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9 Mar/12

DuckDuckGo Traffic Still Climbing Like Crazy

DuckDuckGo Traffic Still Climbing Like Crazy

I have been using the DuckDuckGo search engine for some time now and have to say that I’m more than happy with the results it provides. For the majority of searches, it provides me with the information I need. And if it does not come up with a valuable result, I add !g to the search phrase to redirect the search to Google (see How To Improve Your DuckDuckGo Search Experience for additional tips and shortcuts).I also noticed that the search engine was really starting to take off traffic...

22 Feb/12

Bing Launches Linked Pages

Bing Launches Linked Pages

One of the issues that you may have when searching for friends, family or people online is that you will get all sorts of results. Depending on the person’s Internet activities and popularity on the Internet, you may get some, none or a lot of results about that person on the first pages of the search engine you are using. Other factors like the person’s name play a role as well. If you are searching for a popular name, you may have to wade through hundreds of results before...

22 Feb/12

Scroogle Founder Pulls The Plug, Closes Website

Scroogle Founder Pulls The Plug, Closes Website

Scroogle was one of the sites that came up occasionally here on Ghacks as an alternative to Google Search. It basically provided access to Google Search results through a proxy to protect the privacy of its users. In this regard, it was more of a Google proxy than a search engine. Daniel Brandt, the creator of Scroogle, established the service in April 2003, and it has ever since been available online. Things turned for the worse in recent years when Google started to block – and...




27 Feb/11

Bing Search Improves Facebook Integration

Bing Search Improves Facebook Integration

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Is social the next search? Rumors about Facebook Search have been spread for years; The data that Facebook’s developers could utilize sounds enormous: Content from more than 500 million users who share loads of contents on Facebook. The obvious benefit in comparison to traditional search engines? The data is user generated. Google or Bing crawl the web day in day out to find new sites, and updates to existing sites. Facebook...

25 Set/10

FictFact Is a Book Site for Serial Fiction [Books]

FictFact Is a Book Site for Serial Fiction [Books]

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you’re a big fan of serial fiction you’ve likely noticed how poorly most book-tracking sites deal with book series. FictFact is a book site completely devoted to organizing serial fiction and keeping you informed of new releases in your favorite series. More » (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Continua a leggere –...

16 Ago/10

How To Create Sitemaps For Static HTML Websites

How To Create Sitemaps For Static HTML Websites

So called sitemaps are files that contain information about a website’s structure. It is usually not the only information but that should be enough as an explanation for now. Many content management systems, blog platforms and other dynamically generated website scripts come with options to automatically generate, and often submit sitemaps to the big search engines. While a submitted sitemap does not guarantee inclusion in the search engine, it does provide the search engine with...

26 Giu/10

Google Encrypted Web Search (HTTPS) Moved To New Domain

Google Encrypted Web Search (HTTPS) Moved To New Domain

Google launched an encrypted version of their web search in May (see Google SSL HTTPS Search). HTTPS search was enabled on the main Google.com domain and users simply had to add an s after HTTP in the url to access the encrypted search engine. Encryption increased the privacy of the search engine user by preventing people from intercepting the search terms and results. This did have a consequence though for schools and organizations that relied on filtering techniques to prevent access...

17 Giu/10

What Bing Search Does And Could Do Better

What Bing Search Does And Could Do Better

I switched to Bing recently and had my fair share of experience with Microsoft’s search engine. The main reason for switching was a deterioration of quality results in Google Search. It began in May and has not changed since then. That, and the noise that has been added to search result pages over the past year. It happens that ads dominate the results in Google (and I count links to other Google products as ads as well). Bing on the other hand does many things better and a few things...

16 Giu/10

Google Will Move Https Search To New Domain

Google Will Move Https Search To New Domain

The introduction of encrypted search at https://www.google.com/ a month ago has increased the privacy of search engine visitors by preventing people from intercepting search terms and results. Encrypting all communication between the client’s computer and Google Search had a few side effects though. It was for one not possible to use all Google services. Google Image search was for instance not available for users who used the https version of Google. Organizations, companies and...

9 Giu/10

Website Virus Checker URLVoid

Website Virus Checker URLVoid

Remember Virus Total and No Virus Thanks? The two services allow anyone to upload files to check them in dozens of antivirus engines. That’s very handy considering that no antivirus software solution is yet offering a 100% protection against malicious software and viruses. The developers of No Virus Thanks have created URLVoid which uses the same concept for website urls. Individual security applications like Kaspersky Internet Security or Norton Internet Security and browser add-ons...

