Drupal & Search
Search Options

• Core search module
• Contrib modules
• ASU Google Search Appliance
Out of the box

• Enable the Search module
• Setup cron
• Party like it’s 1999
Apache Solr
• Lucene-based
• Pros: One of the best search indexing
  tools; index multiple sites to have a unified
  search...
Google Custom Search

• Pros: Easy to setup and configure; Google-
  powered search; lots of behavior data;
  integrate AdW...
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Presentation to the Arizona State University Drupal Users Group in April, 2009

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  • ASU DUG - Search Options

    1. 1. Drupal & Search
    2. 2. Search Options • Core search module • Contrib modules • ASU Google Search Appliance
    3. 3. Out of the box • Enable the Search module • Setup cron • Party like it’s 1999
    4. 4. Apache Solr • Lucene-based • Pros: One of the best search indexing tools; index multiple sites to have a unified search; extremely flexible. • Cons: Highly technical and difficult to setup server; additional hardware / software resources required.
    5. 5. Google Custom Search • Pros: Easy to setup and configure; Google- powered search; lots of behavior data; integrate AdWords. • Cons: Can be inaccurate; doesn’t account for paging; not very “faceted.”
    6. 6. ASU GSA

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