HBC has become a huge site. We now estimate that there are about 25,000 pages. This of course makes navigation and finding pages with pertinent information a daunting task. We have tried to structure HBC to facilitate simple navigation, but with such a large site, navigation will always be an issue--especially with new subscribers. And while finding the major pages with small bits of information which may provev helpful. So here HBC readers searching for information can search the site and hopefully find just what information you are seeking. Some of you have browsers with a "Search Site" button. That works well. Here I think is an answer to the need for a search engine that effectives searches the entire site. If you do not, than all you have to do is bring up your Google or Bing (and probably other) search engines up. Both Google and Bing have advanced search links. Or you can add site:histclo.com" (without the quotation marks of course) to your search in the search box.
Some of you have browsers with a "Search Site" button. The "Search Site" button will automatically search what ever site you are in. So if you are in HBC, this will work well. This option, however, seems to have disappered from browsers.
If your browser does not have a "Search Site" button, than all you have to do is bring up Google (and probably other search engines as well). Then in the search box type your search entry followed by "site:histclo.com" (of course without the quotation marks). For example if you want to search HBC for 'skeleton suits', the search box would read, "skeleton suits site:histclo.com". Or beter put "skleton suits" or "skeleton suit" in quotation marks.
We are trying out Qwant. Our initial impression was that there is less censorship than is experience on Google, but we hve since found that yhis was not the case. We have been using Duck, but it is less effectgive than Google. Our initial assessment is that Quant is rather like Duck and Bing, all inferior search engines. Google is by far the best search engine hat we hved so far foundf in finding material. there is, however, a troubling ideological bent to Google seearch results. Let us know what your assessment is.
Some readers have asked about DuckDuckGo. It is an excellent search engine and unlike Google and Bing prides itself on not collecting information. Just click on the search box here and enter in you query. It will automaticall search HBC. We are not real plased with the results which are similar to Bing.
Bing is a good search engine. It took Microsoft some time to catch on to the advisability of making things simple for people. Just add your query into the box and Bing will search HBC. Bing seems to me a reasonable search engine, comparable to Google. The reason I do not use Bing is the pop-ups that come up with Bing searches. A company that would do that makes you woinder what they are doing under the surface. The good people at Bing (of course meaning Microsoft) have not figured out that in their clumsy effort to earn a little revenue they are just driving people into Google's hands.
We here at CIH/HBC are always thinking about our readers and trying to help you get the information that you want from our site. For many years you could use the Google box here. Google works fairly well, but the bright bulbs at Google are using algorithms to censor the internet. Just do a Google search for 'Workd War II war crimes' and notice how often the United States comes up in the results. We find the Google results for countless searches are designed to produce results critical of the United States. Self cruitivism is part of our culture. But picturing America in a false light is not. It is almost like NAZI or Soviet propagandidsts are producing Google algorithms. Freedom of the press is the crown jewel of American success. The Google staff is not only unaware of this, but has asaroedf view of American history. We have found that there is much less censorship at play with Qwant.
We hope that this page will assist you in your searches. Now if we have not explained this well or you are confused, please let me know and well will try to sort it out better. Of particular interest are important pages that do not come up when you do searches. Let us know and we will add needed codeing that on our pages will ensure that they do come up. Or on the other hand if you are computer savy and have some search insights to add, please let us know. Or if you know of a good browser we shoulf add to this page, please let us know.
From time to time we need to find cached page. We though this was a way of doing that. Unfortunately we can not get bixes here to work. We woild greatly appreciate readers with coding skills to help us with this.
These are links to the external search pages CIH/HBC commonly uses in building and working on our website. We include a link here only as it is a convient place to put the link as we use the page so commonly to hunt down a find images as well as to find if images are being used on other pages. It will not be of interest to most HBC/CIH readers, although they are welcome to use if they wish to do so.
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