OC3D TechSearch - The enthusiast orientated Google search

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OC3D TechSearch - The enthusiast orientated Google search

Lets face it, most of us have Google set as our homepage. The convenience of being able to fire up that new browser window or create a new tab and have that simplistic Google search box beaming back at you is infinitely useful. But what if it could get EVEN better?

We're all enthusiasts right? So most of our searches are Motherboard this, Memory that. Reviews, News, things to spend our latest pay cheque on...etc. Well what if in addition to your usual Google search, you could also perform searches across all of the worlds largest and most respected technology forums, blogs, websites and even retailers in a single click! Handy huh?

OC3D TechSearch - The enthusiast orientated Google search

This is exactly what we're striving to achieve with OC3D's latest invention: TechSearch. By harnessing the power of Google's massive index along with our knowledge of global tech websites, we've managed to put together a custom search that's entirely focused on returning only the results you're looking for. No crummy price comparison site results, no dodgy unheard of retailers. Just the good stuff.

Check out TechSearch now, and be sure to set it as your homepage if you find it useful. After all, its got all the features of your usual Google home, along with everything you need as an enthusiast!

TechSearch can also be accessed from these conveniently short URL's:

http://s.oc3d.net
http://g.oc3d.net

We'd love to hear your feedback in our forums, and be sure to keep checking TechSearch as we're going to be running some AWESOME COMPETITIONS to kick things off.

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14-09-2010, 16:14:44

JN
Lets face it, most of us have Google set as our homepage. The convenience of being able to fire up that new browser window or create a new tab and have that simplistic Google search box beaming back at you is infinitely useful. But what if it could get EVEN better?

We're all enthusiasts right? So most of our searches are Motherboard this, Memory that. Reviews, News, things to spend our latest pay cheque on...etc. Well what if in addition to your usual Google search, you could also perform searches across all of the worlds largest and most respected technology forums, blogs, websites and even retailers in a single click! Handy huh?



This is exactly what we're striving to achieve with OC3D's latest invention: TechSearch. By harnessing the power of Google's massive index along with our knowledge of global tech websites, we've managed to put together a custom search that's entirely focused on returning only the results you're looking for. No crummy price comparison site results, no dodgy unheard of retailers. Just the good stuff.

Check out TechSearch now, and be sure to set it as your homepage if you find it useful. After all, its got all the features of your usual Google home, along with everything you need as an enthusiast!

TechSearch can also be accessed from these conveniently short URL's:



FULL ARTICLE HEREQuote

14-09-2010, 16:33:43

mrapoc
oooooo i like facebooked!Quote

14-09-2010, 16:40:43

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrapoc View Post

oooooo i like facebooked!
Taa dude Try to get as many peeps as you can using it Quote

14-09-2010, 16:42:20

Brooksie
Looks awesome guys nice one Quote

14-09-2010, 16:56:48

tinytomlogan
This is deffo one to set as your home page, and then get as many people as possible using it. We hope for the most of you this will be a permanent replacement for google!Quote

14-09-2010, 17:14:01

chudley
Sorted does what it says on the tin.Quote

14-09-2010, 17:16:55

AMDFTW
very nice idea,i do look at shedload of reviewsQuote

14-09-2010, 17:28:52

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMDFTW View Post

very nice idea,i do look at shedload of reviews
Perfect candidate

BTW if you or anyone finds any sites that we've not added to our index, just let me know.Quote

14-09-2010, 19:18:02

HealZ
Instant loved the review and article search. It works exactly as I would expect it and I wish I could integrate it into my Firefox's Omnibar search.

The tech shopping isn't nearly as useful considering that there's no price sorting and Newegg is usually the first up anyways.

I'll probably write up a Greasemonkey or Stylish script to change the background color of the search results later on but so far, I'm loving the concept =DQuote

14-09-2010, 19:21:23

ppuff
*puffing up with excitement**Quote

14-09-2010, 22:23:48

AMDFTW
been playing around with it,it seems awsome all the reviews are in date order so newest being first whitch is perfect.

only gripe is it seems to load quite slow i mean getting to the search barQuote

14-09-2010, 22:38:00

AMD_PBz
What an excellent InnovationQuote

15-09-2010, 01:57:56

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by AMDFTW View Post

been playing around with it,it seems awsome all the reviews are in date order so newest being first whitch is perfect.

only gripe is it seems to load quite slow i mean getting to the search bar
I'm going to be tweaking a few things over the next few days to try and get a near instant page load for us all. Also (on FF at least) I've noticed if you make it your homepage it seems to create a hard cache of the page so that it springs up instantly.Quote

15-09-2010, 02:00:17

JN
Quote:
Originally Posted by HealZ View Post

Instant loved the review and article search. It works exactly as I would expect it and I wish I could integrate it into my Firefox's Omnibar search.

