Searching Tallahassee Real Estate Just Got Easier

Search Tallahassee Real EstateYou asked for it, Joe Manausa Real Estate delivers. One of the most often requested site modifications at the Tallahassee Real Estate Website has been an improved navigation system, allowing readers to find specific articles from the thousands of available pages of original content.

Our real estate website has gotten so large that we have out-grown the navigation system implemented when we began the site several years ago. We do plan a major site overhaul sometime this year, but we are awaiting the release of Thesis 2.0 before we make the changes. Until that occurs, let me introduce you to our simple "Site Search" tool.

Of course, if you are searching for homes for sale in Tallahassee, you still use our property search tool. But if you are searching for a specific topic, then our new site search tool will help.

As you see in both the image on the right, as well as the actual search tool (above the right sidebar of the Tallahassee Real Estate Blog), our site search tool is very simple. All you have to do is type a description of that which you seek, and you will be rewarded with a list of articles that best match your search.

The site search tool is especially good at finding articles about specific terms. For example, were you to type "real estate shadow inventory" into the site search tool, you would be directed to a list of articles where the shadow inventory is referenced. I will be tweaking the site search tool over the next few days so that the results from each search will be better focused to the search string used. [UPDATE 1/3/2012: We are now fully optimized with Google Custom Search ... it rocks!]

Right now, the results display in a reverse chronological order. What I really want is for them to display in order of relevance to the search string. I'm sure I can figure that out in the next few days...

Please try out the new search tool and tell me what you think. Does it make the Tallahassee Real Estate Website easier to use? Or was it a waste of time to add? I appreciate all reader feedback and look forward to hearing from you.

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