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Can the search box be fixed?

  1. Sparhawke profile image60
    Sparhawkeposted 6 years ago

    Many times I have been looking for something and it is next to impossible with the current set up, to be quite frank about it, it is useless.

    Just now I was searching for "overprotective dog" which I know must exist here and it found nothing of any kind of use whatsoever...I do not want the word "overprotective" or "dog" on its own but together...

    Many is the time I have had to just give up and go wandering around Google, can you make it so that if you type something it will find it exactly how you ask for it?

    Absolutely nowhere did Hubpages search find the ones that Google found...this is a big problem when you cannot find what you are looking for smile

    (Even the ability to search in phrasemarks will be a huge improvement)

  2. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    Have you tried using the advanced search?  It offers many more options.

  3. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    You can "search in phrasemark". The only problem is that there is no content on hubpages with the words "overprotective dog" together. I even checked on google. Those words appear only in the same article, not together.

    I love the hubpages search - you can make it broad to cover the whole site or simply click on one specific part such as "forums" or "hubbers".

  4. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I would just as soon not have HP expend their resources reinventing the wheel.

    Proceed to Google.

    Go to advanced search.

    Put in your exact search phrase.

    Put hubpages.com in the domain box.

    Edit: Hang in there!

  5. 2uesday profile image88
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    Google : overprotective+dog+HubPages

    the first two have the words in the 'blurb' after the title and are Hubs.

    1 is Dogs-That-are-Over-Protective-of-Their-Owners

    2 is Why-Some-Dogs-Become-Protective-of-Owners

    hope that helps.

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this


      The words don't come in exact order though.

  6. larryfreeman profile image84
    larryfreemanposted 6 years ago

    Hi Sparhawke,

    Thanks very much for reporting your experience with the search box.

    The search worked ok for me:
    http://hubpages.com/search/include:hubs … protective

    I did a full site search.  I entered:

    dogs over protective

    Then, I selected hubs in the selection list before clicking "search"

    Please let me know if you did something different.