6 Giu/10

How To Change The Firefox Address Bar Search Provider

How To Change The Firefox Address Bar Search Provider

The default address bar search engine in the Firefox web browser is Google Search. This means that any search phrase that the user enters directly into the Firefox address bar gets send to Google Search which returns either a direct hit or a search results page. Some Internet users might prefer to have a different search engine as the default in Firefox. This can be done easily in the configuration of Firefox. To do that type about:config in the Firefox address bar. First time users need...

23 Mag/10

Force Google HTTPS Search

Force Google HTTPS Search

Google recently enabled SSL on their main search engine google.com allowing search engine users to access https://www.google.com/ instead of the standard Google search domain. This secure search encrypts the data that is exchanged between the user’s computer and Google search so that third parties like other network users or the Internet Service Provider cannot spy on the network traffic to find out what the user is searching for (they do however see the sites the user is clicking...

13 Mar/10

Add Shortcuts To Google Search To Search Faster

Add Shortcuts To Google Search To Search Faster

Most Internet users use the Google search engine when they need to search for something online. The results are usually pretty good but there are occasions where the results need to be refined to find the information the web user is looking for. Once on the search results page the only way of doing that is to click in the search form and start adding to the search phrase or to erase the previous search phrase and enter a new one. That’s a lot of clicks for a process that could be...

17 Feb/10

Google Buzz Search Engine

Google Buzz Search Engine

If you want to search Google Buzz for public messages you need to log into Gmail and use the search form at the top. There does not seem to be another official option to search public messages in Google’s new social messaging service. The public messages might eventually make it into the Google search engine but that is currently not the case. Users without Gmail or Google Buzz are therefor not able to search for Buzz messages. That’s where the third party search engine Buzzzy...

13 Gen/10

Google Versus China, According to Twitter

Google Versus China, According to Twitter

Google says it’s taking “a new approach to China” and will stop censoring search results there, even if it means they have to shut down Google.cn and their China offices. The announcement is a huge deal, and it set off some fantastic insta-commentary from tech writers on Twitter. My favorite, shown above, is courtesy of Joel Johnson. More inside. Most people’s reactions were emotional, proud, celebratory: Others dug deeper or cracked jokes. From a friend who...

5 Dic/09

Google Personalized Search For Everyone

Google Personalized Search For Everyone

Starting today Google begins rolling out a new search personalization feature that has an impact on every search engine user that is using one of Google’s search engines. Previously personalized search results were only displayed to users who were logged into a Google Account. The new system changes this behavior so that every user will see those personalized results by default. This does mean that Google will track a user’s use of the search engine and make use of previous...

11 Nov/09

Bing Videos And Bing Search Get Updates As Well

Bing Videos And Bing Search Get Updates As Well

Microsoft this time seems to be dead serious to compete at all levels with the seemingly almighty guys at Google and especially their search engine. Several key services over at Bing were updated today including the already reviewed Bing Maps service. But Bing Maps was but one service that got updated. Microsoft has also updated Bing Search and Bing Videos to make the services more appealing and useful to web users. Bing Videos for one got a new interface making use of a sidebar navigation...

11 Nov/09

Bing Maps Gets An Update

Bing Maps Gets An Update

Bing Maps has been updated today with several new features and a new look and feel. Most notably in this regard are a new button bar with each button loading a specific feature of Bing Maps. Microsoft has also added some new colors to Bing Maps but those are only the obvious changes to the interface. Among the new features are the option to embed Bing maps into websites allowing website owners or those with posting rights (for example on forums) to post maps that can be customized by location,...

16 Ott/09

Bing Federated Search Connector For Windows 7

Bing Federated Search Connector For Windows 7

Federated search is one of new features of Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system. The feature integrates the possibility to search external data sources from within Windows Explorer in the same way a local or remote search is performed. Federated search in Windows 7 is enabled through the Open Search standard with a good dozen connectors for popular services like Flickr, Youtube, Google or Yahoo already available for download. One of the latest additions is the Bing federated search...

2 Ott/09

Google Search New Custom Search Options Added

Google Search New Custom Search Options Added

One of the latest trends in the search engine market seem to be custom search options, search filters and specialized search parameters. Google has introduced the search options in the main Google search engine a while ago. These were made up of advanced search parameters which have been accessible before (before starting search) and new filters. A click on the Show Options link on a search results page will open the available options in a sidebar. Google has added new custom search options...