You can restrict searches to certain portions of web documents by using
Inktomi Search field syntax. This allows you to search for web pages'
titles, urls, embedded hypertext links, and any additional information
defined with an HTML meta tag. The field
name should be in lower case, and immediately followed by a colon. There
should be no spaces after the colon and before the search terms.
Matches pages that contain at least one link to a page with
www.inktomi.com in its URL. For example, you can use
+link:www.inktomi.com -site:www.inktomi.com to see how many
external links point to the Inktomi Corporation website. Some search
engines call this feature "searching backwards".
Finds pages on the web site sun.com. The site field
search examines the "site" part of the URL only. Therefore,
site:sun.com will find such sites as java.sun.com,
www.sun.com and playground.sun.com, but won't match
any site that ends in sun.co.uk. You can use the site field
search to bring up all pages at a particular web site.
Finds pages with the word bar anywhere in the page's URL. For
You can also use the url field selection to find out the exact
number of pages currently in the database. Just type
url:http. This number updated as pages are added and
removed from our database.
title:"The New York Times"
Finds pages with the phrase "The New York Times" in the title portion of
Finds pages with an HTML meta tag with name likes and with
content containing chocolate. For example:
<meta name="likes" content="beer chocolate movies
This is an example of a field defined by an HTML meta tag. There is nothing special
about the word likes. Any search field can be defined with a
meta tag, as long as the name of the field is a single word made from
all small letters.