Google Gambol

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Google Gambol

  1. 1. Google Gambol<br />by Greg R. Notess, greg@notess.com<br />Montana State University<br />
  2. 2. Overview<br />Quick Pace Gambol (73 stops)<br />Search Secrets<br />Databases<br />Recent Experiments<br />Google Services<br />Threats<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Vanishing home page<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Search secrets<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />4<br />
  5. 5. 2. Personalize, Customize<br />Customized: Whether Logged In or Not<br />Previous Searches<br />GeoLocation<br />Can Turn Off<br />Maybe?<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />
  6. 6. Can Turn Off<br /><ul><li>A little bit, maybe
  7. 7. Log out before searching
  8. 8. Click Web History / Disable
  9. 9. Opinions differ on impact</li></ul>©2010 Greg Notess<br />6<br />
  10. 10. 4. Stars Replace SearchWiki<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />7<br />
  11. 11. 5. Google Can’t Count<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />8<br />
  12. 12. Search Suggest Changes<br />More Prominent<br />Numbers Gone<br />Navigational Suggestions, Images, Answers<br />Suggestions from Search History<br />Ads<br />On Image, Video, Shopping<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />9<br />
  13. 13. 7. Search Punctuation: + “ ”<br />Reduce fuzzy processing<br />Exact +word or “even a phrase”<br />Turn off most automatic<br />Stemming (grammatical variants)<br />Synonymization<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />10<br />
  14. 14. Search Punctuation: ~<br />Force synonym searching<br />Broader than default<br />Compare these two searches<br />arts education <br />~arts education<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />11<br />
  15. 15. Search Punctuation: |<br />Use instead of OR<br />apr|april|avril = apr OR april OR avril<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />12<br />
  16. 16. 10. Search Punctuation: *<br />Doesn’t work as truncation<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />13<br />
  17. 17. Wild Card Word in Phrase<br />Use for the unknown word in a phrase<br />"searching for a more * noise"<br />Can use several asterisks<br /> "searching for * * * noise"<br />Varies in processing<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />14<br />
  18. 18. Prefix: site:<br />Domains, TLDs<br />Can be Top Level Domain<br />Or Full Domain<br />workshops site:sla.org<br />“library workshops” site:au<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />15<br />
  19. 19. Prefix: inurl:<br />Longer URL Segments<br /> Use inurl: to Identify Site Sections<br />inurl:talk.collegeconfidential.com/financial-aid-scholarships/ "full ride“<br />versus<br />site:talk.collegeconfidential.cominurl:financial-aid-scholarships "full ride"<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />16<br />
  20. 20. Prefix: filetype:<br />Any extension<br />Compare filetype:doc to filetype:docx<br />Also, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, pdf, pl, etc.<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />17<br />
  21. 21. Prefix: link:<br />Pages which link to specified URL<br />Not complete<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />18<br />
  22. 22. Prefix: cache:<br />Copy of Indexed Version HTML<br />Images, CSS, JavaScript NOT Cached<br />Use for <br />Older Copies<br />When Site is Down<br />Also Use to Find<br />Indexing Date and Variants<br />What Search Terms are on Page<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />19<br />
  23. 23. 17. Country Limit (Adv. Search)<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />20<br />
  24. 24. 18. Show Option: Date<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />21<br />
  25. 25. 19. Show Option: Discussions<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />22<br />
  26. 26. 20. Show Option: Timeline<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />23<br />
  27. 27. 21. Show Option: Wonderwheel<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />24<br />
  28. 28. 22. “Real Time” Scrolling<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />25<br />
  29. 29. 23. “Real Time” Top Links<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />26<br />
  30. 30. 24. Display: Longer Snippets<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />27<br />
  31. 31. Display: URLs<br />For some results<br />With long URLs<br />Displays Hierarchy Instead of URL<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />28<br />
  32. 32. Display: Added Info<br />Additional Info for Some Results <br />Date, Forum Numbers, Scholar Cites<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />29<br />
  33. 33. 27. Display: Inline Site Clustering<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />30<br />
  34. 34. Display: Site Clustering <br />Inline Expansion<br />Gives a Few More<br />But Not All<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />31<br />
  35. 35. Display: 100s of Factors<br />Not just PageRank<br />Frequent Changes<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />32<br />
  36. 36. 30. Display: Site Speed is One<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />33<br />
