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At Whoopii a website presentation consists of a title, a description, a URL and a list of keywords. When you submit a search term through the search engine, a comparison between the term and the forementioned strings of characters is taking place and if a match is found, the link to the website will be presented in the search result pages.

A typical search may look like this:

Example 1
If the search term "recipes" is found once or several times in the title, description, URL or the keyword list, the link to the website will be shown.

Whoopii's Simple Search Engine can handle up to 10 search terms simultaneously and thereby make your search quite targeted. Each term must be defined either as a "plus-term" or a "minus-term" simply by adding a "+" sign or a "-" sign before the term.

A search using multiple search terms could look like this:

Example 2
In Example 2 Whoopii will display all websites containing the terms "recipes" and "vegan", unless the term "meat" is also found. Thus all sites containing the terms "recipes", "vegan" AND "meat" will be omitted from the search result pages.

Please note: You should be aware that important websites may be omitted when a "minus-term" is among the search terms simply because, as in this example, any website containing vegan recipes may also contain references to meat in their presentation.

To keep things simple and userfriendly all search terms are treated as "plus-terms" to begin with, meaning that you can leave out the "+" signs if you want. In praxis it won't make any difference whether you leave them in or out.

This means that Example 2 could be changed to this instead:

Example 3
Example 2 and 3 will create identical search result pages.

Finally it may be worth mentioning that all search terms are treated as if a wildcard character, typically an asterisk ("*"), was added to the beginning of the term as well as to the end. Some search engines on the internet are looking for an exact match only meaning that if you entered the search term "car" f. ex., only websites containing the word "car" would be presented and websites containing the word "carwash" or "gocart" would be omitted. To find a website containing "carwash" using asterisks as wildcards you would have to enter "car*" and to find a website containing "gocart" you would have to enter "*car*".

Not with Whoopii. Whoopii's search engine works as if a wildcard was already added before the search term as well as after to begin with, as it is basically searching for a characterstring inside characterstrings. This way gives you more search results in general and if you want to narrow your search you simply add more search terms.
ADVANCED SEARCH

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FAQ

1. I don't see the search term in some of the search results. How is this possible?
2. What number question did you actually place here?
3. Can you think of a question for me?

1. I don't see the search term in some of the search results. How is this possible?
It's possible because an individual list of keywords is associated with the website presentation. This list is not displayed to the public and is made by the webmaster in connection with site submissions. Sometimes a search term or phrase is found only in the keyword list and that's a sufficient criteria to display the link.

2. What number question did you actually place here?
We placed question number two here.

3. Can you think of a question for me?
No, you have to think of one yourself. ;-)

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