DuckDuckGo advrider bang search

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  1. transplant

    transplant not OEM

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    I requested this a long time ago - not sure if I was responsible - but I just noticed that there is a new DuckDuckGo bang search for ADVRider. If you use DuckDuckGo and search for

    Which oil for my R1100GS !adv

    It’s the same as typing

    Which oil for my R1100GS site:advrider.com

    Saves you a total of 13 keystrokes every time you need to satisfy your oil thread cravings. Could add up to a lot. Enjoy.
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  2. Pauladv

    Pauladv ADVrider.com Content Guy

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    Very cool. Anyone know who is responsible for this?
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  3. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Super Supporter

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    How does duckduckgo know that "adv" is advrider.com, and not advertisingmonthly.com?
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  4. Pauladv

    Pauladv ADVrider.com Content Guy

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  5. Pauladv

    Pauladv ADVrider.com Content Guy

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    @transplant it must have been your suggestion to DDG. Thanks buddy.
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  6. ag_streak

    ag_streak Tiene Ruta Cuarenta? Super Supporter

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  7. ADVwxyz

    ADVwxyz yep Super Supporter

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    This (or a purpose written explanation) should be a sticky in each forum as a

    NEW Streamlined Thread Search Tool-

    Save time finding content to your questions!
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  8. Pauladv

    Pauladv ADVrider.com Content Guy

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    Maybe we need to improve our search tool if Duck Duck does a better job?
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  9. SpecialKev

    SpecialKev IT Screwer Upper Administrator Super Supporter

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    Not a ton we can do to improve it right now. We already use ElasticSearch on the backend with language stemming and showing the most relevant results first. I have implemented quite a few improvements to the implementation in the last 6 months or so, but not sure what else I can do to improve it. Open to suggestions...
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  10. woollybugger

    woollybugger Adventurer

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    I'm a big fan of Duckduckgo. I have to admit Google still has a better algorithm, but I always start with DDG and resort to Google only if the results aren't sufficient.
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