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Old 09-03-2006, 11:28 AM   #1
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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
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:30 PM   #2
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Old 11-17-2006, 11:07 PM   #3
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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
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Old 01-03-2007, 06:10 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 01-04-2007, 01:05 PM   #5
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Good tip! Thanks!
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Old 01-04-2007, 03:28 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 01-04-2007, 08:50 PM   #7
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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 [yes that is a major smiley]
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:09 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 01-06-2007, 03:47 AM   #9
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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 [yes that is a major smiley]
Why was it disabled? Seems logical on a motorcycle site to have it enabled
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Old 01-06-2007, 07:51 AM   #10
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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. 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.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:28 PM   #11
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But why is 2 and 3 letter search disabled?
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:55 PM   #12
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Sever load and site performance. It's an old topic. Search this forum for the words three character search, and similar.
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:40 AM   #13
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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:

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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:
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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.

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Old 04-04-2007, 03:42 AM   #14
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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
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.
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:20 AM   #15
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Yes sticky this please!
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