Improved Internal Search on HubPages

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  1. Simone Smith profile image88
    Simone Smithposted 11 years ago

    Our very own Mark Painter has done a brilliant job of improving internal search on HubPages.

    You'll notice the following features:
    -No more filtering dropdown menu for initial searches
    -Autocomplete when writing searches
    -Grouping of abundant filter results (e.g. answers, Hubbers) near the top for site-wide searches
    -More filter options

    We hope you like the improvements - have a look, if you haven't already, and let us know if you find any bugs!

    1. twobmad profile image59
      twobmadposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Very Great.. it was the first problem I had when I was signing up for hubpages two months.. I didn't know where to make search people

  2. WebbyAvatar profile image56
    WebbyAvatarposted 11 years ago

    Sounds great smile

  3. Jen's Solitude profile image88
    Jen's Solitudeposted 11 years ago

    Just finished using it and had no problems at all. It is much improved so a giant thumbs-up from me. smile Thanks very much!

  4. RedElf profile image90
    RedElfposted 11 years ago

    Nifty-pifty, Simone! Thanks,HubPages and Mark Painter!

  5. waynet profile image70
    waynetposted 11 years ago

    Awesome! Now I can keep tabs and search for topics more easily, I got frustrated with the old search, but glad it's been improved! Hubpage engineers and staff are outdoing themselves on all levels.

    I feel more motivated to try more and write more hubs or at the very least tackle my unpublished hubs!

  6. ns1209 profile image64
    ns1209posted 11 years ago

    Fantastic and loving all these updates! This should help when looking for other excellent Hubs. Keep up the good work.

    The only thing that is stopping me from writing hundreds of Hubs is the recent Google traffic drop!

  7. frogdropping profile image81
    frogdroppingposted 11 years ago

    Wonderful. Mark can now take a tea-break, he's earned it smile

  8. Aware1 profile image59
    Aware1posted 11 years ago

    Fabulous Work! smile

  9. Shil1978 profile image89
    Shil1978posted 11 years ago

    Neat - I did try it out and it works just great. Thank you Mark and Simone smile

  10. K9keystrokes profile image88
    K9keystrokesposted 11 years ago

    I find the new internal search navigation to be very simple and much easier now, and it looks great also. The old way was a bit frustrating, now it is a very smooth process. Re-motivated to start pumping out hubs again with all of the new toys HubPages staff has brought to the community. Huge appreciation for the HP team! With a special thank you for Simone and Mark.

  11. ripplemaker profile image79
    ripplemakerposted 11 years ago

    This is so wonderful! I loved it!

  12. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 11 years ago

    Huan ying Mark, Ni hao.

    Great job. Lots of fun to play with. I haven't found any bugs.

  13. ThomasE profile image69
    ThomasEposted 11 years ago

    I've been trying it out a bit, it is a great improvement, thanks.

  14. Howard S. profile image91
    Howard S.posted 11 years ago

    I stumbled across the modified search before this notice while trying to show someone how to use it. It didn't behave as usual (and I gave up quickly), so now I know why. Yes, it's better, but I have a puzzlement and a suggestion.

    I am puzzled by the order. I searched "persecution Iraq" by relevance. I got a hub, a group of comments, a group of answers, and a continuing list of hubs. I can understand grouping like items together, but why separate the hubs? If there's a rhyme or reason (beyond "relevance"), perhaps an explanatory note at the top would help.

    Suggestion: At this point I see a page icon next to each of these. That's fine next to hubs. How about putting the comment icon next to comments and the answer icon next to answers, etc.

  15. Mark Painter profile image61
    Mark Painterposted 11 years ago

    I am very glad the search changes have been well received.  It is very gratifying to work on something and get feedback that the result was beneficial.

    Howard S., what I was trying to do was include pictures (or whatever) in the first place where a picture occurred in the relevance ranking.  At a gross level, this is working pretty well.  If you search for Pablo Picaso, some pictures will show up fairly high in the ranking, for example.  However, there are probably some searches where the results seem not as intuitive, as you pointed out.  Over time, I hope I will discover ways to whack the relevance engine on its pointy little head to get it to do better in these cases.  Your other points are well taken and more straight-forward to deal with.

    Nelle Hoxie, nin hao, nin guo jiang le.


    1. Michael Willis profile image68
      Michael Willisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I am having a problem using the new search engine.
      I remember a forum and another location on HP that was about the Super Hubs program. I know it is closed, but these Hubs could be used for reference.
      I have searched for over an hour and typed in many different variations in the search box, but still come up with nothing.
      I do find questions, unrelated hub with words from my search post....but not what I am looking for.

  16. viryabo profile image94
    viryaboposted 11 years ago

    I first saw it this afternoon but didn't look close enough to appreciate the change. Now i've gone back to look closely.

    Its really nice and makes it so much easier to search for whatever you need.

    Great Mark, and thanks Simone. smile


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