Indexing non-Drupal websites in Azure-hosted Drupal site

Victor Prasad 41 Reputation points
2024-04-01T22:25:24.69+00:00

Our Azure-hosted Drupal website only searches its own content. Is there a way to index public non-Drupal websites in our organization to have one search returning results? I was thinking of Bing Custom Search or Azure AI Search. But we have a small communication team that will configure the search for their content, and they are non-IT. What out-of-the-box tools are available that are intuitive and require minimal maintenance? Looking forward to your thoughts and suggestions.

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Azure AI Search
An Azure search service with built-in artificial intelligence capabilities that enrich information to help identify and explore relevant content at scale.
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Bing Custom Search
An easy-to-use, ad-free, commercial-grade search tool that lets you deliver the results you want.
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  1. SnehaAgrawal-MSFT 18,191 Reputation points
    2024-04-03T14:46:29.1366667+00:00

    @Victor Prasad Thanks for reaching here! AI Search is a PaaS Service and is not a direct user-facing service but requires an application to be built to be exposed to users and to handle the customer calls, also there is no low-code support for URLs in our service, but a URL crawler library will have to be used instead to get the data and push the data in the index.

    Based on the description you provide, it looks like they are looking for a close-to SaaS search service.

    I would start with Bing Custom Search https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/bing/search-apis/bing-custom-search/how-to/quick-start to check if that would satisfy all of your business needs. 

    Please let us know.

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  1. Victor Prasad 41 Reputation points
    2024-04-08T14:23:45.91+00:00

    Thanks!

    Bing makes more sense!

    Please show me where to find more info on the low code solution.

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