Advanced Internet Searching              Phil Bradley        http://www.philb.com            Autumn 2012    Online at: htt...
Types of search engine• Free text  – Google, Yahoo, Bing,• Directory  – Yahoo, Open Directory• Multi/Meta search  – Trovan...
Types of search engine• Site/Subject specific  – BT directory, site search engines• Hidden/Invisible web  – Complete plane...
Basic search techniquesImplied ‘AND’           Phrase                Exclude/NOT  Additional terms      Changing position ...
More search options: ~
More search options: *
Proximity Search: AROUND(x)
site:
site:.gov.uk
site:<URL>
link:
info:
related:
Advanced search: where is it?
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•  ...
Google Knowledge Chart
Why else use Google?
Reading level
Dictionary
Social
Nearby
Visited pages
Not yet visited
Related searches
Sites with images
Time limited
Page previews
Google+ results
Google + and Knowledge Graph
Authors
Cached version
Google images
Google images
Similar images
Images by colour
Imagesize:
Types of image: face
Colour of images
Google knows best ‘did you         mean?’
Enhanced Maps
Google carousel
Google Instant
One trick ponies• movies location
Google custom search engineshttp://www.google.com/cse/
Faganfinder.com/google/
Why not use Google?
Ranking order•   Search term in title, header, URL•   Anchor text•   1st paragraph•   Frequency•   Speed of website•   Cou...
Google knows best! http://bit.ly/kBGqIg
Incorrect counts
Serving many pages, single sites
Personalisation
Alternative search engines•   Free text•   Directory•   Multi/Meta•   Social media•   Visual results•   Real time•   Weblog
Bing
Duckduckgo
Blekko
Blekko/Facebook
Create your own slashtag
Exalead• http://www.exalead.co.uk/search
Boounce
Boounce
FindHow: the How-To search engine
FindHow: writing and speaking
SearchLion
SearchLion multisearch
Preview, search onsite
Preview various screens
Zanran: Google for data
Zanran results page
Display tables
Alternative.to
Who stole my pictures?
Obtain a list & compare
Visual.ly
Icon Finder
Search results
Yahoo Directory• http://dir.yahoo.com/
Dmoz The open Directory
Multi/meta search• Browsys http://www.browsys.com/search/• Trovando http://www.trovando.it/
Browsys results
Trovando results
Visual search engines• Redzee http://redz.com/
Spacetime 3Dhttp://search.spacetime.com/
Simplooshttp://beta.simploos.com/
Category based engines• Carrot Clustering http://search.carrot2.org/
Comparing results• Thumbshots ranking http://www.thumbshots.com/Products/ThumbshotsImages/Ranking.aspx
Blind search:which is best?
http://blindsearch.fejus.com/
Blekko /monte
Similar siteshttp://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/
Blogs• Google blog search  http://blogsearch.google.com/
Social media• Social Mention  http://www.socialmention.com/
IceRocket
surchur
Addictomatic
Twitter Advanced
News collation resourcesFlipboard http://flipboard.com/
Zite http://www.zite.com
Zite top stories
FlipBoard
Pulse News
News curation via the web
News.me daily digest
Scoop.it
Sulia http://sulia.com
More on social media search
Summer of 2012
Autumn of 2012
Facebook: People
Facebook: Pages
Facebook: Places
Facebook: Events
Facebook: Groups
Facebook: Library pages
LinkedIn
Twitter
Twitter Search
Social bookmarking
My feed from my network
Diigo
Pinterest
Some new engines
Visual.ly
Procog.com
Polyfetch http://polyfetch.com
Million shorthttp://gb.millionshort.com/
People search
Worldometers.info
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
Thedogisland
Federal Vampire & Zombie Agency
History of a Victorian Robot
Contact:•   This presentation is online at•   philb@philb.com•   http://www.philb.com•   @philbradley
Thank you!•   http://www.philb.com/whichengine.htm•   http://www.philbradley.typepad.com/•   http://www.slideshare.net/phi...
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  1. 1. Advanced Internet Searching Phil Bradley http://www.philb.com Autumn 2012 Online at: http://slidesha.re/tBuhe7
  2. 2. Types of search engine• Free text – Google, Yahoo, Bing,• Directory – Yahoo, Open Directory• Multi/Meta search – Trovando – Browsys
  3. 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. 4. Basic search techniquesImplied ‘AND’ Phrase Exclude/NOT Additional terms Changing position More additional terms
  5. 5. More search options: ~
  6. 6. More search options: *
  7. 7. Proximity Search: AROUND(x)
  8. 8. site:
  9. 9. site:.gov.uk
  10. 10. site:<URL>
  11. 11. link:
  12. 12. info:
  13. 13. related:
  14. 14. Advanced search: where is it?
  15. 15. Advanced search
  16. 16. Filetype: pdf, doc
  17. 17. Filetype:
  18. 18. filetype: all options
  19. 19. Date, usage rights etc
  20. 20. Creative commons
  21. 21. Search preferences• Language• Safesearch filtering• Google Instant• # of results per page – 10, 20, 30, 50, 100• Results window• Blocked sites
  22. 22. Google Knowledge Chart
  23. 23. Why else use Google?
