Ranking MetaSearch module will allow your users to obtain search results from several different search engines at once. Several words about how does the Ranking MetaSearch work. It works by the following method: - After user submitted search request, Ranking MetaSearch Plugin sends search request to several external alternative search engines.
- After SmartPPC obtained search results from all needed alternative search engines, it launches the unique mechanism of ranking of search results. In brief it may be described so: at first, since different search engines frequently returns equal result system tries to rid of non-unique results, then it arranges all results according their total position in search results and frequency of appearing in results of different search engines. Those listings which were encountered more many times will receive higher rank, and then results are ranked according the position in different search engines’ results.
Site’s visitor will see all results only after their accurately examination and sorting. Also visitors will see from what search engines was taken each of results and what position they have at certain search engine. Administrator of the site has an ability to customize which of search engines will be used by Ranking MetaSearch Plugin and how many results should be taken from each search engine. Ranking MetaSearch Plugin can be easy integrated with other plug-ins for SmartPPC Search Engine. For example: if you will use it with Advanced Search Plug-in (Boolean Search) results from the most of alternative search engines will be taken according to the advanced search rules.