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Glossary

This handy glossary defines some terminology your may have encountered while using this search engine. Choose a term listed below for its definition:

admin
Definition: Short for "administration". The Control Center page which allows you to change your basic account information (i.e. web site address, email address, password).
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Control Center
Definition: The part of the FreeFind web site used to manage your FreeFind account. It is located here.
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DataSearch
Definition: The search engine mode which allows you to search "lists of things" instead of searching pages. When using DataSearch, the search results show a custom list of the actual items searched for, as opposed to the usual list of links to pages.
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FAQ
Definition: Short for "frequently asked questions". A list of common questions and their answers. It is located here.
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HTML
Definition: Short for "hyper-text markup language". This is the underlying computer language that web pages are written in. To see what it looks like, use the "view source" option on your browser now.
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implement
Definition: To create.
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index
Definition: Noun: A table of all the words in your site and which pages they occur on.
Verb: To create such an index.
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indexer
Definition: Software running on our computers which automatically "browses" a web site in order to determine which pages belong to that site and which words to index on each page. After determining this, the software then builds an index for that site.
Synonym: Spider
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keyword
Definition: 1: Word that is being searched for. 2: Word that describes a page.
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mode
Definition: An overall way of operating. This search engine can operate in the typical page search mode, or it can operate in DataSearch mode.
See Also: DataSearch, Page Search
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page search
Definition: The search engine mode which allows you to search for pages using keywords. When used in this mode the search engine will display a list of links to the pages which contain the desired keywords. This is the traditional operating mode of search engines.
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publish
Definition: To update your web site with new and/or modified pages.
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query
Definition: Noun: The keywords being searched for.
Verb: To search using those keywords.
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remotely-hosted
Definition: Implementing a web site service or feature using web servers external to your own. This search engine is remotely-hosted. It implements a search feature for your web site using our servers, which are external and separate from your web site server.
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robot
Definition: Software running on an external computer which automatically "browses" the web, processing the pages it finds as it goes.
See Also: Spider
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search box
Definition: In a web site page, the field a user enters their search query into.
Synonym: Search Panel
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search panel
Definition: In a web site page, the field a user enters their search query into.
Synonym: Search Box
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search results
Definition: The page displayed as a result of a visitor to your web site performing a search query. Usually, this is the typical list of pages found which contain the query keywords. It may also refer to the site map, what's new listing, or other pages generated as a result of the query.
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section
Definition: Part of your site which users may search separately from other parts of your site. For more information see How to Use Sections.
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server
Definition: A computer which implements a web site or web service.
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site ID
Definition: A text string which uniquely identifies a search engine account.
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site map
Definition: A web page generated by the search engine which shows an overview of your site. For large sites the site map does not show every page, just the major sections of the site. It is a type of search result.
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site search
Definition: A search engine which just searches a single site for pages matching a search query.
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spider
Definition: Software running on our computers which automatically "browses" a web site in order to determine which pages belong to that site and which words to index on each page. After determining this, the software then builds an index for that site.
Synonym: Indexer
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string
Definition: Text. One or more words in a row. This definition is a string.
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template
Definition: A web page of your design into which the search results are inserted before the page is displayed to your users. For more information see Using Templates for the Best Look.
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upload
Definition: To copy a file from the computer you are currently using to our servers.
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URL
Definition: A web address. This may be the address of a page of your web site or part of a page, like an image.
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what's new listing
Definition: A web site page generated by the search engine which lists the most recently modified pages of your site. It is a type of search result.
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web search
Definition: A search engine which searches the entire web for pages matching a search query. A web search engine rarely lists pages from your site simply because it is choosing from the many millions of pages that are on the web.
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