Features of the metasearch engine capabilities:
Web search (To search Yahoo, MSN, Ask, Gigablast)
Image/Picture search (To search Flickr, Picsearch, Webshots)
Blog search (Technorati, Feedster)
Video search (YouTube, vSocial)
Overall search query times MUST be less than a second (1 sec.). It is very very very important that the search engine is super quick. To achieve these results, the search engine must be programmed in CGI. PHP does not allow quick response times.
The metasearch engine must also be able handle a large amount of visitors daily with the use of a single server without causing any deterioration in the site's performance. Of course to help the performance of the website, there must be a cache system, with the help of mySQL.
Here are more in-depth features:
The whole engine must work on a complete template based system (everything should be able to be modified)
Must have multi-lingual support (ability to add more languages etc.)
Advanced search capabilities and Preference settings
- Ability to use search query builder which allows:
1. specify the set of compulsory words
2. specify the phrase for "exact match" searching
3. specify the set of word for "at least one" searching
4. specify the set of undesired words
- Ability to make more strict search using "domain restriction"
Supports all popular query types: all the word, any word, phrase, boolean connectors (+, -, "", AND, OR)
- Detailed reports for specified time period which includes following fields:
1. Search Term
2. Search Type
3. Search Time
4. IP address of visitor
5. Visitor's language
6. Visitor's operating system
7. Visitor's Browser Type
# Graphic Statistics Tool which displays the comparative histograms about how many search results were obtained from each search engine during the specified month
I stress on a quality metasearch engine in terms of results and modification. I also really really stress on speed of the metasearch engine. Remember that the search query results need to be returned to the user in 1 second or less.
I only want to work with service providers who have existing experience in this exact project and are ready to move forward immediately with partial or full existing code. You must have a demo available of a systems / site you have created demonstrating a good % of the features required for this project.
This project will be won by those who can provide DEMOS of existing VERY SIMILAR/IDENTICAL work and good communication on PMB. No standard responses, and if you bid please PMB explaining what work you have done in the past related to this project, provide example urls and any comments/suggestions. Accurate bid TIMES and prices are mandatory. If you say 30 days, it must be 30 days. We are looking to get this project completed quickly with quality.
I do not work through middle men programmers. You must be the programmer, I do not want to work through your "team" of people.