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pandreas
17-Jul-2015, 07:09
Hi,

I have a problem using search. When I type in a word, let's take xenar, I get tons of results. But what I look for (in that case information on Xenar lenses) I can't find. How can I find using the search?

Thanks

Andreas

Jac@stafford.net
17-Jul-2015, 07:14
Click on Advanced Search (just below the regular search window).

Oren Grad
17-Jul-2015, 07:33
If you use the main search box, you will get threads that have "xenar" mentioned anywhere - for example, a pages-long image-sharing thread where someone happens to mention that they used a Xenar. To follow up on Jac's point, using advanced search you can limit the search to, for example, threads that have "xenar" in the title. Then you may miss some threads that have information of interest, but at least the ones you see will be much more likely to be relevant.

Also: welcome to the Forum!

Jon Shiu
17-Jul-2015, 07:48
You can use google to search instead if you put in the site. For example, go to google and put in "Xenar site:largeformatphotography.info", without the quotation marks.

Jon

pandreas
18-Jul-2015, 02:51
Thanks for the hints. If I like to look for everything on Tele Xenar with 240mm the google way works for me but not the advanced search.

Oren Grad
18-Jul-2015, 08:10
Yes, Google will often work better. The behavior of the vBulletin search engine is often perplexing. Hope you were able to find what you needed...

StoneNYC
18-Jul-2015, 09:22
Yes, Google will often work better. The behavior of the vBulletin search engine is often perplexing. Hope you were able to find what you needed...

Unfortunately I don't know if anyone else has noticed an issue but google is doing their "mobile compatible websites get priority" in searches now, and since the site though partially mobile friendly, I don't believe it "counts" as fully mobile friendly won't get priority over other places now if searching on a movie browser.

I wish as a google user I could turn that off but I don't see where I can.

rdenney
22-Jul-2015, 16:52
Unfortunately I don't know if anyone else has noticed an issue but google is doing their "mobile compatible websites get priority" in searches now, and since the site though partially mobile friendly, I don't believe it "counts" as fully mobile friendly won't get priority over other places now if searching on a movie browser.

I wish as a google user I could turn that off but I don't see where I can.

If you put the site parameter into a Google search, it will override their preference for mobile-friendly sites.

Rick "unless there is a mobile-friendly site that conforms to the same parameter" Denney

StoneNYC
22-Jul-2015, 18:39
If you put the site parameter into a Google search, it will override their preference for mobile-friendly sites.

Rick "unless there is a mobile-friendly site that conforms to the same parameter" Denney

Thanks Rick, what's "the site parameter"?

rdenney
22-Jul-2015, 19:24
Thanks Rick, what's "the site parameter"?

"Site:largeformatphotography.info" in a Google search field, along with the search arguments.

Rick "referring to an earlier post" Denney

Jac@stafford.net
25-Jul-2015, 15:57
This site is always at the top of Google search and amazingly up-to-date for me. I use tapa-talk an hour a day. It is all good.