I dont want the default results that SharePoint returns. I want the query term when entered into SharePoint search box to be redirected to a different search engine? Can I do that.
I have seen FAST ESP web parts but could not figure out how they actually transferred the query to FAST search engine.
Any help would be really appreciated!!
Add a content editor to the main search page with the following line of code
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5;url=http://newsearchserver">
To pass the querystring I don't have any code but I did a quick search and the following link provides information about how to get the querystring value.
From there you should be able to put it together and redirect to another server with the proper querystring.
You could try to customize the Google Search Appliance search box for sharepoint. http://code.google.com/apis/searchappliance/documentation/connectors/200/connector_admin/searchbox_sharepoint.html
The source code it´s on: http://code.google.com/p/google-enterprise-connector-sharepoint/downloads/list