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Arch 09-03-2006 10:28 AM

Easy way to search ADVrider
 
Using Google to search ADVrider helps the site by reducing its server load. It also allows for three character searches. Till now the way to do it was to use "site:www.advrider.com (enter search term)" in a Google search. For example, here's an ADVrider Google search for the term "motorcycle".

Cool thing is that the latest Google Toolbar makes site searching really easy, with a new button dedicated to searching only the site that's currently loaded. Just enter a search term and click. Go here to d/l the latest version...

http://toolbar.google.com/T4/?promo=mor-tb-en

GB 09-25-2006 04:30 PM

thanks for the info Arch!! :thumb

sixer 11-17-2006 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arch
Using Google to search ADVrider helps the site by reducing its server load. It also allows for three character searches. Till now the way to do it was to use "site:www.advrider.com (enter search term)" in a Google search. For example, here's an ADVrider Google search for the term "motorcycle".

Cool thing is that the latest Google Toolbar makes site searching really easy, with a new button dedicated to searching only the site that's currently loaded. Just enter a search term and click. Go here to d/l the latest version...

http://toolbar.google.com/T4/?promo=mor-tb-en


Yes thanks, this is the best way to search this site, not only does it free up server load, no more hassles with xxx being excluded because it was too short.

You can also do it this way drz site:advrider.com, with the search term before the site:advrider.com

crazybrit 01-03-2007 05:10 PM

Is there any way to do forum specific searches using google?

For example. if I wanted to learn about "FMF" pipes on a KTM 950 Adventure I'd want to limit the search to the "Orange Crush" forum.

drew-at-large 01-04-2007 12:05 PM

Good tip! Thanks! :thumb

Arch 01-04-2007 02:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazybrit
Is there any way to do forum specific searches using google?

For example. if I wanted to learn about "FMF" pipes on a KTM 950 Adventure I'd want to limit the search to the "Orange Crush" forum.

Not that I'm aware of, but if all you want is info on FMF pipes on a 950, then using that keyword combination should mostly only bring up stuff from Orange Crush anyway.

crazybrit 01-04-2007 07:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arch
Not that I'm aware of, but if all you want is info on FMF pipes on a 950, then using that keyword combination should mostly only bring up stuff from Orange Crush anyway.

That was but one example. There are many others. I understand why 3 letter searching was disabled but 3 letters is the motorcycle monikor of choice so it's damned annoying :D [yes that is a major smiley]

AceMaverick 01-06-2007 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arch
Using Google to search ADVrider helps the site by reducing its server load. It also allows for three character searches. Till now the way to do it was to use "site:www.advrider.com (enter search term)" in a Google search. For example, here's an ADVrider Google search for the term "motorcycle".

Cool thing is that the latest Google Toolbar makes site searching really easy, with a new button dedicated to searching only the site that's currently loaded. Just enter a search term and click. Go here to d/l the latest version...

http://toolbar.google.com/T4/?promo=mor-tb-en

How do I search by region, or Localle? Please send reply to my e-mail, as well.

Lucien 01-06-2007 02:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazybrit
That was but one example. There are many others. I understand why 3 letter searching was disabled but 3 letters is the motorcycle monikor of choice so it's damned annoying :D [yes that is a major smiley]

Why was it disabled? Seems logical on a motorcycle site to have it enabled:ear

Arch 01-06-2007 06:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AceMaverick
How do I search by region, or Localle? Please send reply to my e-mail, as well.

Sure, and I'll follow-up with a phone call, too. :lol3 There's a search feature at the top of each forum (a "Search This Forum" link) that works for words with four characters or more.

Lucien 01-06-2007 11:28 AM

But why is 2 and 3 letter search disabled?

Arch 01-06-2007 11:55 AM

Sever load and site performance. It's an old topic. Search this forum for the words three character search, and similar.

magli 04-04-2007 02:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crazybrit
Is there any way to do forum specific searches using google?

For example. if I wanted to learn about "FMF" pipes on a KTM 950 Adventure I'd want to limit the search to the "Orange Crush" forum.

You can do something similar to this using googles "allinurl" keyword. -

On ADVrider, every forum has an ID, and every thread has an ID. You can add these to your search terms with the allinurl term, and google will restrict its search to URLs with that thread ID or forum ID.

Probably easier to provide an example.

URL for Orange Crush Forum:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=34
Note the f=34 : this is the orange crush forum id.

URL to a thread (which happens to be in Orange Crush)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=154019
Note the t=154019 : this is the id of the thread in question.

Now, you may type somthing like this into google:

Code:

KTM 950 FMF site:advrider.com inurl:"f=34"
This will limit the results to threads in Orange Crush.
Similarly, you can search a given thread, by looking at it's id, and adding allinurl:"id=XYZ" to your search terms. For example, the following search:
Code:

google site:advrider.com allinurl:"t=163900"
will search *this* thread for the term "google".

The difference between inurl: and allinurl: :
inurl: only handles one word/term after the colon.
allinurl: can handle several words/terms after the colon.

You have to play around with these things to better understand how they work. It is hard to explain in text, so I am not sure I have been clear/correct.

Otherwise, you could just add "Orange Crush" (ie - the forum name, in quotation marks), to your search terms - as the forum you are in is always listed at the top of each page.

cheers.

magli 04-04-2007 02:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shoganai
Arch, this REALLY needs to be a skicky here. And maybe in other sections like "perfect line" etc.

I think it would be a good idea to add it to the section in JM as a separate "notice" under Johntm's rules, not a sticky there.

What do you think :ear

I think that using google is without a doubt the best way to search not only advrider, but any other site - the only downside is when you are looking for something very recent: google may not have indexed it yet.

TomN 04-04-2007 03:20 AM

Yes sticky this please!


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