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Newbies How to Find Stuff On Blackhatworld

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by magpie2419, May 19, 2010.

  1. magpie2419

    magpie2419 Regular Member

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    I remember seeing something like this posted before but its always worth reminding people how to search the forum.

    The search function on the forum is pretty much useless So

    Lets go and use Google you can actually use these search operators on any site not just here you can find some gems.

    First go here

    Code:
    http://www.googleguide.com/advanced_operators.html#site
    there is some really good stuff on what you can do with Google search, dont for one moment think you only have to type in a search term and you will get the best results, have a quick look at these search operators and the descriptions on how to use them.

    And here for the lazy ones who cannot be bothered this is how you search Google for something on this forum.

    Lets assume you are interested in AutoBlogs and want to find out more go to Google and search
    Code:
    autoblogs site:http://www.blackhatworld.com 
    That will return all the posts on AutoBlogs but note it will not return related search terms for Auto Blogs you would need to search this

    Code:
    auto blogs site:http://www.blackhatworld.com
    Now using this simple technique you will be able to find anything you need on the forum.
     
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  2. lord

    lord Junior Member

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    the forum search is not useless you just have to know how to use it

    *hint: advanced search
     
  3. magpie2419

    magpie2419 Regular Member

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    Well that's something we will have to disagree on and I'm well aware there is a advanced search try searching a term "autoblogs" and see what gets returned

    Code:
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/search.php?searchid=9992394&pp=25
    Then the same search on Google

    Code:
    autoblogs site:http://www.blackhatworld.com
    It seems the Google search returns much more relevant search results.

    The forum advanced search returned 20 pages of anything that mentioned the word autoblog, now if you search auto blog in the forum you will get loads of pages that mention the words Auto or/and Blog. Thats why its rubbish.

    Also using search on the forum takes up a lot of resources much better let Google use theirs. ;)
     
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  4. MarketerX

    MarketerX Regular Member

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    When I first started reading these forums, I pretty much started by sorting all the posts in categories I was interested by view count and I found that to be a good starting point to find most of the gold on here.
     
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  5. magpie2419

    magpie2419 Regular Member

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    that's another good way to do it :D anything that stops the threads that a simple search would fix.
     
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    indigobean2003 Newbie

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    I have found the "Find all thanked posts" to be the most handy quick search feature.
     
  7. foxriver

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    @Magpie2419 ....great tips for searching. I don't know how much time I wasted when I first joined trying to find things. Started using the google search a couple months ago and you can really dig down and get specific if you read the google operators page you mentioned:

    Someone should make this a sticky :D

    Thanks given!
     
  8. FlyCoder

    FlyCoder Registered Member

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    @magpie: i completely agree with you man! ive been using the site:www... command since a long time ago and i must say that there is no better way to search through the forum than this one! all the forum search engines are simply handicapped;p