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Adding an Experts Exchange site search to the Firefox browser
How to create a custom search shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Firefox browser. This eliminates the need to type out site:experts-exchange.com whenever you want to search the site.

1. Launch your Bookmark Menu

Press 'Ctrl + Shft + B' (Windows) or 'Apple Key + B' (Mac) in Firefox to launch the Bookmark Menu

2. Create a new bookmark

In the Bookmark Library, right click on "Bookmarks Menu", and select "New Bookmark"

3. Fill out your bookmark fields

We'll use the following info.

Name - Search Experts Exchange (This name can be anything you want)
Location: https://www.google.com/#q=%s+site:experts-exchange.com (the %s acting as a dynamic replaceable keyword)
Keyword -  ee (This keyword will be what triggers the custom search and can be anything you'd like)

4. Add the bookmark

5. Try your new custom search

Type "ee" in your address bar, followed by your search terms. All of your results should now be from Experts Exchange.
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Adding an Experts Exchange site search to the Chrome browser
Shows how to create a shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Chrome browser. This eliminates the need to type out site:experts-exchange.com whenever you want to search the site.

1. Launch the Search Engine Menu

In chrome, via your address bar go to:
chrome://settings/searchEngines

2. Add a New Search Engine

Scroll to the bottom and "Add a new search engine" using the following values:
Name - Search Experts Exchange (This name can be anything you want)
Keyword - ee (This keyword will be what triggers the custom search)
URL - https://www.google.com/#q=%s+site:experts-exchange.com  (Site search operator URL with %s acting as a dynamic replaceable keyword)

3. Save the New Search Engine

Press Enter and exit out of your settings area.

4. Try your new custom search

Type "ee" in your address bar, followed by your search terms. All of your results should now be from Experts Exchange.
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Expert Comment

by:ermooney
This doesn't work for me because since I live in Japan, I am always taken to google.co.jp rather than google.com. Typing ee pulls up sites with ee in their names or content.  That's OK.  If I type in experts exchange, I am taken to a page where experts exchange is among the search results.  I click on the URL, log in and then do my search.
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by:Lucas Bishop
@ermooney, some feedback regarding your comments:

This doesn't work for me because since I live in Japan, I am always taken to google.co.jp rather than google.com

One way to work around this is to force English language and US based results with the following additional operators:
&lr=lang_en&cr=countryUS

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So when you are setting up the custom search engine, you would use the following URL:
https://www.google.com/#q=%s+site:experts-exchange.com&lr=lang_en&cr=countryUS

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Typing ee pulls up sites with ee in their names or content.
If you've completed the "Add a Search Engine" (Step 2 in instructions above),  to trigger this dynamic search with "ee" you will type "ee" into the browser address bar and then press the space bar (not the enter key). This will trigger the custom search engine to become active.

Is it only applicable to the Chrome browser on PCs?
It's only applicable to Chrome desktop browsers. Currently the mobile OS doesn't allow the creation of custom search engines.
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Copying Site's CSS Using Chrome Developer Tools
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how nuggets on the Web are formatted by using Chrome Developer Tools. These tools would not only view the site's CSS but it can also modify it and save the CSS to use on your own site.
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Adding Subdomains to Content Reports in Google Analytics
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to add subdomains to your content reports. This can be very importing in having a site with multiple subdomains.
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Google Webmaster Tools' Search Analytics Report
Google currently has a new report that is in beta and coming soon to Webmaster Tool accounts. This Micro Tutorial will highlight new features for Google Webmaster Tools.
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by:Scott Fell, EE MVE
Annie, how does this differ from using google analytics when webmaster tools is linked?
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Web browsers are applications used primarily to display documents, files and media from the Internet, identified by a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that can be a page, image, video or other file. Some browsers require the use of add-ons or extensions to safely render the information they receive; others have systems built into them to perform the same functions.