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June 30, 2005, 12:19 am
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Im aware that a search engine is capable of doing more than just retrieving
web pages after someone types in keywords.
You can find powerpoint presentations on widgets by entering - ppt: widgets,
pdf files on widgets by entering - pdf: widgets, and word documents on
widgets by entering - doc: widgets. Plus other things like finding
definitions on widgets by entering - define: widgets.
SEO's can see what site is linking to them by using - site: www.url.com. You
get what im saying....
I know this is a bit off the subject of the banter that usually takes place
in this newsgroup....are there any other 'tricks' search engines are capable
Re: Search Engine 'Tricks'
The book "Google Hacks" might be what you're after (for Google, at any
Quote from it's description...
Everyone loves Google, and it's the first place many people turn to
locate information on the Internet. There's a big gap, though, between
knowing that you can use Google to get advance information on your blind
date and having a handle on the considerable roster of fact-finding
tools that the site makes available. Google Hacks reveals--and documents
in considerable detail--a large collection of Google capabilities that
many readers won't have even been aware of. Want to find the best price
on a pair of leg warmers? Try the Froogle price-searcher that's hidden
within the Google site. Interested in finding weblog commentary about a
particular subject? Tara Calishain and Rael Dornfest call your attention
to the special Google syntaxes for that purpose. This book makes it
clear that there's lots more to the Google site than typing in some
keywords and trusting the search engine to yield useful results.