ExplorOz Newsletter - Issue 60

17th May, 2004. In this issue: Changing You Email Address, Keyword Cross-References, Forum Search Improvements, ExplorOz Statistics, Online Auction for Charity and New Shop Products.

Change your email address...

If you need to change your email address for receiving our User Newsletters you must use the link at the bottom of this newsletter - this will direct you to your personal profile which you can edit directly, so please follow the link to be sure your details are changed immediately.

Keyword Cross-References

A new feature has been implemented on the site to alert you to information you are looking for that is already on the site.

Now, when you type a new post into the Forum, the words you use will initiate a keyword search across the site and automatically provide links at the bottom of the initial post to cross-referenced items found in our Articles in Topic Search, the Business Listings of our Advertisers, and the names of our Trek Notes.


These cross-references are designed to help both you and other readers of your post to find related information that is already on ExplorOz.

Forum Search Improvements

Forum Search options have just been increased with 2 new features:

  1. You can now elect to search keywords in just the Topic (ie. the heading of the original post) and/or you can elect to search just the body text of the post and all replies and follow-ups. Note - you can elect to search Topic or Body OR Both. Just tick the appropriate checkboxes.

  2. u can now search for more than one word by adding a + symbol between words, eg. Fog+Light will search only for occurrences of "Fog Light" rather than all occurrences of Fog plus all occurrences of Light.

Using these new search options will obviously reduce the results lists giving you a more accurate set of matches.

New Advertisers

Recently we've had quite a few new advertisers join ExplorOz®. Don't forget that our Business Search function is the only dedicated Australian 4WD/Camping/Caravanning search engine on the internet and is ideal place to find contact details for products and services Australia-wide. 

Reids RadioData

Websters 4WD Training & Accessories
De Bug - Morison & Morison

Synforce Lubricants
Waeco (National)
Top End Camper Trailer Rentals

Murchison Safaris
Gibb River Road Bus Service
Gibb River Camping Hire
Oil Safe Systems (National)

Do you have a business you'd like to advertise on ExplorOz®? Click here for more info...

Did you know that the 4WD Club category is free? Get your club in our Search Engine... click here...

ExplorOz Statistics

No. 2 Shopping/Classifieds - Books
No. 5 Automotive - Recreation
No. 13 Travel - Destinations/Accommodation
No. 613 of All Australian websites

results based on mth avg. for April 2004
source: "Hitwise Australia - www.hitwise.com.au"

Click to view stats report online

Dear ExplorOz Reader,

In this newsletter we are pleased to bring you our very first online Auction plus our usual good news and information about site updates.

Online Auction for Charity

Everyone loves a bargain, so get your bids in quick as this Auction runs online for a short time only. Products are brand new and have been donated by our Sponsors - with postage to the winning bidder included at no charge.

Current Auction Items

Redarc Battery Isolator
Tregg Lock
One Week Camper Trailer Hire
Skymate Wind Meter
Temperature Mate
Couplemate - CM001 Hitchup Guide
Print - Desert Crossing - The French Line
Print - Birdsville Pub (Qld)
Music CD - Caravanserai Cafe - !Specials
Music CD - Caravanserai Cafe - My Desert Voice
(AE-1) Anglers Edge - Fish Feeding Forecaster
ExplorOz® Spare Wheel Cover (Size 003)
ExplorOz® Spare Wheel Cover (Size 005)
ExplorOz® Stubby Holder & Cap

(once sold more items will be added)

Make a Bid...

All proceeds from the sale of these products will be donated to the Variety Club charity as part of the fundraising pool raised by the ExplorOz Team. For more info on this Charity and our involvement click here...

New Shop Products

Hema's SuperMap of Australia

Stocked by popular demand, this map of Australia is a super-large format for display purposes. Comes flat (rather than folded) so is rolled in a tube - also available laminated.

Flat in Tube $34.95
Laminated in Tube $64.95

6 more Audio Book Titles (3 Tapes & 3 CD's)

Holy Cow - Tape
Our Price $44.95
Zombie Bums from Uranus - Tape
Our Price $16.95
The Day My Bum Went Psycho - Tape
Our Price $24.95
Managed Funds - CD
Our Price $29.95
Lockie Leonard Human Torpedo - CD
Our Price $24.95
Your Mortgage and how to pay it off in 5 yrs - CD
Our Price $39.95

6 more Len Beadell Books

End of an Era
Our Price $16.95
Beating About The Bush
Our Price $16.95
Still in the Bush
Our Price $16.95
Bush Bashers
Our Price $16.95
Blast the Bush
Our Price $16.95
Too Long in the Bush
Our Price $16.95

Back in Stock

  • Hema Great Desert Track packs are back in stock - unchanged

  • The SW sheet (avail. separately) has been reprinted and is also back in stock but is NOT a new edition.

Out of Print Alert

  • Camping Guide to Tasmania (book)

  • Bush Camps & Rest Areas Around Australia (book)

  • Discover Australia by 4WD (book) - new edition due Nov.

Happy Travel Planning,
David, Michelle, & Juliana

ExplorOz ® is owned by I.T. Beyond Pty Ltd.
PO Box 967, Hillarys Western Australia 6923
Phone: (08) 9403 3737 Mon - Fri during business hours only (WST)

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