View Full Version : meta-searching websites

02-17-2010, 11:50 PM
Hey folks,

I've been browsing the net for a while and ran across www.torrentz.com
Essentially what they do is search a number of other reputable torrent sites and index the results on their site. Its pretty amazing that the site doesn't have any of its own content but is able to grab 1 million unique visitors on a daily basis. Does anyone know what tools/methods they would use to accomplish this?

Would they grab data from other sites databases or rss feeds? Is xml relevent at all to accomplishing this? I've also been looking into sphinx as a meta-searching tool with php possibilities.

02-18-2010, 08:28 AM
Please follow http://www.codingforums.com/rules.htm

1.2) Do not crosspost- CodingForums.com is divided into various categories. When initiating a thread, always locate the most appropriate category, and post your question only ONCE, in that category. Do not post the same question in multiple categories.

02-18-2010, 12:38 PM
Closing this thread, as the duplicate thread is in a better forum for this type of discussion.