gCaptain Announces New Site Search Technology

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June 27, 2009

A feature we recently implemented is gCaptain site search built on the google search engine. We had this before but only on the homepage, lat week we added new functionality and added the engine to a new header bar found at the top of “all” (well almost all) gCaptain pages. The bar is located in the upper right hand corner of the site:

google powered search bar

Once you enter a search term you are brought to the results page. The engine searches every page of the site so if you enter “AHTS Captain” you notice that the first 5 results are AHTS Captain listings from our job board…but.. if you refine the results for the “gCaptain Forum” you will only see results for this section of the site. Here’s the refine button magnified:

gcaptain site search

You may also apply the same refinement and only search gCaptain’s maritime blog or job board. Lastly, you may also use the built in search bars located on the right hand sidebar of each section. As an example, the blog’s built in search is found here:


The difference between the two is that the header bar is a global site search which let’s google find what it deems to be the best results regardless of the post’s age… while the sidebar search is a local engine that “simply” matches words and lists the results in chronological order.

This new feature should help you find older posts that are more relevant to what you are looking for! If you are looking for even more search power consider installing gCaptain’s spam-free maritime toolbar or visiting our maritime industry search engine found in the tools section of this site. And, as always, let us know what your think in the comments below!


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