Right now, we have separate search functions for several purposes.
1. Board search function -- searches through old board posts: http://hotrodders.com/forums/search.php
2. Knowledge Base search function -- searches through knowledge base data: http://hotrodders.com/kb/
3. Company/general website search function -- searches through about 2 thousand assorted hotrodding sites: http://hotrodders.com/searchmain.html
Plus, we have a classified search function, and a photo gallery search function.
Yes, we need ONE search engine that covers EVERYTHING, with options to search for websites, knowledge, parts sites, posts, etc. AND we need to add journals to the list of searchable items.
These different search functions evolved separately over the years, and they will be integrated into one engine eventually. First on my list right now is getting us upgraded to the new board software, but after that, this is certainly on my list.
Right now, using Google is a good way to do this. Google indexes thousands of different pages of this site, AND they offer a method of searching through ONLY Hotrodders.com pages. Check out this link: http://www.google.com/help/refinesearch.html#domain
. Look at "Domain Restrict" for info on how to use Google to search a single site.