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Search engine 'best bets' (01 Nov 2005)
Ideally, the ability to enter and manage 'best bets' is built directly into the search engine. A simple interface should then be provided to create new entries.

Unfortunately, at the time of writing, few search engines provide support for 'best bets' out of the box. If a new search tool is being purchased, this should therefore be a selection criteria for the chosen product.

When working with an existing search product, it may be necessary to custom-develop the 'best bets' capability. Experience has shown that this is generally not a major piece of coding. It should then be fairly straightforward to implement this as an extra 'layer' on top of the normal search engine results.
Article URL: http://www.steptwo.com.au/papers/cmb_bestbets/index.html

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