Using VicSearch Directory Search

VicSearch Directory uses full text natural language Boolean search to query the database and locate exactly what you are looking for. Search results are sorted by their relevence to the search term. All of the search results are displayed by VicSearch Directory in the order they were entered into the database, we do not rank web sites or perform other database manipulation to favour a particular site in the search results. The search algorithm matches keywords to entries by comparing the search term with the text stored in the database as web site names and descriptions.

  • Perform a simple search to locate entries that contain any of the words in the search term.

  • Use the Boolean function to exclude words preceded by '-' from the search term.

  • Place brackets '()' around sub-expressions to give them higher precedence in the search.

  • A phrase enclosed in double quotes will only match rows that contain the complete phrase.

Operator
Meaning

By default (when neither plus nor minus is specified) the word is optional, but the rows that contain it will be rated higher.
+
A leading plus sign indicates that this word must be present in every row returned.
-
A leading minus sign indicates that this word must not be present in any row returned.
< >
These two operators are used to change a word's contribution to the relevance value that is assigned to a row. The < operator decreases the contribution and the > operator increases it. See the example below.
( )
. Parentheses are put round sub-expressions to give them higher precedence in the search.
~
A leading tilde acts as a negation operator, causing the word's contribution to the row relevance to be negative. It's useful for marking noise words. A row that contains such a word will be rated lower than others, but will not be excluded altogether, as it would be with the minus operator.
*
An asterisk is the truncation operator. Unlike the other operators, it is appended to the word, or fragment, not prepended.

Double quotes at the beginning and end of a phrase, matches only rows that contain the complete phrase, as it was typed.

VicSearch Directory delivers quick search results for Internet resources, tutorials, travel and to locate a business in any region of Victoria. You can register instantly online to add an link from the VicSearch Directory to your web site provided your site includes a link back to us. If do you wish to be included please ensure that your site does not contain illegal content. Pop up advertising, adult content or malware. SPAM, tracking agents, spyware and adware are against our policies. Any site linked to VicSearch Directory found to be in violation of our policies will be removed. All sites that are removed from VicSearch Directory will be excluded til the end of cyberspace - no exclusions.

In order to deliver the best content to end users please ensure your listing is always up to date and edit it promptly after alterations. VicSearch Directory will automatically exclude duplicate entries and each URL can only be listed 1 time. If your site is really good and needs to be listed in multiple categories you can link to different pages of your website provided the page/site is appropriate for the category selected.

If you need to contact us please use the contact us form. We will respond to your request promptly. Please ensure you include a valid email address to receive a reply.

For more information please refer to the FAQ's page.

Submitting your website to VicSearch Directory is easy.

  1. Start - by registering online to open a VicSearch Directory account.
  2. Login - to your account immediately after registration.
  3. Submit - your website/s details for administrator's approval.
  4. Acceptance - is confirmed by email with details of your entry.

Editing your entry at anytime is simple.

  1. Login - to your account at anytime after registration.
  2. Edit - your website/s and submit for administrator's approval.
  3. Acceptance - is confirmed by email with details of your entry.
Go to the User Registration page to get started.