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Improving specific language target

edited September 2012 in New Engines/Platforms
When you need to target pages written in a specific language you can use the filter by country feature and choose SE by country, and this would yield some good results.
To try and improve the effectiveness of this I found this way that might be good.
Most SE, when searching manually, give you the option to require only results in language XX. When you choose this option often a parameter is added to the search query.
This gives usually very good results with very few errors.
To use this feature with GSA SER I've created (copied from original definition in se.dat) new search engines in the user_se.dat file, and in the url field just used the parameters needed.

As an example let's take the google french original version:

[google FR]
country=France
links_on_page=100
start_page=0
inc_page=100
enabled=0
ignore=youtube.|google.|googleusercontent.|*&h=*&prev=*&zoom=1&q=*|*&sa=X&ei=*&usg=*|&oi=translate&|googleusercontent.|atdmt.com
site=site:
inurl=inurl:
intitle=intitle:
link=link:

and modify it to the new version:

[google FR FRLANG]
country=France
links_on_page=100
start_page=0
inc_page=100
enabled=0
ignore=youtube.|google.|googleusercontent.|*&h=*&prev=*&zoom=1&q=*|*&sa=X&ei=*&usg=*|&oi=translate&|googleusercontent.|atdmt.com
site=site:
inurl=inurl:
intitle=intitle:
link=link:


Also for Bing...
Original:

[MSN FR]
country=France
enabled=0
links_on_page=10
start_page=1
inc_page=10
ignore=.msn.|//msn.|/cache.|bing.com|bingj.com|ciao.|google.|googleusercontent.|live.com|microsoft.|microsofttranslator|msn.com|overture.com|www.w3.org
desc=Now known as BING France
site=site:

Modifiied:

[MSN FR FRLANG]
url=http://www.bing.com/search?q=%search%+language:fr+loc%3AFR&filt=all&first=%page%&FORM=PERE
country=France
enabled=0
links_on_page=10
start_page=1
inc_page=10
ignore=.msn.|//msn.|/cache.|bing.com|bingj.com|ciao.|google.|googleusercontent.|live.com|microsoft.|microsofttranslator|msn.com|overture.com|www.w3.org
desc=Now known as BING France
site=site:

Use a nice recognizable label in the name of the new search engine, so you can easily select engines by mask!

The problem is that each engine has its own way so a little research in this is needed.
If you know of any other SEs that support this kind of method (or any other way to achieve the same results) pls add to this trhead.

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