  24. 24. Reading level
  25. 25. Dictionary
  26. 26. Social
  27. 27. Nearby
  28. 28. Visited pages
  29. 29. Not yet visited
  30. 30. Related searches
  31. 31. Sites with images
  32. 32. Time limited
  33. 33. Page previews
  34. 34. Google+ results
  35. 35. Google + and Knowledge Graph
  36. 36. Authors
  37. 37. Cached version
  38. 38. Google images
  39. 39. Google images
  40. 40. Similar images
  41. 41. Images by colour
  42. 42. Imagesize:
  43. 43. Types of image: face
  44. 44. Colour of images
  45. 45. Google knows best ‘did you mean?’
  46. 46. Enhanced Maps
  47. 47. Google carousel
  48. 48. Google Instant
  49. 49. One trick ponies• movies location
  50. 50. Google custom search engineshttp://www.google.com/cse/
  51. 51. Faganfinder.com/google/
  52. 52. Why not use Google?
  53. 53. Ranking order• Search term in title, header, URL• Anchor text• 1st paragraph• Frequency• Speed of website• Country version• Personalisation on/off• # of link
  54. 54. Google knows best! http://bit.ly/kBGqIg
  55. 55. Incorrect counts
  56. 56. Serving many pages, single sites
  57. 57. Personalisation
  58. 58. Alternative search engines• Free text• Directory• Multi/Meta• Social media• Visual results• Real time• Weblog
  59. 59. Bing
  60. 60. Duckduckgo
  61. 61. Blekko
  62. 62. Blekko/Facebook
  63. 63. Create your own slashtag
  64. 64. Exalead• http://www.exalead.co.uk/search
  65. 65. Boounce
  66. 66. Boounce
  67. 67. FindHow: the How-To search engine
  68. 68. FindHow: writing and speaking
  69. 69. SearchLion
  70. 70. SearchLion multisearch
  71. 71. Preview, search onsite
  72. 72. Preview various screens
  73. 73. Zanran: Google for data
  74. 74. Zanran results page
  75. 75. Display tables
  76. 76. Alternative.to
  77. 77. Who stole my pictures?
  78. 78. Obtain a list & compare
  79. 79. Visual.ly
  80. 80. Icon Finder
  81. 81. Search results
  82. 82. Yahoo Directory• http://dir.yahoo.com/
  83. 83. Dmoz The open Directory
  84. 84. Multi/meta search• Browsys http://www.browsys.com/search/• Trovando http://www.trovando.it/
  85. 85. Browsys results
  86. 86. Trovando results
  87. 87. Visual search engines• Redzee http://redz.com/
  88. 88. Spacetime 3Dhttp://search.spacetime.com/
  89. 89. Simplooshttp://beta.simploos.com/
  90. 90. Category based engines• Carrot Clustering http://search.carrot2.org/
  91. 91. Comparing results• Thumbshots ranking http://www.thumbshots.com/Products/ThumbshotsImages/Ranking.aspx
  92. 92. Blind search:which is best?
  93. 93. http://blindsearch.fejus.com/
  94. 94. Blekko /monte
  95. 95. Similar siteshttp://www.similarpages.com
  96. 96. News/Date• Silobreaker http://www.silobreaker.com/
  97. 97. Multimedia engines• Audio Visual• Image• Sound
  98. 98. As well as YouTube...• Trooker http://www.trooker.com/
  99. 99. Sounds• Soungle http://soungle.com/
  100. 100. Images (as well as Flickr)• Tag Galaxy http://www.taggalaxy.de/
  101. 101. Blogs• Google blog search http://blogsearch.google.com/
  102. 102. Social media• Social Mention http://www.socialmention.com/
  103. 103. IceRocket
  104. 104. surchur
  105. 105. Addictomatic
  106. 106. Twitter Advanced
  107. 107. News collation resourcesFlipboard http://flipboard.com/
  108. 108. Zite http://www.zite.com
  109. 109. Zite top stories
  110. 110. FlipBoard
  111. 111. Pulse News
  112. 112. News curation via the web
  113. 113. News.me daily digest
  114. 114. Scoop.it
  115. 115. Sulia http://sulia.com
  116. 116. More on social media search
  117. 117. Summer of 2012
  118. 118. Autumn of 2012
  119. 119. Facebook: People
  120. 120. Facebook: Pages
  121. 121. Facebook: Places
  122. 122. Facebook: Events
  123. 123. Facebook: Groups
  124. 124. Facebook: Library pages
  125. 125. LinkedIn
  126. 126. Twitter
  127. 127. Twitter Search
  128. 128. Social bookmarking
  129. 129. My feed from my network
  130. 130. Diigo
  131. 131. Pinterest
  132. 132. Some new engines
  133. 133. Visual.ly
  134. 134. Procog.com
  135. 135. Polyfetch http://polyfetch.com
  136. 136. Million shorthttp://gb.millionshort.com/
  137. 137. People search
  138. 138. Worldometers.info
  139. 139. Lanyrd.com
  140. 140. And finally...• Wayback Machine http://www.archive.org/index.php
  141. 141. Numberquotes.com
  142. 142. BananaSlug http://bananaslug.com/
  143. 143. More resources:• Which search engine when?• My Search weblog• Web search engines• Alternative search engines
  144. 144. Evaluating sites
  145. 145. Thedogisland
  146. 146. Federal Vampire & Zombie Agency
  147. 147. History of a Victorian Robot
  148. 148. Contact:• This presentation is online at• philb@philb.com• http://www.philb.com• @philbradley
  149. 149. Thank you!• http://www.philb.com/whichengine.htm• http://www.philbradley.typepad.com/• http://www.slideshare.net/philbradley/• philb@philb.com

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