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search engines

Google viewer

A cool new way to watch search results are shown with the Google Viewer, fresh out of the Google labs. I am ever amazed how fresh and clued this company is :-)

Must be perfect for people that just want to browse through search results, although using it on my 800×600 laptop wasn’t 100% perfect.

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More search engines indexing Flash

Its nice to see Fast (Alltheweb.com, Lycos, Scandinavia Online, InfoSpace, T-Online, and Tiscali) start to include information gathered from swfs in their search index. From before Google and Atomz have been indexing SWFs for their search engines. Atomz recently expanded their offer of indexing SWFs to their enterprise search engine, used by many company sites, including Macromedia.com and Hotwired.com. (And not to mention by this weblog ;-D

[Via Flashmagazine.com]

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Google Zeitgeist or statistics galore

Interesting Google resource – Zeitgeist, it gives insight into what has been on peoples minds in the way that it shows what people have been looking for at Google.

[Via Mario Klingemann]

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search engines

Vanity search

Ok, this is just vanity stuff, I don’t have a vanity plate (if I did, it would probably be jdb something or the other), but I can have my fun with a vanity search.

How about my first name on Google? Google Search: jarle

Today I am no. 1 when searching “for pages written in any language”, and no.3 when searching in just norwegian pages.

What is more surprising is that I am no.1 when searching for “jdb“, no. 9 and 10 too. Mind you. (This may very well change, but thats how it is when I am writing this).

Yes, I know. I am childish :-D And it would probably not have been equally easy if my name was Dave, Mike or John

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search engines web services

Fun with Google API

The last days, trying to keep updated on the Macromedia Studio MX releases, its been fun to keep updated with the Google API. The resources at Macromedia instantly showed up at Google almost at the time they were released, and the search result for “Macromedia MX” changes all the time, if not hour by hour so day by day.

(The top 10 search results for “Macromedia MX” is shown on the right side a little further down on this page).

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search engines web services

Google reveals API

This is great news for people wanting to hook into the most powerful search engine on the web. Google has released its API (basically an interface towards its huge database of websites)

Google Web APIs

With the Google Web APIs service, software developers can query more than 2 billion web documents directly from their own computer programs. Google uses the SOAP and WSDL standards so a developer can program in his or her favorite environment – such as Java, Perl, or Visual Studio .NET.

Dave Winer of Userland provides some more links to get aquinted with Google’s API:

Using the Google API

Rael Dornfest on the Google Web API

And Dave himself with:

Google is just the juice