The tech shopping isn't nearly as useful considering that there's no price sorting and Newegg is usually the first up anyways.

I'll probably write up a Greasemonkey or Stylish script to change the background color of the search results later on but so far, I'm loving the concept =D
Yeah the Shopping function could undoubtedly be improved. At the time of designing the site it was a toss-up between file searching and shopping. Maybe the former may have been more useful.Quote

15-09-2010, 07:54:02

tinytomlogan
Hey guys, one thing I need to point out as it has been asked, is all we do is give google a list of sites to narrow down a search if you use the tech forums/articles option.

The way the search items are displayed (ie who comes top) is in the normal google SEO style, it in no way bumps OC3D to the top. Also we have all of OC3D competitors listed in the search items too so its in no way what so ever weighted towards us.

We really do see this as a viable alternative to google, because it auto sets to s standard google seach, yet has the option for you to be able to drastically narrow down the search results if you are looking for something tech related.

It is still a WIP but with your help we can make this much better for everyone.Quote

15-09-2010, 12:08:52

alexhull24
Great work, this is my new homepage. I'll add feedback and comments after I've used it a little more, but sounds right up my street (and probably most members of this community)!Quote

15-09-2010, 13:43:50

Brooksie
Even got Asus UK facebook posting for you .

This is going to be huge!Quote

16-09-2010, 11:35:55

Freak
I searched my old motherboard, it came up with wikipedia, images of gun crosshairs and sun glasses.

But it then did find computing sites about the asus crosshair....

I also couldnt post this from the article Quote

30-12-2010, 09:29:54

Filekutter
Already proved useful for me so, yeppers my new homepage.Quote

20-01-2011, 09:16:08

Ron
So any chance of getting an app. I do most my tech/review reading on iPhone.Quote

13-02-2011, 17:36:53

angeleyes101
Yep, would be great to be able to use it on iPhoneQuote

15-02-2011, 14:59:36

theWarrden
Set as my homepage got a few others to do same and give it a try.

Sweet idea as well as the suggestion for an app, my iPhone is missing a quick convenient way to get its Overclock3D fix ;-)Quote

23-02-2011, 08:08:34

mrbios
Awesome! Will definitely find that useful, i'll pass on the link Quote

23-02-2011, 20:17:22

MichaelH
New homepage - I love it! Quote

08-04-2012, 15:50:23

Ya93sin
That's a really simple but great page to have, thanks a lot! Quote

09-04-2012, 02:25:50

Tharionos
DIBS !

totally gonna use that

is it safer or the same as google ?Quote

09-04-2012, 07:21:19

SPS
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tharionos View Post

DIBS !

totally gonna use that

is it safer or the same as google ?
Safer?Quote

16-04-2012, 09:50:01

WOLF
Dear OC3D!

Thank you for the OC3D TechSearch, but unforgentbly it excluded my Symantec Norton 360 Toolbar in Mozilla Firefox 11.

Sad to say, but I had to go back to my regular Google Browser.

WOLF.Quote

02-07-2012, 04:42:19

JazmaN
Spammer above? Also is this still in use?Quote

12-12-2012, 14:47:57

MDB2012
What a great idea!!

Thank Tom, I have already added this to my shortcuts and on my Galaxy tab, perfect for that ''oooh what about..... quick search at work and home"' - Genius!!!Quote

27-12-2012, 20:03:00

phatjak
Just...bookmarked on firefox! Quote

30-12-2012, 19:11:05

BoseEinstein
Good idea, it will get use, added it to my bookmark bar!Quote

02-01-2013, 16:41:50

CEUOTC
Bookmarked

Regards.

C.Quote

12-01-2013, 04:11:45

Princeatom
My god, this will save me lots of time searching up mobo's and other stuff.Quote

15-01-2014, 08:08:27

paullongy326
awesome added as homepage now and will add to my twitter and facebookQuote

15-01-2014, 08:10:14

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by paullongy326 View Post
awesome added as homepage now and will add to my twitter and facebook
Maybe we should start pushing this again Quote
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