Search Engines


Search Engines &Social Networking &Web 2.009 Sep 2008

Spokeo : Spy on your Friends, Find photos, videos and secrets!

Spokeo : Spy on your Friends, Find photos, videos and secrets!Want to know something juicy about your friends and family ? Spokeo reveals their secrets ! Well, enough of the catchy phrases. Spokeo is service which searches deep within 40 major social networks to find news about friends and colleagues. As you register, you are asked for you public email ID (like Gmail n Yahoo!) and password. Spokeo searches databases of major social networks for the users in your mail address book.

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Google &Search Engines07 Aug 2008

Google Insights for Search : Comparing how people search

Google Insights for Search is a new tool from Google to analyze and determine the search pattern, seasonality, creating brand associations or advertising messages.

Google Insights for Search : Comparing how people search

Examples

  • Choosing advertising messages : Insights can help you determine which messages resonate best. For example, an automobile manufacturer may be unsure of whether it should highlight fuel efficiency, safety, or engine performance to market a new car model.
    Google Insights for Search : Comparing how people search
    When the three features are entered into Insights, we can see that there’s a considerable amount of interest in car safety. With this information, the manufacturer may want to consider incorporating car safety into its marketing strategy.
  • Examining seasonality : Insights can be used to determine seasonality. For example, a ski resort may want to find out when people search for ski-related terms most often.
  • Examining seasonality : Insights can be used to determine seasonality. For example, a ski resort may want to find out when people search for ski-related terms most often.
  • Creating brand associations : Insights can be a helpful tool in creating brand associations. Take, for example, an advertising agency that needs to build a compelling advertising campaign for its client, a computer hardware company. The agency needs to know what competing brands are doing: how should they position their client’s product against them?
  • Entering new markets : Insights can be useful in determining a new market. A wine distributor may be looking to expand into new markets. By entering in wine + vino, and comparing the data across multiple countries, such as Argentina, Mexico, Spain, and Venezuela, the distributor can get a sense of where interest is more prevalent.

URL : http://google.com/insights/search/

Search Engines28 Jul 2008

Cuil search engine : A Google Search alternative ?

Well, everyone is talking about the new search engine, Cuil and it shows. The new search engine pronounced ‘cool’ and comes from an old Irish word meaning ‘knowledge’. The site has indexed around 120 billion web pages, which it claims is three times more than any other search engine, and results are organised by ideas rather than just rankings. It also promises complete user privacy. Cuil will attempt to analyse the context of each page and the concepts behind each query, thereby grouping similar results together and sorting them by category.

The Internet has grown exponentially in the last fifteen years but search engines have not kept up—until now. Cuil searches more pages on the Web than anyone else—three times as many as Google and ten times as many as Microsoft.

but bbc says ..

By declaring its aim of taking on Google, Cuil joins a long list of others that have tried and largely failed to dent the search giant’s market share. Other contenders include Teoma, Vivisimo, Snap, Mahalo and Powerset.

Weird fact is, it does not even find one result on a usual search term.

URL : Cuil

Google &Search Engines06 Mar 2008

Google Search gets site search box within results

Google Search gets site search box within resultsGoogle recently added a small but interesting feature in its search results. There appears a small text box below result itself to search the site alone, Not all sites but google does have the feature on for few popular sites like Nvidia, eBay.

Google says

when we detect a high probability that a user wants more refined search results within a specific site. Like the rest of our snippets, the sites that display the site search box are chosen algorithmically based on metrics that measure how useful the search box is to users. We hope that you will make use of the site search box in order to get the information you’re looking for as quickly and easily as possible.

Google Search gets site search box within results

Search Engines &Web 2.001 Dec 2007

Ggoal : Search engine based on human intelligence

Ggoal : Search engine based on human intelligenceGgoal is the first search engine based on human intelligence, created by users and for users, with the sole aim of offering added value to the web knowledge through the free user-created content. Its a completely free search engine that it is at users’ disposal and it is always enhanced by users’ contributions. Its main features are: it is user-friendly, simple and really effective.

Ggoal offers a keyword-based content search service on the web. It supplies the user with links, internet addresses and multimedia content into different formats following the shared interactivity criteria.

Ggoal is based on the users-created contributions in order to increase its effectiveness. Keywords, links ad internet addresses are user-created content: that’s tantamount to say that a community of people is actively involved in the production and widespread of knowledge.

Thanks to Ggoal, web users insert the item of their search obtaining immediate results, but above all it actively offers an added value indicating different options in terms of search criteria according to users’ personal need and it allows web surfers to use its knowledge background.

As Ggoal has been developed with Ajax technology allows users to issue and to use every single added contribution in a fast way without the need to update the web page every time. Therefore, this high-standard quality system is more interactive, fast and user-friendly.

Ggoal hinges on Web 2.0 and on its philosophy, but it uses the web in a new and original manner as it is oriented to a free widespread of information and knowledge. It allows users to share multimedia data and to trigger a massive widespread of information on the web. Ggoal follows the criteria of an endless enhancement through the increasing number of its users.

Ajax &Search Engines02 Jan 2007

Ask X : New AJAX Search engine from Ask.com

Ask X : New AJAX Search engine from Ask.comAsk X is the new Ajax based version of Ask.com’s search engine. Although the results still is the same, some results took some time showing up.

In today’s version of Ask X, you’re not just getting back a list of links, but a slick, new three-panel interface (much like the new AskCity), combining great time-saving features like:

  • Left: A search control panel that stays with you, complete with Zoom Related Search and Search Suggestions that update as you type.
  • Middle: Results front and center to provide clutter-free information without having to scroll down the page, and Binoculars to preview results.
  • Right: A preview of other types of search results, including video, news, images, blogs, shopping, encyclopedia and more.
Ajax &Cool Stuffs &Google &Search Engines &Web 2.023 Nov 2006

Google Book Search : A new way to search books

Google has released its new tool, the Google Book Search : A new way to search booksGoogle Book Search. It features many Cool features. There are no load times when flipping pages, as most pages are pre-loaded while you are reading.You can scroll through the pages of books by scrolling down your mouse. Its no different than scrolling a web page or a office document. You can use the left and right arrows to flip pages, as if you were holding the book.You can read the book, or download it to PDF. And of course, you can purchase a copy of the book from selected retailers.

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Search Engines &Web 2.009 Nov 2006

Zeedex : Expand your search

Zeedex : Expand your searchZeedex gives you suggestions to help expand your search. When you find a term you’re interested in, click on it and that term will be put into the search box. The lists are created and edited by users. It’s like having a list of topic suggestions right at hand to help you find what you’re looking for.
The creator, Russell Miller running a promotion right now, where if you create a list, you can also include a free text ad for your site. This is a great way to promote your site by sharing information on a topic you know a lot about.

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