Tag Archives: search

Searching with the duck

I like the idea of keeping competition going even when there is a large lead for one online service. DuckDuckGo continues as an alternative to Google. DuckDuckGo advertises its advantage as privacy and I read that the number of searches … Continue reading

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Filtering by reading level

Google used to allow the filtering of search results by reading level, but for some reason (not officially announced) this advanced feature was removed. New businesses emerge to fill a niche left unexplored by the big players. Choosito appears to … Continue reading

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I wonder how Google identifies SEO scammers

I have a Google search question. Can the Google search algorithm tell the difference between a social bookmarking site and a link farm. I know that Google search drastically lowers the ranking of sites it interprets as a link farm … Continue reading

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Are you literate?

Interesting video (60 minutes) on the topic of literacy from Google (Dan Russell). If this interests you, follow this blog – Dan Russell

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Google Alerts – Search Continuously

I have just discovered Google Alerts. These settings establish searches and periodically send you the results via email (or RSS if you prefer). This tactic works well if there are specific topics you find important and you want to know … Continue reading

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PEW study addresses student online research

The most recent Pew study of online behavior offers insight into how adolescents conduct online research. The study surveyed advanced placement and National Writing Project teachers which if anything would likely result in a positive bias. These educators offered an … Continue reading

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IBM in the house

No idea how the search process familiar to us might be improved? Here is a prediction from Motley Fool that offers some suggestions. Hint – it involves IBM.

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What we want to hear vs. what we need to know – is there a difference?

In a recent post I offer some comment on Eli Pariser, “The Filter Bubble”. The short version (the book is worth more than this thought byte) is that Google search is moving beyond search telling us what well informed people … Continue reading

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