  37. 37. URL Option: &pws=0<br />Add to end of a Google results URL<br />Supposed to disable personalization<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />34<br />
  38. 38. URL Option: &filter=0<br /><ul><li>Add to end of a Google results URL</li></ul>Shows “all” results<br />More than 2 per site<br />Similar and/or identical content pages<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />35<br />
  39. 39. 33. Translate Search<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />36<br />
  40. 40. 34. Show Option: Databases<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />37<br />
  41. 41. Forgotten databases<br />(Or at least less used)<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />38<br />
  42. 42. 35. Universal: “Selected” Only<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />39<br />
  43. 43. 36. Groups Hidden<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />40<br />
  44. 44. 37. News: author: <br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />41<br />
  45. 45. 38. News: Search Suggestions <br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />42<br />
  46. 46. 39. News: Ads Added <br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />43<br />
  47. 47. 40. News Archive: Expanded, Hard to Find<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />44<br />
  48. 48. 41. News: Hosted European Agencies <br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />45<br />
  49. 49. 42. News: Article Timeline Display<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />46<br />
  50. 50. 43. News: Blogs Identified (blog) <br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />47<br />
  51. 51. 44. Blog: Results RSS Feed <br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />48<br />
  52. 52. 45. Blog: Hot Queries & Latest Posts <br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />49<br />
  53. 53. 46. Blog: Indexing Post not Feed<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />50<br />
  54. 54. 47. Blog: Sometimes Gets Surrounding Text<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />51<br />
  55. 55. 48. Blog: Citation Searching (References Link)<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />52<br />
  56. 56. 49. Scholar: Green Triangle to Column<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />53<br />
  57. 57. 50. Scholar: Patents w/ Articles<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />54<br />
  58. 58. 51. Scholar: Law Cases<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />55<br />
  59. 59. 52. Scholar: Can’t Search Both<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />56<br />
  60. 60. 53. Scholar: Exclude Citation Only<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />57<br />
  61. 61. 54. Scholar: 3-4 Employees<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />58<br />
  62. 62. 55. Books: Suit Remains<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />59<br />
  63. 63. 56. Books: Link to Page<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />60<br />
  64. 64. 57. Books = Periodicals, Too<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />61<br />
  65. 65. Recent Experiments<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />62<br />
  66. 66. Labs: Relaunched<br />Categorized:<br />Android<br />Apps<br />Communication<br />Maps<br />Search<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />63<br />
  67. 67. 59. Labs: Squared<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />64<br />
  68. 68. 60. Labs: Public Data Explorer<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />65<br />
  69. 69. 61. Labs: FastFlip<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />66<br />
  70. 70. Labs: Transliteration <br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />67<br />
  71. 71. 63. Labs: Browser Size <br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />68<br />
  72. 72. Google Services<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />69<br />
  73. 73. 64. Reader: Search It<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />70<br />
  74. 74. 65. Docs: Surveys<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />71<br />
  75. 75. 66. Docs: New Draw Together<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />72<br />
  76. 76. 67. Docs: New Spreadsheet <br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />73<br />
  77. 77. Voice<br />Phone Number Integration<br />One Phone Number to Rule Them All<br />(Have an Invite?)<br />(Email msubzreflibrarian@gmail.com)<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />74<br />
  78. 78. Translation<br />Enter URL of Page<br />Enter text<br />Embed translate widget on yours<br />Translated Search<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />75<br />
  79. 79. Google Recent Travails<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />76<br />
  80. 80. 70. Hot Topics: 90% Bad Links<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />77<br />
  81. 81. 71. Buzz and Privacy<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />78<br />
  82. 82. 72. Photographers Sue:Books<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />79<br />
  83. 83. Search Share Down<br />4th Straight Month<br />HitwiseData<br />©2010 Greg Notess<br />80<br />
  84. 84. Questions?<br />“Search well, be wise”<br />-Aeschylus<br />

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