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Method To Effectively Search MOTOBRICK.COM
« on: April 29, 2017, 11:20:24 AM »
Using this technique is an alternative means of subject searching and amusement applicable across the Internet wherever search functions are not providing soul-filling satisfaction.

If you are starting to stamp your bunny slippers on the floor in a snit because a website's search function isn't giving you what you want and deserve, try this technique.

Go to the Google window on your browser and type what you're trying to find:
johnny blanket

Then add a space after the words you want to find and type, for example
site:motobrick.com

It will look like this.
johnny blanket site:motobrick.com

Ready? Click Search. What you will see on your screen will be links to motobrick.com posts with links to several more posts in a list beneath them plus, below each list will be the words More results from www.motobrick.com. When you click on that phrase, you will get even more posts to research. After the Motobrick posts will come random posts from other sites.

Now try
strange noise site:motobrick.com

You'll get more posts specifically about strange noises this way. Eventually, the list will have posts that just have the word noise or strange separated and will be from other sites. That's when you'll probably move on. While you're at it, try substituting Feck or Klunk into that search word string. All this hinges on your being able to read well and being willing to change your search words a few times to find what you're after.

This method is one of a number of methods to use.

greetings... edit by motobrick johnny 06/09/18

this search box on the home page has been enhanced and works well for those google challenged...



and of course the advanced search under the search button next to help...





yeeeeeehaaaa...

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Re: A Method To Effectively Search MOTOBRICK.COM
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 01:21:41 PM »
That is a great tip! Thanks


Now tell us how you get to do those links like that... the method I was told before stopped working  :dunno
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Re: A Method To Effectively Search MOTOBRICK.COM
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2017, 05:20:23 PM »
Now tell us how you get to do those links like that... the method I was told before stopped working  :dunno
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Re: A Method To Effectively Search MOTOBRICK.COM
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2017, 05:25:12 PM »
However you can steal his Ox and feed his ass carrots.
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Re: A Method To Effectively Search MOTOBRICK.COM
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2017, 05:25:56 PM »
Trust me, your ass is something I covet so very much that I can't possibly explain!

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Re: A Method To Effectively Search MOTOBRICK.COM
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2017, 05:32:28 PM »
Trust me, your ass is something I covet so very much that I can't possibly explain!
Costa Rica and Vermont aren't neighbors anyway. Somalia and Vermont are neighbors with Finland and Karelia.
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Re: A Method To Effectively Search MOTOBRICK.COM
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2017, 06:57:45 PM »
Thanks Laitch! :bmwsmile   Tried your way..got results.  Tried JO's way...no results for IDENTICAL SEARCH.  Perhaps it is because the Google search is intuitive or the search parameters or more "flexible"??  JO, the drop down menu is nice.  Perhaps the things I am searching for are just off the "beaten path"  :hehehe .
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Re: A Method To Effectively Search MOTOBRICK.COM
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2017, 07:51:39 PM »
Err it might well be me but I now find that using my left hand I get zero results and with my right hand the results explode.


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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2017, 08:39:08 PM »
now we are marching to google whack... and bing whack...
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Re: A Method To Effectively Search MOTOBRICK.COM
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2017, 07:21:26 AM »
On a related note, you can do nationwide craigslist searches for your next dream bike using a similar search format  (eliminate ' ' ):


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Re: A Method To Effectively Search MOTOBRICK.COM
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2017, 08:06:28 AM »
I tried this method and I also got a couple duplicates of the same thread. Example, search 'siebenrock' both ways. Site internally you get 7 hits with each occurrence of the search term highlighted. Google using this technique, you get 10 hits, three of which are dupes.

When you click the Google link, sometimes you get just an unformatted view that shows only the post containing the search term with not much context. To see the context, you have find the 'Go to full version' link at the bottom which takes you to the top of the motobrick.com thread. Even if you add quotes to the Google search term, you get hits that are out of context and not useful.

Some hits are not found on the search engine level but are found using the Search box. For example, search 'pixie'.

When I used the site's search box I got the full view of the entire thread, in which I could then just search for the term on the page using the browser's Find command.

So not to be a contrarian but I'm not sure what the advantage of this is over the site's Search box. If I want to find motobrick hits I just use the Search box. If I want to go outside, I do a web search. Not sure what using a search engine to restrict the search to a site that has a functional search engine brings. Laitch, have you found hits on the search engine level using this technique that aren't found using the site's Search box?
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Re: A Method To Effectively Search MOTOBRICK.COM
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2017, 08:16:23 AM »
So not to be a contrarian but I'm not sure what the advantage of this is over the site's Search box.
You're not contrarian, Motorhobo, you're late to the party. I posted this technique hours before the search function here was modified to perform at a higher level and I have since included text at the beginning of the original post explaining that.
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Re: A Method To Effectively Search MOTOBRICK.COM
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2017, 09:05:35 AM »
I did see Johnny's post about the fix -- but I didn't have my johnnyo -> english dictionary handy so I didn't know wtf he was talking about.

 
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Re: A Method To Effectively Search MOTOBRICK.COM
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2017, 03:19:30 PM »
i feel as if i hijacked this thread and have harmed others... for that reason im gonna ask mystic red to delete my
posts and delete membership here...
Post a YouTube video of the self-flagellation before you go, if you have a minute, j o. There are several here interested in blood spatter pattern analysis, I think.
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Re: A Method To Effectively Search MOTOBRICK.COM
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2017, 09:29:06 AM »
Thanks for this posting, Laitch. I started using this method to search and it's working swimmingly!


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Re: A Method To Effectively Search MOTOBRICK.COM
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2017, 10:26:03 AM »
Been meaning to say thanks for this Laitch. I learned a while back that using another search engine (google, bing) where much more productive and accurate. But your method is much more refined and direct.........so thanks! :2thumbup:
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