October 30th, 2001


Product Report: Zoom Search Engine

This is an off-site copy of the corresponding Product report page on the SearchTools.com website, and it is designed to allow you to comment on the product and/or the reporting. For more information about the topic of search and tools visit SearchTools.com where you can browse many articles, in-depth analysis and overviews of external resources.

Zoom Search Engine

Product Information

Platform: Indexing requires Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4, 2000 or XP. Searching works with any server running PHP.
Price: Free (donations accepted)


  • Local file system indexing.
  • Templates to customize search results page.
  • Documentation in English and Spanish.
  • New 10/2001:
    • Stopwords list called "word skip".
    • Page exclusion list.
    • Uses special tag to exclude sections of web pages.
    • Synonym list option.
    • Queries with multiple search terms can require all terms matched (like a Boolean AND)
    • Search logs with results.

Articles & Reviews