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It is possible to create an external searches of a topic using key words using a template.
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|Full name=Kevin Parent
 
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|Email=kparent@enersea.net
For example, this is something that would work for Google:
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|Nick=overkill
 
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|Geoloc=30.14816799999999, -97.78207700000002
<pre style="overflow: auto"><nowiki>
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|Location name=Austin, Texas, United States of America
<span style="border: 1px solid #CCD5DB;">[[Image:GoogleIcon.PNG]] [http://www.google.com/search?safe=off&q={{{1|Wiki}}} {{{1|Google}}}]</span>
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|Roles={{Role
<noinclude>
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|Role type=User
==Usage==
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|Role desc=User
Allows to establish a link to a search query at the Google search engine:
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<div style="display:table; width:auto;"><pre>
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|Maintains=
{{Google|Term1+Term2+Term3}}
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|Blogs=
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[[Category:Template|Google]]
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</noinclude></nowiki></pre>
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The usage is very simple and easy to use. <nowiki>{{Google|firstTerm+Second+etc}}</nowiki>
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It is also possible to do phrases by using %22Term1+Term2+etc%22
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*External searches are useful where an article requires certain keywords to make an effective search.
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*For the editor it allows making searches of web more quickly and painlessly.
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Other applications of the template include searching Forums, for bug reports of the same type for software development wikis where the wiki and forum work together.
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Note: Wikipedia has an [[Help:Links#Interwiki_links|interwiki prefix]] with a similar effect, so you can link to google results with <nowiki>[[Google:firstTerm+Second+etc]]</nowiki>, although templates are still useful for linking other search engines.
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For a clear advantage of implementing a template over the default Google interwiki prefix, consider the following, modified example:
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<pre style="overflow: auto"><nowiki>
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<span style="border: 1px solid #CCD5DB;">[[Image:GoogleIcon.PNG]] [http://www.google.com/search?safe=off&q={{urlencode:{{{1|Wiki}}}}} {{{1|Google}}}]</span>
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<noinclude>
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==Usage==
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Allows to establish a link to a search query at the Google search engine:
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* <code>{{Google|Term1 Term2 Term3}}</code>
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* <code>{{Google|"a phrase"}}</code>
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[[Category:Template|Google]]
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</noinclude></nowiki></pre>
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Note the application of MediaWiki [[Help:Magic words|magic word]] <code>urlencode</code>. This grants us the convenience and elegance of entering the query string in a Wikipedia article in the same literal form we would enter it in Google search box, including spaces and quotation marks instead of representing them indirectly with <code>+</code> and <code>%20</code>.
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{{languages}}
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[[Category:Help|External Searches]]
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[[Category:Search|External Searches]]
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