Google Web Search @ Temple
Overview | Instructions for Web Administrators | Advanced Options | FAQs
- How to get pages into the search index
- How to keep pages out of the index
- What domains are included in Temple's configuration of Google Site Search?
- Does Google Custom Search index restricted content?
- How do I get results from both Google and the Knowledge Base?
- How do I get a custom header and footer for my results page?
- How do I request help ?
How to get pages into the search index
Google Site Search uses the Google index. All you need to do to get your web pages into the Temple/Google index is:
- Put the pages up on a web server
- Make sure your pages don't contain meta tags that prevent the robot from indexing your page
- Submit your page for indexing by Google's crawler
- AND/OR have your page linked to by other pages in Google's index like the Temple Site Index
The Google crawler will pick up changed, new, and removed pages automatically when it visits Temple web sites. Content crawl frequency is dependent on how important Google's algorithm believes it to be. For instance, pages that Google believes to be important and quickly changing are crawled frequently, while others are crawled less frequently (up to two weeks before being revisited).
If you would like your page(s) to be listed in the Temple Site index, visit http://tuhelp.temple.edu and submit a request.
Note that if your web pages do not have any external links from other pages in the Temple search collection, they won't be picked up by the Google crawler.
How to keep pages out of the index
If you don't want a page to be indexed, insert this <meta> tag within your page's <head> tag:
<meta content="noindex, nofollow">
This will prevent crawlers (robots) from indexing the page, and from following any links from the page. If the page has already been indexed, it will be removed from the index the next time Google crawls the page.
What domains are included in Temple's configuration of Google Site Search?
Temple's search collection includes web pages from:
- http://*.temple.edu (including sub domains such as cst.temple.edu)
If you would like to add your web site domain to the search index, please submit a request at http://tuhelp.temple.edu.
Does Google Custom Search index restricted content?
No. Google Site Search does not index or crawl any restricted content protected behind the firewall or a login.
How do I get results from both Google and the Knowledge Base?
Please insert the following line of code within your search code:
<input type='hidden' value='google,kb' name='searchEngines'/>
Also view advanced search options for more information.
How do I get a custom CSS, header and footer for my results page?
Please refer to the Customizing the CSS, header and footer of the results page section under advanced search options.
How do I request help?
If you choose to get help, please submit your request via http://tuhelp.temple.edu immediately so your request can be scheduled and the changes can be implemented in the allocated time frame.
Web sites designed and developed by Creative Services in the past 2 years do not need to submit a request as the change will be automatically made by Creative Services.