You should search for 3rdparty widgets. I am not sure if it really works well with it.
I guess, if it has to be very professional, you should use a proper CMS with a well structured database (I can`t believe, I write this ).
Depends on wether only you search or you want future clients to search.
There are 3rdparty widgets out there which can search, but it would not very automatic in this case to search in your XMP files.
You may also need a coder (a person who can code (is it really me? I need a psychologist ).
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I am not sure if Google CSE has the option to search the xmp data but I know that Sphider does and it is an open source search engine, the trick comes when you have to integrate the search engine to a Muse project. It is pretty easy to install it and customize your search profile on the server side but to integrate it into a Muse project you will require a bit of knowledge of Jquery and PHP, I recommend you to, probably, hire someone just to get the first set up to insert the correct code for the search box and to call the search results to a page of your liking on a Muse project but once you have this you can just re-use the, say, "master codes" and apply it to any new Muse project you want to by just replacing the url and form names accordingly. Other than that I don't know of any other open source search engines that crawl meta data. I have used sphider before and it works well. Your other choice will be as fotoroeder said: "you should use a proper CMS with a well structured database (I can`t believe, I write this )."