Tuesday, January 17, 2006

SharePoint BlogSearch Update

I have updated SharePoint BlogSearch with a bunch of new blogs (see a complete list of included blogs here). I've also modified some of the search parameters to return more relevant results and better default groupings. Incremental updates are now being done weekly to conserve bandwidth; hopefully, this won't cause adversely affect any search results. Should you notice something missing that needs to be there just email me and I'll check it out.

I've also added a BlogSearch form to the main page; just go to The eGroup Web Site and you'll see it on the right side of the page. If you'd like to use this form on your web or blog site, copy and paste the following code into your HTML (style references are included so you can add them to your default CSS and change them accordingly):

<form method="get" action="http://www.theegroup.net/search.aspx" target="_top">
<table width="250" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
<td align="left" valign="bottom" style="padding-right: 3px"><img src="http://www.theegroup.net/_layouts/images/SPSSearch2.gif"></td>
<td align="left" valign="bottom" style="font-weight: bold; font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; color: #1B6E89; padding-bottom: 3px; font-size: 8pt;">SharePoint BlogSearch</td>
<td align="left" valign="bottom" style="font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 8pt"><input type="text" name="k" size="35"/><input type="hidden" name="s" value="SharePoint%20Blogs"/></td>
<td align="left" valign="middle" style="padding-left: 3px"><input type="image" name="Submit" src="http://www.theegroup.net/_layouts/images/icongo02.gif"/></td>

As always, let me know if a blog is missing that should be on the list or if you would like your blog excluded from the index.

Happy blogsearching!