Search Tips

Sparkmesh has a bit more information about its links than a full-blown search engine. This allows it to offer some extra search options to help you find what you need even faster.

Whoa, I just want to search normally!

Don't worry! You can search for matching links by typing a phrase, just like you would on a search engine. But there's a lot more power under the hood if you want it.

Basic search types
  • Link search

    Just enter a phrase, such as artist and title, for a list of matching links sorted by relevance.

    If you enter a single artist, title, tag, or playlist name, Sparkmesh will match it and take you directly to the page. To force a link search, enter ( l:/link: followed by your link search ).

  • Artist search (a:/artist: artist name)

    Enter an artist name. If Sparkmesh can't match it, you'll see a list of the closest results and have the option to create the artist's page yourself.

  • Title search (t:/title: search title)

    Enter a title. If Sparkmesh can't match it, you'll see a list of the closest results.

  • Tag search (ta:/tag: search tag)

    Enter a tag. If Sparkmesh can't match it, you'll see a list of the closest results.

  • Playlist search (p:/playlist: playlist name)

    Enter a playlist name.

  • Event search (e:/event:/events: artist name)

    Enter e: , event: , or events: followed by an artist name.

Filtering
  • Site filter (si:/site: site name)

    Enter si: or site: followed by a site name along with your search. Sparkmesh will match partial site names, so for example searching for "sp" will match Spotify.

  • Content filter (c:/content: content type)

    Enter c: or content: followed by a content type along with your search. Sparkmesh will match partial content names, so for example searching for "mu" will match the "music video" content type.

  • Date filter (d:/date: date)

    Enter d: or date: followed by a date along with your search. You can search for a specific year, or see links from the last 1 Day/1 Week/1 Month/1 Year.

  • Posted filter (po:/posted:)

    Enter po: or posted: followed by a time posted along with your search. Options range from 1 Hour to 1 Month.

  • Unfilter (unfilter)

    Enter "unfilter" at the end of your search to remove all filters.

Sorting
  • Date sort (s:d/sort: date)

    Enter s:d or sort: date along with your search to see results sorted by date (this is also the default.)

  • New sort (s:n/sort: new)

    Enter s:n or sort: new along with your search to see the most recently added links.

  • Hot sort (s:h/sort: hot)

    Enter s:h or sort: hot along with your search to see the most popular links. Add a time interval (1 Hour to 1 Month) if desired.

  • Title sort (s:t/sort: title)

    Enter s:t or sort: title along with your search to sort links by title.

  • Recent sort (s:r/sort: recent)

    Enter s:r or sort: recent along with your search to see your recently clicked links.

Following
  • Following (f:/follow: artist name)

    Enter f: or follow: then an artist name to follow the artist.

  • Unfollowing (u:/unfollow: artist name)

    Enter u: or unfollow: then an artist name to unfollow the artist.

Quick Goto
  • Artist index (i:/index: artist name)

    Type i: or index: followed by the first letter of the artist's name.

  • My Artists

    • m/my artists
    • h/home

  • Recent

    • r/recent

  • Sign in

    • sign in
    • sign out
    • log in
    • log out
    • register

  • Charts

    • hot 200
    • itunes 100
    • napster 100
    • sparkmesh 100
    • spotify 100
    • youtube 100

  • Add

    • add/add l/add link
    • add e/add event
    • add a/add artist
    • add mc/add media channel

  • Submitted

    • sub/submitted

  • Etc.

    • n/new
    • f/faq
    • t/tutorial

Questions, comments?

We'd love to hear from you as the site launches into beta! To get in touch, just email suggestions@sparkmesh.com.