New Search Refinements

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Blog entry by Martin Sojka posted 2390 days ago 810 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As many of you noticed, our search results were becoming cluttered by the Store pages. After some research I found that it’s possible to use search refinements in the custom search tool provided by Google. Why stop with the research… I upgraded the search on our site and included following refinements:

  • Forums
  • Projects
  • Blog entries
  • Store
  • All except store

By default, search runs across all of the sections and pages. If you want more specific results just click on the label you’re interested in. Here is the screenshot of the new search results page:

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#1 posted 2390 days ago

Way to go Martin. More and better all the time!

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#2 posted 2390 days ago

Thanks Martin. Your work makes this a better, more useful, and more enjoyable web site. Thanks again.

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#3 posted 2390 days ago

Thank you very much Martin.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 2390 days ago

thanks Martin. That should really make life a lot easier !!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 2390 days ago

Thanks, Martin. It’s always something with you…something better. Thanks for making this the finest woodworking forum around!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 2389 days ago

Thanks for the positive feedback, folks – much appreciated ;)

-- Martin, | My Facebook:

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#7 posted 2389 days ago

Great job Martin. We are all finding new and innovative ways to use this site.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#8 posted 2389 days ago

Refining search is a great help. Thanks, and leaving the first search result with store hits. It is a good marketing move, no matter if it was intentional or not. You should leave it that was so that the store gets more exposure.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#9 posted 1543 days ago

I’m searching for the author of a Rooster Intarsia entered in the 2007 MN state fair. It won a blue ribbon in the arts and crafts building. I’m wondering if there was a pattern available for this rooster. I know there are other ones available but a friend would like a pattern of this one. It would help a lot if I could post a picture but I don’t know how to do this. It’s a matter of getting it from my computer to this site.

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