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Fully Customized

  Best Bets can also be created fully customized. The first step is to define a group. This is done from the "Bestbet Groups" page under "Tools". You can name the group, and decide which information will be displayed about the group.

After creating a group, you can use, the "Manage BestBets" link to add Best Bets to the group. You can also browse "List/Edit URLs" page enter the URL you want, and click on the URL to get the details on that URL. The fields on the form are:

The title and description can contain HTML code. Be careful that it does not disrupt the rest of the page layout. You can create multiple entries for the same URL. Each time you save a new set of blank boxes will be shown.

Once the Best Bets are created you can go to the "Search Settings" page to set up how they are displayed. For the top and right placements you can define which group is shown there, what title if any to display above the links, and the color, size and style of the boxes around the Best Bets.

As with any of the Search Settings these will apply to the "Test Search" first, and then when you apply the settings be copied to the "Live Search", allowing you to test the settings and make sure they are appropriate before going live.

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