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  • The ht://Dig WWW Search Engine Software enables search options which span the entire University at Albany domain (
  • Web page content is indexed on a weekly basis.
  • PDF files with text content under 2 MB are indexed.
  • Visitors may control the type of search performed without understanding complex search syntax.


  1. Check the currently indexed web servers list.
  2. Submit a request to the ITS Service Desk, choosing "Web Site Development" from the "This message concerns" drop-down box.  Place "Add site to htdig" in the comments area.  Type the home page where you wish indexing to start from. For example:
  3. Coding instructions for your pages to limit the returned results to your own site.
  4. Optionally add special META tags to your web pages for additional functionality.

Pages cannot be indexed unless a link leads to the page from the start page. In these cases you may need to give us more than one start page or link it to a page that is already being indexed.