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Remote Search Services Report: siteLevel (whatUseek)

This is an off-site copy of the corresponding Product report page on the 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 where you can browse many articles, in-depth analysis and overviews of external resources.

siteLevel (whatUseek)

siteLevel (a service of whatUseek) will crawl your site and store your info in a remote database. When someone enters a query in the search form on your site, the search application on the intraSearch server receives the query, formats the results, and sends them back in an HTML form with links directly to the pages on your site.

Formerly known as intraSearch, also available as BeSeen from LookSmart

Service Information

Platforms: all Internet-accessible web servers

  • free (results will display advertising), normally up to 1,000 pages
  • up to 250 pages: $4.99 per month, $50.90 per year (no advertising)
  • up to 500 page: $9.99 per month, $101.90 per year
  • up to 1,000 pages: $19.99 per month, $203.90 per year
  • up to 2,500 pages: $39.00 per month, $407.90 per year

Special Features

  • Extensive search results customization using either simple templates or a scripting language
  • Results ranking weight options
  • Synonym listings
  • Indexing password-protected pages
  • Search reports and statistics.

Reviews and Articles

SearchTools Review of Remote Search Services September 27, 1999 (updated November 6, 1999) by Avi Rappoport
Thorough discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of using remote search services, how well their indexing robots handle standards and links, search and relevance ranking features, search features, results customization, maintenance and reporting.



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