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