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New Search engine tools Update - March 2009


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  • 1. Information Update Inbar Yasur
  • 2.
    • What I will cover:
      • New search engine tools
      • Productivity tools
  • 3. Google Enhancements
  • 4.
    • Google News
    • A News Source Location limit on the advanced search page can be used to limit the state or country of the news source.
    • This is in addition to, and different from, the Location limit for city, state, or ZIP code which tries to find articles about the location rather than just ones published in that area.
    • Neither the News Source Location nor the Location limits are available on the Google News Archive advanced search page.
  • 5.
    • Google Scholar: Free PDFs
    • Small green triangles sometimes show up for records and highlight a link that goes to a free PDF of the article, whether from an author's site or some other site that has posted the PDF.
  • 6.
    • Google Image Search
    • Limit searches by image types:
      • Line drawings
      • News content
      • Faces
      • Clip art
      • Photo contents
    • These new formats are available after a search from the "Any content“ dropdown box.
    • On the Advanced Image Search page, the new limits are available as "Content types“
  • 7.
    • Google Image - LIFE photo archive hosted by Google
    • Search millions of photographs from the LIFE photo archive, stretching from the
    • 1750s to today.
    • Most were never published and are now available for the first time
    • through the joint work of LIFE and Google .
    example example
  • 8.
    • oSkope Image Search
    • Standing out among the pack of visual search engines for its array of choices for displaying results: lets you browse, search, and organize items from popular sites such as:
        • Flickr
        • Amazon
        • eBay
        • Yahoo! Image Search
        • Fotolia
  • 9.
    • oSkope Image Search
    • You can also enter a keyword and limit your search by other facets.
    • The results can be displayed in:
      • Grid
      • Pile
      • list
      • Stack
      • Graph
  • 10. Productivity Tools
  • 11.
    • FireShot
    • Firefox extension that creates screenshots of web pages (entirely or just visible part).
    • Provides a set of editing and annotation tools, which let users quickly modify web captures and insert text annotations and graphical annotations.
    • The captures can be:
      • uploaded to FREE public screenshot hosting
      • saved to disk (PNG, GIF, JPEG, BMP)
      • Printed
      • copied to clipboard
      • e-mailed
      • sent to configurable external editor for further processing.
  • 12.
    • quik maps Draw pictures and label things on Google maps
    ‘ Doodle on Google’. Or, alternatively, ‘Maps for the Masses’. Allows site visitors to annotate Google maps using a simple interface. After annotating a map, users may save the maps for later editing, share the map by way of a URL, or post the map to any website..
  • 13.
    • Shelfari - Virtual shelf to show off your books
    Shelfari is the premier social network for people who love books. Create a virtual shelf to show off your books, See what your friends are reading and discover new books -  all for free!
  • 14.
    • Yahoo Search Assist suggestions
    On search results page, look for Displays similar and related concepts, narrower phrases
  • 15.
    • Yahoo Search Assist suggestions
  • 16.
    • Competitive Intelligence - מודיעין תחרותי על אתרים
    • Identify leading search terms for competitive sites.
    • You may possibly find terms which didn’t occur to you and lead to your competitors.
    • Using these terms may increase traffic to your own site.
    • Works only in Hebrew.
  • 17. Thank you!