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Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by mandude, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. mandude

    mandude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    ...at least for me. How bout you guys? it never gives me accurate results. for example, I just did a search for butterfly marketing, and got back "article marketing' so i researched with "butterfly marketing" and got the exact same results. That is just one example. i usually get results with little or no relevance. Like the word 'of' will show up as the top result for a long tail search.

    Which reminds me that I dont think they are sorted by relevance at all. Just time i guess. Is there any way to improve this or is this vbullitin in general?
     
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    '...What did you want to find with your search for 'Butterfly Marketing?

    I found all of these links, INCLUDING your post right at the top on PAGE ONE of the search and there are more pages.

    You should find that each and every one of the titles lines, if you open them, contains some reference to your search for 'Butterfly Marketing' including the ones below.

    Hope that helps!

    The search engines are SMART! Sometimes it's the users who are not...lol

    Butterfly Marketing Private Members Area

    Project Hyper Plugin - Butterfly Marketing

    [GET] Mike Filsaime Butt*erfly Marketing ($1497) and Pr0ject Hy*per Plu*gin ($497) (Multi-page thread 1 2 )

    Code:
    hxxp://rapid*share.com/files/95825428/The_Butterfly_Marketing_Manuscript_V2.0.zip
    Butterfly Marketing Manuscript
    View the sales page at: hxxp://www*thebutterflymarketingmanuscript*com/
    Price: $97
    Download it at: hxxp://thebutterflymarketingmanuscript*com/nowitsfinallyyourturn*htm
    Note: This eBook is password protected, the password is: my manuscript

    Butterfly Marketing Manuscript
    View the sales page at:
    Code:
    http://www.thebutterflymarketingmanuscript.com/
    Price: $97
    Download it at:
    Code:
    http://thebutterflymarketingmanuscri...lyyourturn.htm
    Note: This eBook is password protected, the password is: my manuscript


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  3. polymorphs

    polymorphs Newbie

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    I sort of feel your pain - always annoys me that the search feature presents me with all these options rather than just taking me to exactly the one nugget of gold I am looking for - but I am an impatient bastard at times
     
  4. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Were you searching by title only, or entire post?
     
  5. bruce6667

    bruce6667 Junior Member Premium Member

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    it could be better, but its okay.
     
  6. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Yeah, the default vbulletin search does suck a bit.
     
  7. BlackBeret

    BlackBeret Regular Member

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    I think the hardest part is finding the right name. Some people in here try to hide the program or ebook name like they are writing the next Da Vinci Code book. I know it's something we need to do to prevent search engines from finding them, but I rarely even try to search for anything.
     
  8. Whisker

    Whisker Moderator Staff Member Moderator Premium Member

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    Yep. The search feature here is not perfect or precise, but maybe you'd like to program a more relevant filter for vbulletin mandude? I can still find what I want here within a series of searches.
     
  9. mandude

    mandude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I was thinking along the same lines that its because the way people put * and 0s in the words that i cant find them. But I just use the search bar at the top left of this site. I got totally different results.
    [​IMG]

    But yes, I was looking for an old post, the one that starts with [GET] and has all his stuff in it. My results didnt show it.
     
  10. YoungGuns

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    I don't like the way it won't let you search for quotes. That can really annoy me if I'm looking for something specific.
     
  11. Essential Clix

    Essential Clix Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Don't forget, you can do an Advanced Search for more accurate results.

    And if you can't find it using the built in search engine, click this link:

    http://www.google.com/advanced_search?hl=en

    Enter your search terms at the top, and blackhatworld.com in the site box at the bottom.
     
  12. mandude

    mandude Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    ah cool I never thought of that feature of google. but yea It doesnt seem you can search with quotes for exact.
     
  13. bscan

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    Essential Clix,
    maybe that you try to implement Sphinx search.
    You will have a lot better performance and results.
     
  14. yuppy

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    Has the Search feature been completely disabled? It gives me 0 results EVERY time.
     
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    IMO when you cant find what your after then go advanced and drill down further -here vbulletins isnt the best agreed but it can be used more efficiently if you go deeper