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Powerful and easy "hosted search" services like Google help your customers unearth everything from general Web results anywhere on the Internet to pages located on your site. Search engines share the common goal of bringing content from all over the world together into one convenient place. Hosted search technology can be added to to your Web site in minutes. There's nothing to download or install. The best part is that it's free and easy. To get a handle on hosted search services, it is important to first understand a couple of search techniques familiar to anyone who spend time online - "Web search" and "site search". Inside the Engine Web Search Search sites like Google and Yahoo! have popularized Web keyword search, where users enter words or phrases and click a button to return result pages containing these terms. These sites leverage indexes of publicly availabl... (more)