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How can I search for a instructable without using google custum search? Answered

Now the new look of the site is out. I cant search any more for instructables. Maybe you can help.

Greetz,

Wout

(Sorry for my English)

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Best Answer 11 years ago

The "Google custom search" does only search Instructables.  You use keywords the same way as before, but you can't limit the search in the same way (and yes, other people have complained, just read the Feedback and Bugs forum topics).

I'bles is paying Google to provide this search capability, because the results are more complete than with their original "home brew" database search.

Once you've done a Google-based search of I'bles, the results will be displayed with a new, extra link on the search bar: "Graphical Search".  That link will show you the results using the old engine.

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 11 years ago

Seems like a lot of people are confused by the "Google Custom Search" text in the box. I assume that it's contractually required to be there, but I wonder whether the button text could be more descriptive, or maybe the box text could say "Search Instructables with Google Custom Search", or something....

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Answer 11 years ago

This would be a great comment to add to the main (Staff initiated) discussion, or to create a new topic in Help:Feedback.  At worst, a PM to Canida would probably be beneficial (and welcome).

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 11 years ago

Happy to, but which one is the staff-initated discussion? I don't want to open another Help:Feedback topic, lest it get buried under the crush of "They Changed It Now It Sucks" posts.

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Ifer
Ifer

10 years ago

But is there a way to filter the search like you used to be able to do? Like the list of categories on the left with "tech" and "nature" and stuff? I found that to be an incredibly useful feature that Google itself could have benefitted from!

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acidbass
acidbass

11 years ago

 like the answers below said it works like it used to it just looks different

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

11 years ago

It does work, it looks bad, but it does work. Try clicking the "graphical search" button next to the search button in the results.

STeve