Not all Googles are Equal

December 11, 2011 By: petra Category: Community News

This morning I had the following conversation on icq (reproduced with permission)

(10:41:29 AM) name hidden: you there hun?
(10:41:44 AM) Petra  Fyde: would you believe me if I said no? 😀
(10:41:49 AM) name hidden: heheh
(10:41:54 AM) name hidden: not really 😛
(10:42:11 AM) name hidden: there was a tutorial on shame dungeon on Stratics, I lost it and now I can’t seem to find it
(10:42:20 AM) name hidden: got any clues?
(10:42:36 AM) Petra  Fyde: Just type ‘shame’ in the search box at the top of the right side bar
(10:43:08 AM) name hidden: not saying anything
(10:43:15 AM) name hidden: embarrassing

We went to a lot of trouble to try to find a really good search engine for the site, looking at more than one Google-based script. The problem, according to my embarrassed friend, lies in the name ‘Google’.  Having ‘Googled’ from his browser’s navigation toolbar he assumed Google could not find the item he needed.

The custom Google search we are using will search for terms only within the site and will return much more relevant results than the more general browser search engine. In fact the page he was seeking was the very first item listed in the search I advised him to undertake.

The moral of this tale is simple, to find items on Stratics, search the site, not the web.

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