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Web Searching for All MLA Conference Helena, April 27, 2007 By Greg R. Notess
Overview <ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Overlap & Search Switching </li></ul><ul><li>Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Person...
Main Players: Unique Databases <ul><li>Roughly same for last 2 years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Who Cares? <ul><li>Do you need more than one? </li></ul><ul><li>If you find everything you want. . .  </li></ul><ul><ul><u...
Overlap <ul><li>Good overlap for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization home pages  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major pages, fr...
Search Switching <ul><li>Between Vendors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search services </li>...
Between Vendors <ul><li>Web: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TurboScout www.turboscout.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CrossEngine ww...
Database Spread: Google <ul><li>Google Databases:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></...
Spread at Others <ul><li>Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web, Maps, News, Directory, Audio, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Live ...
Switching Within <ul><li>Use “tabs” </li></ul><ul><li>Look under “More” </li></ul>
One Example <ul><li>Live Search Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Bird’s Eye View </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotate view </li></ul></ul><u...
Answers Atop Results <ul><li>Google OneBox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.google.com/intl/en/help/features.html </li></ul></ul>...
Questions & Answers? <ul><li>Google closes Google Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! open Yahoo! Answers </li></ul><ul><li>L...
 
 
Personalization <ul><li>Google ranking now defaults to it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are signed in </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
 
Search Engine Betas <ul><li>SearchMash </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searchmash.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AskX </li></ul><ul><ul>...
 
 
 
Search Features <ul><li>Search Feature Basics </li></ul><ul><li>Exalead’s Advanced Capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Cache Co...
Basics <ul><li>Phrase searching:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Still most powerful advanced command </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ca...
Exalead’s Strengths <ul><li>Truncation: * only at Exalead </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity: NEAR at Exalead </li></ul><ul><ul><...
 
Exalead’s Weakness <ul><li>Not as comprehensive </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller database </li></ul>
Cache <ul><li>Copy of Indexed Version HTML </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Images, CSS, JavaScript NOT Cached </li></ul></ul><ul><li...
 
 
Take Homes <ul><li>Try more than one database </li></ul><ul><li>Browse shortcuts, betas </li></ul><ul><li>Phrase searching...
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  1. 1. Web Searching for All MLA Conference Helena, April 27, 2007 By Greg R. Notess
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Overlap & Search Switching </li></ul><ul><li>Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Personalization </li></ul><ul><li>Betas </li></ul><ul><li>Search Features </li></ul>
  3. 3. Main Players: Unique Databases <ul><li>Roughly same for last 2 years </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Live Search (MSN) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exalead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gigablast </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Who Cares? <ul><li>Do you need more than one? </li></ul><ul><li>If you find everything you want. . . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>When you don’t. . . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yes </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Overlap <ul><li>Good overlap for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization home pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major pages, frequently visited sites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not so good for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pages buried deep within sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forum, social network pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.searchengineshowdown.com/blog/overlap </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Search Switching <ul><li>Between Vendors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search services </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Within One System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“Tabs” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“More” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Betas </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Between Vendors <ul><li>Web: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TurboScout www.turboscout.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CrossEngine www.crossengine.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zuula www.zuula.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trovando www.trovando.it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Geo Searching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flash Earth www.flashearth.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Book Searching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Booksearchx3 www.kokogiak.com/booksearch </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Database Spread: Google <ul><li>Google Databases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imagery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>News Archive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>. . . And more </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Spread at Others <ul><li>Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web, Maps, News, Directory, Audio, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Live </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web, News, Maps, Books, Academic, Feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web, News, Blogs/Feeds, Maps, AskCity </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Switching Within <ul><li>Use “tabs” </li></ul><ul><li>Look under “More” </li></ul>
  11. 11. One Example <ul><li>Live Search Maps </li></ul><ul><li>Bird’s Eye View </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rotate view </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3D View </li></ul>
  12. 12. Answers Atop Results <ul><li>Google OneBox </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.google.com/intl/en/help/features.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ask Smart Answers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sp.ask.com/en/docs/about/site_features.shtml </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! Shortcuts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>tools.search.yahoo.com/shortcuts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Live Instant Answers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.live.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click “Help” then Search “Answers” </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Questions & Answers? <ul><li>Google closes Google Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo! open Yahoo! Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Live Search adds QnA </li></ul>
  14. 16. Personalization <ul><li>Google ranking now defaults to it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are signed in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>. . . And do not turn it off </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Same results </li></ul><ul><li>Just slightly different order </li></ul><ul><li>Toolbar: Track visited pages </li></ul>
  15. 18. Search Engine Betas <ul><li>SearchMash </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Searchmash.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AskX </li></ul><ul><ul><li>askx.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alpha Beta </li></ul><ul><ul><li>au.alpha.yahoo.com </li></ul></ul>
  16. 22. Search Features <ul><li>Search Feature Basics </li></ul><ul><li>Exalead’s Advanced Capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Cache Copies of Pages </li></ul>
  17. 23. Basics <ul><li>Phrase searching: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Still most powerful advanced command </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can combine with single terms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ use quotes” to “find phrases of more than one word” </li></ul></ul>
  18. 24. Exalead’s Strengths <ul><li>Truncation: * only at Exalead </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity: NEAR at Exalead </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sort of at Google with “one * two” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Refining options on right </li></ul><ul><li>Phonetic search </li></ul><ul><li>Approximate Spelling </li></ul>
  19. 26. Exalead’s Weakness <ul><li>Not as comprehensive </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller database </li></ul>
  20. 27. Cache <ul><li>Copy of Indexed Version HTML </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Images, CSS, JavaScript NOT Cached </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple Copies Available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google, Yahoo, MSN, Gigablast, Ask, Exalead </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>searchengineshowdown.com/others/archive.shtml </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Use for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Older Copies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When Site is Down </li></ul></ul>
  21. 30. Take Homes <ul><li>Try more than one database </li></ul><ul><li>Browse shortcuts, betas </li></ul><ul><li>Phrase searching </li></ul><ul><li>Cache </li></ul>
  22. 31. Questions? This presentation searchengineshowdown.com/booksearch/cil07

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