Does a google search option on your site help anything?

  • Matt_M_
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Hi,
I've noticed that some sites have google search boxes that let you also search the site that they are on. I also noticed that on uptime bot (uptimebot.com) it says "google mirror site" and tells whether yours is or not. I assume that google mirror site means that you have the google search box, but if not, what does it mean then? Does being a google mirror site help ranking at all?
Thanks, Matt
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I doubt it. Google doesn't give you higher rankings if you use Adsense, so why would they if you use their search box?
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My understanding of a mirror site is the exact same site that sits on a different server....perhaps for load balancing or regional data delivery....sites that offer lots of downloads usually have mirror site to reduce the load on a single server...I think they are misusing the term....
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google search box on your sitwe does help..........

It helps your users to find things :)
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Jess wrote:
google search box on your sitwe does help..........

It helps your users to find things :)


Good point Jess...

Sometimes- not just the ranking thing is what matter but making your site more friendly, can make a huge difference...
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It was said some time ago that having the search box did help to boost rankings...

But that was a while back - and can't actually believe that it would still matter....

It does make your site more useful and efficient.... :D
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I have seen some of these faces before!

...just posting to say hi.
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Johan007 wrote:
I have seen some of these faces before!

...just posting to say hi.


Hi... :shock:
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If people are using the box with the option of searching the site that would run more hits to the site through Google wouldn't it ? (still not sure how the whole rankings thing works.)
As opposed to using an onsite search which may have nothing to do with Google.
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I think it can help inner pages get crawled more quickly, those bots must communicate. However this is just my theory.
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Where can I find the code for such a box to search your own site?
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paolus wrote:
Where can I find the code for such a box to search your own site?


http://www.google.com/searchcode.html#both
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Thanks, but this code is for a google search in general? or isn't it?
I'm looking for a google search box to search within your own site. :oops:
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Look at it again and you will see a radial button for "YOUR DOMAIN NAME " as well as "WWW".

You cant ask google to just search for your results without the web.
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Johan007 wrote:
Look at it again and you will see a radial button for "YOUR DOMAIN NAME " as well as "WWW".

You cant ask google to just search for your results without the web.


lol, as said, that is the site search box
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I don't use google boxes on web sites. if i wanna do a google search, i'll hit my 'home' button.
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Johan007 wrote:
Look at it again and you will see a radial button for "YOUR DOMAIN NAME " as well as "WWW".


D'oh, I'm so stupid :lol:

Quote from Homer:
"Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand."

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