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Why does the search "free" no longer bring in the free stuff and curb alerts?

Every since you made it that prices come in on the site, if I put in free as a search, almost nothing comes in that's free stuff. Before I would get very few that weren't free. Is this a Bug or the way the site will be from now on?

Richard Knouse

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OK, after looking into this, our code isn't filtering out the free posts, but I think the technique we're using to get Google to include the price is also causing it to emphasize posts with prices, to the point where it may be deciding some free posts aren't worth showing. (Gah Google, be less "smart". :P )

Anyway, I think I've found a work-around. Should have it up to try in 5 minutes or so!

Nathan Stretch
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Tried it twice today and brought up the Harrisburg, PA Craigslist in a separate window to see how they compare. Now prob. bringing up about 1/3 to 1/2 of the free stuff listed on Craigslist. Better than before, but still not as good as before the changes.

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Are you searching in the "free stuff" category, or just "all sale/wanted" for the word "free"?

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