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Advanced Internet Searching

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Some recent Google search options, and suggested other search engines for different purposes.

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Advanced Internet Searching

  1. 1. Advanced Internet Searching: Some Google, some not Phil Bradley http://www.philb.com May 2009
  2. 4. Why use Google?
  3. 5. Wonder Wheel
  4. 6. Timeline
  5. 7. Google similar images <ul><li>http://similar-images.googlelabs.com/ </li></ul>
  6. 8. Better search refinements
  7. 9. Longer ‘snippets’
  8. 10. Imagesize:
  9. 11. Types of image
  10. 12. Colour of images
  11. 13. Enhanced ‘did you mean?’
  12. 14. Enhanced Maps
  13. 15. Change your own results
  14. 16. Searchwiki
  15. 17. Searchwiki results
  16. 18. In Quotes
  17. 19. In Quotes
  18. 20. One trick ponies <ul><li><location> movies </li></ul>
  19. 25. Google custom search engines
  20. 26. Why not use Google?
  21. 28. Alternative search engines <ul><li>Free text </li></ul><ul><li>Directory </li></ul><ul><li>Multi/Meta </li></ul><ul><li>Social media </li></ul><ul><li>Visual results </li></ul><ul><li>Real time </li></ul><ul><li>Weblog </li></ul>
  22. 29. Exalead <ul><li>http://www.exalead.co.uk/search </li></ul>
  23. 31. Yahoo Directory <ul><li>http://dir.yahoo.com/ </li></ul>
  24. 32. Multi/meta search <ul><li>Browsys http://www.browsys.com/search/ </li></ul><ul><li>Trovando http://www.trovando.it/ </li></ul>
  25. 33. Visual search engines <ul><li>Redzee http://redz.com/ </li></ul>
  26. 34. Touchgraph <ul><li>http://www.touchgraph.com/TGGoogleBrowser.html </li></ul>
  27. 35. Category based engines <ul><li>Carrot Clustering http://search.carrot2.org/ </li></ul>
  28. 36. Clusty http://clusty.com/
  29. 37. Comparing results <ul><li>Thumbshots ranking http://www.thumbshots.org/ </li></ul>
  30. 38. TripleMe http://www.tripleme.com/
  31. 39. Similar sites <ul><li>Web Insuggest http://web.insuggest.com/ </li></ul>
  32. 40. Similicious http://www.similicio.us/
  33. 41. News/Date <ul><li>Silobreaker http://www.silobreaker.com/ </li></ul>
  34. 42. By Date <ul><li>Grokker http://live.grokker.com/ </li></ul>
  35. 43. Multimedia engines <ul><li>Audio Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Image </li></ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul>
  36. 44. As well as YouTube... <ul><li>Trooker http://www.trooker.com/ </li></ul>
  37. 45. Sounds <ul><li>Soungle http://soungle.com/ </li></ul>
  38. 46. Images (as well as Flickr) <ul><li>Tag Galaxy http://www.taggalaxy.de/ </li></ul>
  39. 48. People related content <ul><li>Spock http://www.spock.com </li></ul>
  40. 49. Blogs <ul><li>Google blog search http://blogsearch.google.com/ </li></ul>
  41. 50. Social media <ul><li>Social Mention http://www.socialmention.com/ </li></ul>
  42. 51. And finally... <ul><li>Wayback Machine http://www.archive.org/index.php </li></ul>
  43. 52. BananaSlug http://bananaslug.com/
  44. 53. Thank you! <ul><li>http://www.philb.com/whichengine.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.philbradley.typepad.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.slideshare.net/philbradley/ </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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