Search Maker Pro Review

Mediocre Search Engine

Submitted by lanta99 on Fri, 2009-08-07 19:42.
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The lowest price: 53.1$
You can buy it at RegNow for that price.
Very easy to use, thorough indexing, fast search page
slow indexing, no advanced options (eg. having the search engine in another computer language)

First of all, I am happy to say that this program works on Vista 32 bit and Vista 64 bit, and I have tested it out on Vista Home Premium, Vista Ultimate, and Vista Business Edition.

On my first try, I indexed a website with well over five thousand pages. Although indexing was a bit slow, the software worked efficiently and I didn't need to view the help files, since the steps were pretty much self-explanatory. Once the search page was created, the search box worked as it should, and most my searches went through flawlessly.

However, I could not find any advanced settings like having the search engine in another language. [Although that is probably not expected in a search engine aimed at beginners.] The only advanced settings I could find were pretty basic, and allowed for a slight customization at best.

Finally, the help files I found only covered instructions on the steps to create a search engine. There was nothing there for troubleshooting, customization, etc, and I could not find any live support on their website.

Overall, I found this program to be a nice supplement to my website. It was clean, easy to use, and not riddled with useless features. My only regret is that the creators put a huge price tag on the software, and didn't spend enough time on support.


Very good search engine with a horrible price.