If you make a great site with amazing blog posts, articles or topics but it has no effective search engine then the usefulness of your site will get reduced to 50% or even lesser. The reason for it is that when people cannot find what they are looking for, they would not want to stay a lot on your site. And this is something no website owner would want, so everyone should better pay attention to building a search engine for his site.
Well, building a search engine requires a number of skills, a lot of knowledge of the language being used and various types of resources. There are a number of things that you must know:
- Coding language: It is very important that you know which coding language you want to get the search engine built it. For example, it can be done in various languages and frameworks like VB.NET, C, C++ and a number of other Linux-based coding languages. So, it is an essential thing that you know which language you are going with and which one will be best for your needs.
- Collecting data: It depends on you and your requirements to choose the data you want. However, if it is just related to your website then it should not be too hard however, if you are looking to build a “universal” search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing then you need to do some solid work. It must be noted here that building an “exact” search engine like these would require some serious resources and a very hardworking team of experts who know what they’re looking for. In the second case, however, you can use “automated bots” that crawl through other search engines and collects data for you.
So, keep these two points in mind if you are going to build your own search engine from scratch. Do not forget to take advice or help from a professional as even minor mistakes can prove to be irreversible while building it and would need you to do a lot (or all) of your work again!