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#1 watch_art

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 20:24

To help everybody out. ;)

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 22:30

Great idea! I didn't know you could do that!

One suggestion from a little testing is I think you should consider dropping the keywords "fountain pen".

Here's an example:
Site only
With Keywords and site

Note how "groomsman's gift recommendation" gets eliminated even though it's a valid return (I think(.
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#3 watch_art

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 23:24

Holy cow I never noticed that!

I have no idea how to edit the thing - I just copied and saved it a couple years ago when somebody else posted the link.

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#4 bphollin

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 23:40

I have a TextExpander snippet (.sfpn) that autofills "site:fountainpennetwork.com " in my browser's Google search field; add the keyword you want to search for and Bob's yer uncle. That "site:..." limits search results to the FPN domain. Same difference as your link above.

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 17:42

I just search what I'm looking for on google and put FPN after it. So much more effective than the search function on FPN. This is pretty cool... thanks!

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 18:26

These are all great ways to expedite searching on FPN via Google since FPN's own search function leaves a bit to be desired. Gcouch's method seems the simplest.

Thank you all! :thumbup:

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 11:06

looks very good, thanks for the heads up
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 15:26

That's a bookmark element. :)

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 00:41

I find I'm using "[search term] site/fountainpennetwork.com" for my searches so I can search for 2 letter terms here

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 01:58

Here is another page you can bookmark:

FPN Search
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#11 tinta

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 21:40

Sorry Ravantra, the link you sent won't Bookmark on my system.
When I click on it, as found in your answer on this thread, I can use it "then" & only then.
If I try to bookmark this page & then try to recall it later, it will not be found in my Bookmark list.
Weird!
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#12 mhguda

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:29

watch_art and ravantra: these links no longer work on my system. It takes the search term and tries to load the page, and disappears in limbo... I've tried a number of different search terms. Same result. Is this something to do with my machine or are more people having this problem? It was VERY useful while it lasted...!
Edit: found the culprit, sorry... an adblocking applet was blocking one of the elements. I'll fix it and use this fantastic searcher again. Thanks! :notworthy1:

Edited by mhguda, 04 December 2012 - 11:32.

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#13 tinta

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 19:15

For some strange reason, your link, that I could not for the life of me Bookmark for easy immediate use, actually settled in my Bookmark list.
I hope it stays there for a while.

Thanks for this helpful way of checking up on "what was...".
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#14 Mags

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 17:35

I will give it a try.
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 18:29

another alternative, inside the google search bar type in"

site:fountainpennetwork.com your query

eg:

site:fountainpennetwork.com lamy safari
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 01:14

Here is another page you can bookmark:

FPN Search


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THANK YOU!!! This is how my searches on FPN go....

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:33

Glad to hear all this. I gave up and started using google, but wasn't going to say anything--I just thought I didn't understand how to use the FPN search. I feel better, now :headsmack:

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:55

Does anyone has a problem with Google search results returning a page saying, "www.fountainpennetwork.com Driver Error" and "There appears to be an error with the database." ?
I seem to be getting this pretty often with my computer, but going this on my mobile doesn't result in any problems.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:59

Does anyone has a problem with Google search results returning a page saying, "www.fountainpennetwork.com Driver Error" and "There appears to be an error with the database." ?
I seem to be getting this pretty often with my computer, but going this on my mobile doesn't result in any problems.

I have the same problem (sometimes) on my iPad... :crybaby:

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Edit: added (sometimes) and error message.

Edited by carlos.q, 07 February 2013 - 14:34.


#20 watch_art

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 14:20

hmmmm. interesting - never seen it.

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