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    Expert needed...

    hi, im new to the forums... thought id make the virgin post a good one.

    Heres the problem.
    I want to be able to search another site from my site and return the results in a table on my site. Is this possible?

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    Im an affiliate to TigerDirect.com and i want the visitor to be able to search for computer parts via my site and return the results to my site.

    Any help or comments would be greatly appreciated. I have no clue if this is possible or if so how to go about setting it up.

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    well this works but... i was thinking more of i could display images like that of Tigerdirect.com.... not just google links. like on www.tigerdirect.com when you search for "memory" it brings up a page full of memory. this is what i was thinking of.

    Can it be done?
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    If you want to search other sites from your site unless you are planning on developing your own search engine technology then you will need to use a third party service such as google.
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    Originally posted by katalyst
    well this works but... i was thinking more of i could display images like that of Tigerdirect.com.... not just google links. like on www.tigerdirect.com when you search for "memory" it brings up a page full of memory. this is what i was thinking of.
    If you expect to run a Google-type targeted search on your own site that harvests someone else's site along with images, you aren't going to do this easily. There are a couple of options though:

    phpDig is something you might want to look into, and if you need something more robust while having a few bucks to spend, then WebGlimpse is viable (if you're a noob to SSH you'll have big problems installing WG, and it builds flatfile archives eating lots of server space; superior SE spider though; crawls anything, even dhtml menus).

    As an aside, why aren't there any seriously competing PHP search robots out there? All the best commercial ones are still done in Perl.
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