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Forum Search Alternative

PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:33 pm
Author: Jake
Many have questioned why the forum search returns zero results. I won’t bother going into details in this post, I will simply point to what does work.

Use https://cse.google.com/cse/publicurl?cx ... sypdyarw70

Edit: Google search does not work any longer. Please scroll down for alternatives.

Re: Forum Search Alternative

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:38 am
Author: rchawaii
Jake, just wanted to say I appreciate you posting this link here. Yesterday and today alone it has helped me a ton. Much appreciated.

Re: Forum Search Alternative

PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:19 pm
Author: Jake
You sorta prompted me to do it, so you deserve credit.

Re: Forum Search Alternative

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:03 pm
Author: extremeodd
Or just remove everything after ".com" and type what you are looking for followed by "site:" infront of the url. Works on every single website, especially well on forums.

For example

"http://viragotechforum.com/posting.php?mode=reply&f=208&t=61666&sid=d75446d8907276b90605e8d90f3bdf6e"

Becomes

"xv750 starter site:http://viragotechforum.com"

Which when you hit submit will give you this:

https://www.google.com/search?q=xv750+s ... hforum.com

Re: Forum Search Alternative

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:13 pm
Author: Jake
:GJ:

Re: Forum Search Alternative

PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:00 pm
Author: rchawaii
They do bring up different search results..Thanks.

Re: Forum Search Alternative

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:15 am
Author: Mr Biggz
I've tried all of the methods on this thread and I'm still unable to yield relevant - or any for that matter - search results. Any additional tips would be very much appreciated.

Thanks for posting this thread.

Re: Forum Search Alternative

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:44 am
Author: briandk
I imagine google purged the site from the results because of all the downtime and the invalid SSL certificate, but luckely site search still works on bing.

Go to bing.com and search for keywords + site:viragotechforum.com just like on google. E.g:
mikuni dual site:viragotechforum.com

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Re: Forum Search Alternative

PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:59 am
Author: Jake
briandk, is probably correct about Google. Another search engine that I just checked is DuckDuckGo, it works fine too.