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HiFi Hunter updates and news. Learn about the latest features and additions to the site.

Search Engine Revamp

I’m pleased to announce the revamp of the HiFi Hunter search engine, now much improved and faster. Results are now more relevant and results are faceted, so you can drill down on your searches. You can also search internationally. Your previous searches are shown for easy repeat at a later date. Presentation of results is cleaner, clearer and responsive for viewing on mobile or tablet devices.

Overall, the whole site has been reworked, the bloat removed and emphasis has been placed on speed and clean presentation.

Please treat this update as the first release of many, I have many further improvements planned for the coming months. However, please let me know of any suggestions or issues you encounter with the site and I will endeavour to resolve them as soon as I can.

There are still a small number of sites that are not yet indexed, which I’m planning to include in the very near future. If you run a classifieds or forum and wish to be included in the HiFi Hunter search engine, to help drive traffic to you, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

Merry Christmas all!

New Servers

There’s been some big changes behind the scenes at Hi-Fi Hunter lately. We’ve been moving to a brand new server, with more power at our disposal, which should provide much quicker site performance all round.

On top of that there is further work under foot to optimise the search engine algorithms even further to return your results of you searches in double quick time.

Hi-Fi Hunter Launched in Canada

Canada HeadphonesI’m pleased to announce that Hi-Fi Hunter has now been extended to cover Canada. You can now use your favourite used HiFi search engine to find the best pre-owned bargains in local to you in Canada. Just like the other local versions of Hi-Fi Hunter, all the main forums, classified sites and ebay are included in the index and all searched concurrently, to save you time visiting every site manually.

Slow Page Loads

You may have noticed recently the page load speed for the site has been a bit erratic and often quite slow. Our hosting company recently moved us to new hardware, but are suffering some teething difficulties. Rest assured I am working with them to help improve load and response times.

On top of this, I have spent time optimising the site in general, tweaking as necessary, looking at caching tactics and any database index tweaks that may improve things to shave a few ms off the page load times. I’m hoping this two pronged approach will greatly improve the sites usability.