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  • 1. Advanced Internet Searching Phil Bradley http://www.philb.com November 2009
  • 2. Types of search engine
    • Free text
      • Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask
    • Directory
      • Yahoo, Open Directory
    • Multi/Meta search
      • Trovando
      • Browsys
  • 3. Types of search engine
    • Site/Subject specific
      • BT directory, site search engines
    • Hidden/Invisible web
      • Complete planet
    • Social search engines
      • Collecta, surchur, twitter
    • “ The others”
  • 4.  
  • 5.  
  • 6. Why use Google?
  • 7. Wonder Wheel
  • 8. Timeline
  • 9. Even more...
  • 10. Advanced search
  • 11. Other options
    • “ double quotes for a phrase”
    • - to exclude + for exact word
    • ~ synonyms
    • Define:
    • * wildword (three ** mice)
    • Site:
  • 12. ...and more
    • Link: pages that link to specified page
    • Info: information about a site
    • Related: pages related to a site
    • Cache: Cached version of a page/site
    • Allinanchor: words in anchor text
    • Allintitle: terms in the title
    • Inurl: terms appear in the URL
  • 13. Google similar images
    • http://similar-images.googlelabs.com/
  • 14. Better search refinements
  • 15. Longer ‘snippets’
  • 16. Imagesize:
  • 17. Types of image
  • 18. Colour of images
  • 19. Enhanced ‘did you mean?’
  • 20. Enhanced Maps
  • 21. Change your own results
  • 22. Searchwiki
  • 23. Searchwiki results
  • 24. In Quotes
  • 25. In Quotes
  • 26. Google Fast Flip
  • 27. One trick ponies
    • <location> movies
  • 28.  
  • 29.  
  • 30.  
  • 31.  
  • 32. Google custom search engines
  • 33. Google Squared
  • 34. Google Caffeine
  • 35. Creative commons
  • 36. Why not use Google?
  • 37.  
  • 38. Alternative search engines
    • Free text
    • Directory
    • Multi/Meta
    • Social media
    • Visual results
    • Real time
    • Weblog
  • 39. Exalead
    • http://www.exalead.co.uk/search
  • 40.  
  • 41. Yahoo Directory
    • http://dir.yahoo.com/
  • 42. Multi/meta search
    • Browsys http://www.browsys.com/search/
    • Trovando http://www.trovando.it/
  • 43. Visual search engines
    • Redzee http://redz.com/
  • 44. Touchgraph
    • http://www.touchgraph.com/TGGoogleBrowser.html
  • 45. Category based engines
    • Carrot Clustering http://search.carrot2.org/
  • 46. Clusty http://clusty.com/
  • 47. Comparing results
    • Thumbshots ranking http://www.thumbshots.org/
  • 48. TripleMe http://www.tripleme.com/
  • 49. Similar sites
    • Web Insuggest http://web.insuggest.com/
  • 50. Similicious http://www.similicio.us/
  • 51. News/Date
    • Silobreaker http://www.silobreaker.com/
  • 52. By Date
    • Grokker http://live.grokker.com/
  • 53. Multimedia engines
    • Audio Visual
    • Image
    • Sound
  • 54. As well as YouTube...
    • Trooker http://www.trooker.com/
  • 55. Sounds
    • Soungle http://soungle.com/
  • 56. Images (as well as Flickr)
    • Tag Galaxy http://www.taggalaxy.de/
  • 57.  
  • 58. People related content
    • Spock http://www.spock.com
  • 59. Blogs
    • Google blog search http://blogsearch.google.com/
  • 60. Social media
    • Social Mention http://www.socialmention.com/
  • 61. Collecta
  • 62. IceRocket
  • 63. surchur
  • 64. OneRiot
  • 65. Scoopler
  • 66. Addictomatic
  • 67. Twitter Advanced
  • 68. And finally...
    • Wayback Machine http://www.archive.org/index.php
  • 69. BananaSlug http://bananaslug.com/
  • 70. More resources:
    • Which search engine when?
    • My Search weblog
    • Web search engines
    • Alternative search engines
  • 71. Thank you!
    • http://www.philb.com/whichengine.htm
    • http://www.philbradley.typepad.com/
    • http://www.slideshare.net/philbradley/
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