2.1 Linux

Relevance of Search Results

Index Weight

QuickFinder has the ability to specify an “index weight” value on a query-by-query basis. The new syntax is:


The &index= parameter can be sent multiple times; each occurrence can specify multiple indexes; and each index can include an optional weight value (:###). Weight values can range from 1 to 200.

You can now choose to place emphasis on a particular index by boosting its index weight value without excluding other indexes from the search (as you have to do in the past). Now on a different part of the Web site, you can choose to boost another index from the list, yet always search the same indexes. In this manner, you are no longer forced to eliminate “other” results; you can now simply emphasize particular results as the needs arise. The new index weight values (:###) override the like-named defaults specified in the Index Definition.

The new index weight values can be used with the following parameters:

Document Types and File Readers

Off-site Links

You can now direct the crawler to allow a certain number of offsite links during an index, and you can control both the depth of offsite links and the Web sites that should be specifically excluded from the offsite capability.

Why would you want to index files not on your Web site? The best answer is because your Web site points to them. Presumably, someone has taken the time to create a link from your site to a file on another site. That other file probably relates to something on your site. For examples:

Crawler Additions and Improvements

Indexing Logs

&FileFilter=words Query Parameter

Other Additions and Improvements