7Search has implemented new security levels in xml requests. I need my custom smartsearch script updated to include token value and rid, sub affiliate value.
Here is the requirement request from 7search:
1) As an additional level of security, 7Search now requires XML-feed affiliates to pass a unique "TOKEN" with each XML-feed request. Please login into your 7Search Affiliate Account Online Interface ([url removed, login to view]) and click on the "Manage" link located next to the "XML Feed Settings" option. Please follow the simple instructions on that page to create your token and start passing it with each XML-feed request.
Also a rid (required) – A string representing the unique identifier of your downstream
partner (sub-affiliate) from whose website the search originated (e.g.
“rid=bobsearch”, “rid=123456”, “rid=[url removed, login to view]”, “rid=3456-567”).
o NOTE: It is extremely important to pass proper RID values. 7Search Traffic
Analysis System will use these values to segment and evaluate traffic quality
of your specific sub-affiliates (sub-sources).
o The length of the rid must be at least 5 and at most 50 characters.
o If your downstream partner ids are shorter than 5 characters, you can
prepend your 7Search affiliate id in front of the actual id value.
For example, if your 7Search affiliate id is 12345 and your downstream
partner ids are 45, 32, 123, you should pass the following RIDs:
12345-45, 12345-32, and 12345-123.
o If your downstream partners sub-syndicate the results to their own affiliates,
you should append the 2nd sub-affiliate id using the following format:
Your direct affiliate id: 34567
Your direct affiliate's sub-affiliate id: 56789
You should pass &rid=34567-56789
These requirements need to be added to the script to add in external search engine setup.