Today I finally switched my site search from an Atomz engine to Google’s free search option. Yeah, Google may run text ads next to my search results, but Atomz had stopped performing well. Atomz’s free engine has a 500-page limit, and the spider was digging into individual-item weblog display pages, then not including them in the search results anyway. Odd and inconvenient.
Google doesn’t always register database query pages in its search results either, so I have returned to making monthly fixed-code backups of the Ideapad to improve the search engine performance. Makes for a nice memento, too.
For those of you scoring at home, I also combined the search and contact info into a single page and updated the Ideapad sidebar for the first time in way too long.