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  • Advanced Internet Searching Phil Bradley http://www.philb.com Summer 2011
  • Types of search engine
    • Free text
      • Google, Yahoo, Bing,
    • 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
      • Icerocket, surchur, twitter
    • “ The others”
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  • Why use Google?
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  • Timeline
  • Reading level
  • Dictionary
  • Social
  • Nearby
  • Visited pages
  • Not yet visited
  • Related searches
  • Sites with images
  • Time limited
  • Page previews
  • Cached version
  • Basic search techniques Implied ‘AND’ Phrase Exclude/NOT Additional terms Changing position More additional terms
  • More search options: ~
  • More search options: *
  • Proximity Search: AROUND(x)
  • site:
  • site:.gov.uk
  • site:<URL>
  • link:
  • info:
  • related:
  • Advanced search
  • Filetype: pdf, doc
  • Filetype:
  • filetype: all options
  • Date, usage rights etc
  • Creative commons
  • Search preferences
    • Language
    • Safesearch filtering
    • Google Instant
    • # of results per page – 10, 20, 30, 50, 100
    • Results window
    • Blocked sites
  • Google images
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  • Google images
  • Similar images
  • Images by colour
  • Imagesize:
  • Types of image: face
  • Colour of images
  • Enhanced ‘did you mean?’
  • Enhanced Maps
  • Google Instant
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  • Realtime www.google.com/realtime
  • One trick ponies
    • movies location
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  • http://translate.google.com/
  • Google custom search engines http://www.google.com/cse/
  • Faganfinder.com/google/
  • Why not use Google?
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  • Ranking order
    • Search term in title, header, URL
    • Anchor text
    • 1 st paragraph
    • Frequency
    • Speed of website
    • Country version
    • Personalisation on/off
    • # of link
  • Automatic ‘corrections’
  • Google knows best! http://bit.ly/kBGqIg
  • Incorrect counts
  • Serving many pages, single sites
  • Personalisation
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  • Alternative search engines
    • Free text
    • Directory
    • Multi/Meta
    • Social media
    • Visual results
    • Real time
    • Weblog
  • Bing
  • Duckduckgo
  • 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/
  • Spacetime 3D http://search.spacetime.com/
  • Touchgraph
    • http://www.touchgraph.com/TGGoogleBrowser.html
  • Simploos http://beta.simploos.com/
  • Nexplore http://www.nexplore.com/
  • Category based engines
    • Carrot Clustering http://search.carrot2.org/
  • Comparing results
    • Thumbshots ranking http://www.thumbshots.org/
  • Blind search:which is best?
  • http://blindsearch.fejus.com/
  • Similar sites http://www.similarpages.com
  • News/Date
    • Silobreaker http://www.silobreaker.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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  • Blogs
    • Google blog search http://blogsearch.google.com/
  • Social media
    • Social Mention http://www.socialmention.com/
  • Openbook
  • IceRocket
  • surchur
  • Addictomatic
  • Twitter Advanced
  • News collation resources Flipboard http://flipboard.com/
  • Zite http://www.zite.com
  • Pulse.news http://www.alphonsolabs.com/about
  • Trunk.ly
  • Some new engines
  • People search
  • Blekko
  • Worldometers.info
  • Suggestionchain.com
  • Lanyrd.com
  • And finally...
    • Wayback Machine http://www.archive.org/index.php
  • Numberquotes.com
  • BananaSlug http://bananaslug.com/
  • More resources:
    • Which search engine when?
    • My Search weblog
    • Web search engines
    • Alternative search engines
  • Evaluating sites
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  • Thedogisland
  • Federal Vampire & Zombie Agency
  • History of a Victorian Robot
  • Thank you!
    • http://www.philb.com/whichengine.htm
    • http://www.philbradley.typepad.com/
    • http://www.slideshare.net/philbradley/
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