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Refining searches

Interesting article by Brian Berstein about Tools that refine web searches. Brian writes about Vivisimo that groups searches from Google in a more intuitive way. Seems to work OK for English, but not so good for other languages. While Brian writes extensively about Vivisimo, he also touches on some other interesting search refinement tools, such […]

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Is Google good for you?

Bill Thompson at BBC World Service asks the question Is Google good for you? He talks about how Google has become more commercial, and claims that we are all suffering because of it. He actually goes as far as suggesting that search is now so important that it should be regulated, just like telecom and […]

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Google adds ‘~’ operator

Google Weblog: Big News! New Google Operator So what is the big deal? The ~ operator adds the ability to search for synonyms of the keyword marked with the “~”. Example: weblog help and weblog ~help According to the Google Blog the ~ character was chosen because it’s shorthand for approximate and a good way […]

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More about Google Adsense

The Google Weblog has discovered that you can check out what ads would be shown on any given website. Interesting stuff: Try Before You Sell Not everyone believe that Google Adsense is a good idea: Pamela Parker at ClickZ Today writes about her initial response in her article Does Google’s AdSense Make Sense? Her point […]

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GoogleGuy Says

This is very interesting: A blog with quotes from Google staff’s Usenet postings. Instead of having to keep updated on various Usenet groups and Google staffs postings there, all I have to do is add GoogleGuy Says to my blog-reader and I’m automatically updated on postings. Just wish I could put more blogs than Evan’s […]

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