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Mondosoft Unveils MondoSearch 4.1

Mondosoft has announced the release of MondoSearch version 4.1, a world-class site-search engine for large Web sites and intranets. Unveiled at the Internet World Spring 2001 conference in Los Angeles, MondoSearch 4.1 also provides significant new tools for Web site administrators.

According to the announcement, with MondoSearch 4.1, managers of large Internet and intranet sites can extend to site visitors a powerful search engine technology that enables them to see search results in relevant, pre-defined categories and in 12 languages.

Also available as an optional addition to MondoSearch 4.1 is a robust tracking module that enhances the power of the MondoSearch InSite management tool. The new module enables Webmasters to determine specifically what information users are looking for when they come to a site, what search terms they employ, and the degree of success the users achieve in their searches.

"We all know that many Web sites fail simply because users cannot easily find relevant information," said Laust Sondergaard, president and CEO of Mondosoft. "MondoSearch helps Webmasters make their sites ‘sticky.' With this tracking tool, we will help unleash the raw power that has been hidden away in troves of information on intranets and large corporate or organizational Web sites."

MondoSearch 4.1 includes some of the following features:

  • Full support for intranets
  • Indexing and searching of Adobe PDF files
  • Indexing and searching of Microsoft Office files
  • Split-pages functionality that brings a person directly to the part of the document in which his or her search term is located
  • A tracking module that provides Web-site owners with information such as what terms users searched for and whether their searches were successful
Like earlier versions of the software, MondoSearch 4.1 is easy to install and configure—an operation that usually takes only a few minutes, even for the most complex Web sites. MondoSearch is a multilingual site-search engine that presents results in customizable categories by relevance, language, and file-data type complete with icons identifying the media/format and language of the file. MondoSearch also eliminates duplicate information, even that presented from different-named servers. For frames-based sites, MondoSearch stores the correct frames layout of each page.

MondoSearch 4.1 will be available in April through Mondosoft and through authorized Mondosoft application service providers, business partners, and resellers. Pricing depends on the number of pages on the site, starting at about $150 per month for up to 200 pages for hosted applications and beginning at about $800 for an individual site license.

Source: Mondosoft

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