We’ve taken a lot of user suggestions into consideration over the past few months. Our users are full of ideas; the hard part seems to be figuring out which to listen to first. The general rule of thumb is to let the numbers do the work. When we get a few hundred emails telling us they want an upgraded search function, for instance, we get right now that.
The search technology we use has been upgraded to our partner’s Custom Search Beta. This means a faster, more accurate search. The results page you get from searches on this site will also look much more like a familiar search giant’s results page.
The one downside to this is that domain searching will no longer work. This includes the domain options presented next to the “Search” button on startpages as well as the Amazon option in the drop down box. We’re currently looking at ways to fix that feature. We’ll be bringing it back as soon as possible.
Keep those suggestions coming!