- What is FurFinder?
FurFinder is a search engine that uses its own spider to index pages from a list of known
furry websites, ensuring results that are highly relevant and low in spam.
- How do I get my site on the list?
The FurFinder spider takes its base list of URLs from the
Yiffy International Reviews database. The fastest way to get your site
indexed to to register and submit your site for
- I use a robots.txt file to block spiders like GoogleBot, but I want to let FurFinder index my site. Is there a way to let FurFinder see my content without exposing it to everyone else?
Yes. The spider identifies itself as FurFinder - simply add the following lines to your robots.txt:
Giving 'Disallow:' an empty value lets the spider index your whole site. Specifying a directory (note
the leading and trailing slashes) restricts access to that directory and specifying a filename
keeps a specific page from being indexed. You may use as many Disallow:
declarations as you need, but you will need at least one for FurFinder to index your site if your
robots.txt file contains
- How much bandwidth does FurFinder use when it crawls my site?
Indexing takes up very little bandwidth. Like other search engines, FurFinder slowly downloads the text portions of your site
over a period of time ranging from days to months depending on its size.
- How can I make FurFinder stop crawling my site or certain parts of it?
Add the following lines to 'robots.txt' in the root (top level) directory of your domain. If the file
does not exist, create it.
Keep in mind that doing this will make your site disappear from FurFinder after a while. If
your site is in a subdirectory (not a subdomain) of a larger host, you may need to ask your
host to add your directory to their robots.txt file.
Substitute / with any path or file name to restrict FurFinder's indexing
from that part of the site.
FurFinder also respects the noindex meta tag on individual pages:
<meta name="robots" content="noindex" />
- How can I improve the rank of my pages in search results?
It helps to:
- Give your pages good <title>s. Titles should not be long but make sure they are concise and accurately
describe the content in the page.
- Use <meta> keywords and description tags
- Don't cheat! Black hat SEO tactics can penalize your ranking and could result in blacklisting.
- Can I limit my search to one website?
You can use the site: syntax to limit searches to a specific website: site:my.domain.name query. Do not include http:// or any path names or query strings.
You can omit the query if you would like to see every page of the site that FurFinder has indexed.
- How can I see how much of my site FurFinder has crawled?
You can use the site: syntax mentioned above, simply omit the query if you would like to see every page of the site that FurFinder has indexed.
- Can I use FurFinder as my website's search engine?
Certainly! You can copy and paste the code below to embed a FurFinder search bar like this into your site. If you would like your visitors to be able to search all of FurFinder simply delete the value
attribute and the onfocus attribute which ensures the cursor is always to the right of the value.
<input type="text" name="q" value="site:www.mysite.com " onfocus="var val=this.value; this.value=''; this.value= val;">
<input type="submit" value="Search">
- I think FurFinder is just peachy. Do you have a button or banner I could put on my site?
Please use the button above to link to FurFinder, your support is greatly appreciated!