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#2281284 - 06/07/11 05:45 AM What happened to the (Google) Search Box ?
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 11087
Loc: The Old North State
Went to do a search and couldn't find the box normally at the top for search. Search with dropdown menu is there but the results are unsatisfactory.

Is this just me, my broswer, or are others experiencing the same? shrug

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#2281300 - 06/07/11 06:14 AM Re: What happened to the (Google) Search Box ? [Re: Sayjac]
Hokiefyd Offline


Registered: 06/24/04
Posts: 14505
Loc: Top of Virginia
Mine is missing as well. IE8 on Windows Vista.

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#2281301 - 06/07/11 06:14 AM Re: What happened to the (Google) Search Box ? [Re: Sayjac]
ArtDart Offline


Registered: 07/25/09
Posts: 352
Loc: Missouri
My Google search box in gone too.
I thought it was something I did,
as I'm a techno-idiot. I would like
to have it back.

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#2281306 - 06/07/11 06:21 AM Re: What happened to the (Google) Search Box ? [Re: Sayjac]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 11087
Loc: The Old North State
Thanks for the responses. Just getting ready to post....Bueller, anyone, anyone? wink2

Hope the powers that be put it back too. The alternative search function is lousy.

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#2281312 - 06/07/11 06:32 AM Re: What happened to the (Google) Search Box ? [Re: Sayjac]
sciphi Offline


Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 10008
Loc: Upstate NY
There's always going over to Google and searching BITOG through the Advanced Search function there. Use this string:

(search terms here) site:bobistheoilguy.com

when entering something into Google. So a search for intake cleaner would look like:

intake cleaner site:bobistheoilguy.com

when entered into Google's search bar.

Hope this helps!


Edited by sciphi (06/07/11 06:32 AM)
Edit Reason: Bold!
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#2281317 - 06/07/11 06:40 AM Re: What happened to the (Google) Search Box ? [Re: sciphi]
Sayjac Offline


Registered: 10/13/08
Posts: 11087
Loc: The Old North State
Yep, that's what I ended up doing and found exactly what I was looking for. But, having the box is more convenient.

Good information to know though.

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#2281346 - 06/07/11 07:40 AM Re: What happened to the (Google) Search Box ? [Re: Sayjac]
wwillson Offline

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Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 1902
Loc: Naperville, IL
Last year our cost for Google custom search was $100. This year the cost was going up to $15,000, which we obviously can't afford.

Wayne

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#2281359 - 06/07/11 07:52 AM Re: What happened to the (Google) Search Box ? [Re: Sayjac]
greenaccord02 Offline


Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 5215
Loc: Houston, Tx, USA
Now can we make the sidebar go away, too? Why does that have to stay?
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#2281374 - 06/07/11 08:06 AM Re: What happened to the (Google) Search Box ? [Re: Sayjac]
hate2work Offline


Registered: 09/04/08
Posts: 4617
Loc: Western Washington

Wayne, $15k is ridiculous, no wonder it's gone.

For anyone who didn't understand how to do an advanced Google search from Sciphi's instructions, here are the basics.

Open Google.

Click on the tiny hotlink on the right titled "Advanced search".

In the top bar titled "all these words" type what you're searching for. For example, brake pads, or Red Line oil, etc.

In the bottom bar titled "search within a site or domain" type bobistheoilguy.com

Hit Enter
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#2281393 - 06/07/11 08:19 AM Re: What happened to the (Google) Search Box ? [Re: greenaccord02]
hate2work Offline


Registered: 09/04/08
Posts: 4617
Loc: Western Washington
Originally Posted By: greenaccord02
Now can we make the sidebar go away, too? Why does that have to stay?


The sidebar is a good thing on the front page, but it would be great to not have it there while reading threads. That's my wish, have it disappear while reading threads smile
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#2281398 - 06/07/11 08:25 AM Re: What happened to the (Google) Search Box ? [Re: Sayjac]
greenaccord02 Offline


Registered: 04/22/07
Posts: 5215
Loc: Houston, Tx, USA
That sounds reasonable.

It would be better (if it HAS to stay, for some reason) if it were on the right side. We naturally try to start reading from left to right, so having a big bar taking up the left edge of the screen is somewhat counter-intuitive.
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#2281400 - 06/07/11 08:28 AM Re: What happened to the (Google) Search Box ? [Re: wwillson]
Art_Vandelay Offline


Registered: 11/30/08
Posts: 1339
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: wwillson
Last year our cost for Google custom search was $100. This year the cost was going up to $15,000, which we obviously can't afford.

Wayne


That's criminal!

Let's send them some 5W-30 with a bad add pack.
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#2281438 - 06/07/11 09:03 AM Re: What happened to the (Google) Search Box ? [Re: wwillson]
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Registered: 07/24/02
Posts: 11410
Loc: The Sandhills of NewYorkistan
Originally Posted By: wwillson
Last year our cost for Google custom search was $100. This year the cost was going up to $15,000, which we obviously can't afford.

Wayne



Yeeouch!
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#2281460 - 06/07/11 09:26 AM Re: What happened to the (Google) Search Box ? [Re: hate2work]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 33837
Loc: Great Lakes
Direct link to google search:
http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Abobistheoilguy.com

Do not remove the "site:bobistheoilguy.com" from the search bar. Just type your search key words right after it or before it.



Another option: one of the BITOGers wrote a search plugin for Firefox that does the same thing:
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1646775

Not sure if it works in FF4, but it does work in FF3.
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#2281483 - 06/07/11 09:47 AM Re: What happened to the (Google) Search Box ? [Re: Sayjac]
Vikas Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 10993
Loc: NorthEast
I sure hope you guys had not selected "auto-renewal" on the Google site search! That would have been one heck of credit card bill surprise in the mail :-(

Now can we get rid of the sidebar? I recall we had very heated discussion about it while ago and the reason it was there was for the Google site search.

- Vikas

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