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Create a better seach engine than Google

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Slides from my BarCamp Liverpool session on better site search. …

Slides from my BarCamp Liverpool session on better site search.

Also given at IWMW 2009 at the University of Essex


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  • 1. Create a better search engine than  Google Michael Nolan http://www.michaelnolan.co.uk/ http://blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/webservices/
  • 2. currybet dot net
  • 3. currybet dot net
  • 4. Taking the ‘Ooh’ out of Google
  • 5. I won’t cover…
  • 6. I won’t make you rich
  • 7. Buy more servers
  • 8. I am not Matt Cutts
  • 9. This is all about…
  • 10. Leave it to Google?
  • 11. 270,000 searches in 6 months
  • 12. Types of search Site 122,338 Courses 141,276 News 3,925 Events 2,688
  • 13. State of the Universities
  • 14. 57 using Google
  • 15. 7 using ht://Dig
  • 16. The Short Tail • Ultraseek • Novell QuickFinder • Nutch • Egothor • Funnelback • AMI • Built into CMS • Bespoke
  • 17. Don’t make the user think
  • 18. Keele
  • 19. Advanced Search – friend or foe?
  • 20. Advanced Search – friend or foe?
  • 21. Advanced Search – friend or foe?
  • 22. Summaries
  • 23. Summaries
  • 24. Summaries
  • 25. Summaries
  • 26. Always return something
  • 27. Auto suggest
  • 28. Top searches
  • 29. AdWords / KeyMatch
  • 30. Avoid gimmicks
  • 31. Look at what Martin Belam says!
  • 32. Creative Commons http://flickr.com/photos/wolfworld/358769870/ http://flickr.com/photos/johnwardell/142082095/ http://flickr.com/photos/paulinepauline/2900355616/ http://flickr.com/photos/bloem/2251072600/ http://flickr.com/photos/topopardo/415813086/ http://flickr.com/photos/psmorrison/369012886/ http://flickr.com/photos/lockergnome/212943441/
  • 33. Any Questions Michael Nolan http://www.michaelnolan.co.uk/ http://blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/webservices/

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