because it's on that side menu then the correct thing is probably to
> wrap non-content parts (like a side menu) in <!-- noindex ---> ...
> <!-- index --> sections.

I would actually agree with you on the search results. However, the 
client doesn't!. I think the <!-- noindex --> ... approach is probably
the way for me to go as the entire site is dynamically generated. 
And... I really should have thought of it.

> The other common technique is to supply a snippet of text along with
> your search results so people can see the context of the search word
> found in each result.

Yes - this will be happening sometime over the next few days - the
site is still very much under development.

Thanks again for your help. 

This is the second project I've used swish-e on. This time I might
even be able to get the client to allow a reference to that fact.
The other project was entirely dynamic in such a way as to not required
spidering at all so this is my first experience with spidering with
swish-e. I'm very pleased with the ease with which I've been able to 
get it going.


nic gibson
when she smiles my way, my eyes go out in vain
Received on Fri Aug 27 07:13:35 2004