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Multi Search Gadget

Mathias N. [PersonRank 1]

Sunday, December 30, 2007
13 years ago2,985 views

so far there are not so many, really useful Gadget for iGoogle out there, except some google ones... but now I have created a must-have, which integrates a few hundred different search engines. It's easy to use, fully customizable and offers 8 languages. Just try it out and you will love it:

google.com/ig/directory?url=ma ...

Feedback is really appreciated

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Why do you need inlining? Do you modify the page?

Mathias N. [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

The gadget doesn't modify your page at all!

The Problem is, that without inlining the gadget would be displayed in a frame. This makes it really difficult to automatically and smoothly adapt the module height (even with using the google dynamic Height module) when changing the browser size or adding searches.

Mathias N. [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Sorry for my last post. I just took a deeper look into the google specs and now its working without inlining.

[put at-character here]Ionut Alex. Chitu: Thank you very much for your input!!!!

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Maybe you should detect the language (the international Google domain) and automatically add some popular search engines.

Also, Altavista=Yahoo, you should replace Lycos with Ask and About.com should be in the knowledge category. hakia is not a dictionary or encyclopedia. For the finance category, Yahoo Finance, Google Finance are better choices.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I did something similar a while ago...
google.com/ig/directory?q=mult ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

PS: The Google directory gadget search is pretty weak. I entered [multi search light], the exact name of the gadget, and pretty much every other gadget was ranked first (including something called "sexy search"...)... and that was 3 result pages all in all.

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