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Updated Autumn 2011

Updated Autumn 2011

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  • 1. Advanced Internet Searching Phil Bradley http://www.philb.com Summer 2011
  • 2. Types of search engine
    • Free text
      • Google, Yahoo, Bing,
    • 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
      • Icerocket, surchur, twitter
    • “ The others”
  • 4.  
  • 5.  
  • 6. Why use Google?
  • 7.  
  • 8. Timeline
  • 9. Reading level
  • 10. Dictionary
  • 11. Social
  • 12. Nearby
  • 13. Visited pages
  • 14. Not yet visited
  • 15. Related searches
  • 16. Sites with images
  • 17. Time limited
  • 18. Page previews
  • 19. Cached version
  • 20. Basic search techniques Implied ‘AND’ Phrase Exclude/NOT Additional terms Changing position More additional terms
  • 21. More search options: ~
  • 22. More search options: *
  • 23. Proximity Search: AROUND(x)
  • 24. site:
  • 25. site:.gov.uk
  • 26. site:<URL>
  • 27. link:
  • 28. info:
  • 29. related:
  • 30. Advanced search
  • 31. Filetype: pdf, doc
  • 32. Filetype:
  • 33. filetype: all options
  • 34. Date, usage rights etc
  • 35. Creative commons
  • 36. Search preferences
    • Language
    • Safesearch filtering
    • Google Instant
    • # of results per page – 10, 20, 30, 50, 100
    • Results window
    • Blocked sites
  • 37. Google images
  • 38.  
  • 39. Google images
  • 40. Similar images
  • 41. Images by colour
  • 42. Imagesize:
  • 43. Types of image: face
  • 44. Colour of images
  • 45. Enhanced ‘did you mean?’
  • 46. Enhanced Maps
  • 47. Google Instant
  • 48.  
  • 49. Realtime www.google.com/realtime
  • 50. One trick ponies
    • movies location
  • 51.  
  • 52.  
  • 53. http://translate.google.com/
  • 54. Google custom search engines http://www.google.com/cse/
  • 55. Faganfinder.com/google/
  • 56. Why not use Google?
  • 57.  
  • 58. Ranking order
    • Search term in title, header, URL
    • Anchor text
    • 1 st paragraph
    • Frequency
    • Speed of website
    • Country version
    • Personalisation on/off
    • # of link
  • 59. Automatic ‘corrections’
  • 60. Google knows best! http://bit.ly/kBGqIg
  • 61. Incorrect counts
  • 62. Serving many pages, single sites
  • 63. Personalisation
  • 64.  
  • 65. Alternative search engines
    • Free text
    • Directory
    • Multi/Meta
    • Social media
    • Visual results
    • Real time
    • Weblog
  • 66. Bing
  • 67. Duckduckgo
  • 68. Exalead
    • http://www.exalead.co.uk/search
  • 69.  
  • 70. Yahoo Directory
    • http://dir.yahoo.com/
  • 71. Multi/meta search
    • Browsys http://www.browsys.com/search/
    • Trovando http://www.trovando.it/
  • 72. Visual search engines
    • Redzee http://redz.com/
  • 73. Spacetime 3D http://search.spacetime.com/
  • 74. Touchgraph
    • http://www.touchgraph.com/TGGoogleBrowser.html
  • 75. Simploos http://beta.simploos.com/
  • 76. Nexplore http://www.nexplore.com/
  • 77. Category based engines
    • Carrot Clustering http://search.carrot2.org/
  • 78. Comparing results
    • Thumbshots ranking http://www.thumbshots.org/
  • 79. Blind search:which is best?
  • 80. http://blindsearch.fejus.com/
  • 81. Similar sites http://www.similarpages.com
  • 82. News/Date
    • Silobreaker http://www.silobreaker.com/
  • 83. Multimedia engines
    • Audio Visual
    • Image
    • Sound
  • 84. As well as YouTube...
    • Trooker http://www.trooker.com/
  • 85. Sounds
    • Soungle http://soungle.com/
  • 86. Images (as well as Flickr)
    • Tag Galaxy http://www.taggalaxy.de/
  • 87.  
  • 88. Blogs
    • Google blog search http://blogsearch.google.com/
  • 89. Social media
    • Social Mention http://www.socialmention.com/
  • 90. Openbook
  • 91. IceRocket
  • 92. surchur
  • 93. Addictomatic
  • 94. Twitter Advanced
  • 95. News collation resources Flipboard http://flipboard.com/
  • 96. Zite http://www.zite.com
  • 97. Pulse.news http://www.alphonsolabs.com/about
  • 98. Trunk.ly
  • 99. Some new engines
  • 100. People search
  • 101. Blekko
  • 102. Worldometers.info
  • 103. Suggestionchain.com
  • 104. Lanyrd.com
  • 105. And finally...
    • Wayback Machine http://www.archive.org/index.php
  • 106. Numberquotes.com
  • 107. BananaSlug http://bananaslug.com/
  • 108. More resources:
    • Which search engine when?
    • My Search weblog
    • Web search engines
    • Alternative search engines
  • 109. Evaluating sites
  • 110.  
  • 111. Thedogisland
  • 112. Federal Vampire & Zombie Agency
  • 113. History of a Victorian Robot
  • 114. Thank you!
    • http://www.philb.com/whichengine.htm
    • http://www.philbradley.typepad.com/
    • http://www.slideshare.net/philbradley/
    • [email_address]

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