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  • Advanced Internet Searching Phil Bradley http://www.philb.com November 2009
  • Types of search engine
    • Free text
      • Google, Yahoo, Bing, Ask
    • Directory
      • Yahoo, Open Directory
    • Multi/Meta search
      • Trovando
      • Browsys
  • 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”
  •  
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  • Why use Google?
  • Wonder Wheel
  • Timeline
  • Even more...
  • Advanced search
  • Other options
    • “ double quotes for a phrase”
    • - to exclude + for exact word
    • ~ synonyms
    • Define:
    • * wildword (three ** mice)
    • Site:
  • ...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
  • Google similar images
    • http://similar-images.googlelabs.com/
  • Better search refinements
  • Longer ‘snippets’
  • Imagesize:
  • Types of image
  • Colour of images
  • Enhanced ‘did you mean?’
  • Enhanced Maps
  • Change your own results
  • Searchwiki
  • Searchwiki results
  • In Quotes
  • In Quotes
  • Google Fast Flip
  • One trick ponies
    • <location> movies
  •  
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  • Google custom search engines
  • Google Squared
  • Google Caffeine
  • Creative commons
  • Why not use Google?
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  • Alternative search engines
    • Free text
    • Directory
    • Multi/Meta
    • Social media
    • Visual results
    • Real time
    • Weblog
  • Exalead
    • http://www.exalead.co.uk/search
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  • Yahoo Directory
    • http://dir.yahoo.com/
  • Multi/meta search
    • Browsys http://www.browsys.com/search/
    • Trovando http://www.trovando.it/
  • Visual search engines
    • Redzee http://redz.com/
  • Touchgraph
    • http://www.touchgraph.com/TGGoogleBrowser.html
  • Category based engines
    • Carrot Clustering http://search.carrot2.org/
  • Clusty http://clusty.com/
  • Comparing results
    • Thumbshots ranking http://www.thumbshots.org/
  • TripleMe http://www.tripleme.com/
  • Similar sites
    • Web Insuggest http://web.insuggest.com/
  • Similicious http://www.similicio.us/
  • News/Date
    • Silobreaker http://www.silobreaker.com/
  • By Date
    • Grokker http://live.grokker.com/
  • Multimedia engines
    • Audio Visual
    • Image
    • Sound
  • As well as YouTube...
    • Trooker http://www.trooker.com/
  • Sounds
    • Soungle http://soungle.com/
  • Images (as well as Flickr)
    • Tag Galaxy http://www.taggalaxy.de/
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  • People related content
    • Spock http://www.spock.com
  • Blogs
    • Google blog search http://blogsearch.google.com/
  • Social media
    • Social Mention http://www.socialmention.com/
  • Collecta
  • IceRocket
  • surchur
  • OneRiot
  • Scoopler
  • Addictomatic
  • Twitter Advanced
  • And finally...
    • Wayback Machine http://www.archive.org/index.php
  • BananaSlug http://bananaslug.com/
  • More resources:
    • Which search engine when?
    • My Search weblog
    • Web search engines
    • Alternative search engines
  • Thank you!
    • http://www.philb.com/whichengine.htm
    • http://www.philbradley.typepad.com/
    • http://www.slideshare.net/philbradley/
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