How old is a web page? This simple tip will help you find the exact date when a web page (or website) was first published (or uploaded) on the Internet.
Web Search Engines including Google, Yahoo, Windows Live
Words with capital letters don’t always have the same meaning when written with lowercase letters. Google however treats all search queries as case-insensitive and hence you’ll see the same results for March (month) or march (walking briskly).
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) tips for small businesses and new web masters. These simple but effective SEO tips will help make your website search engine optimized especially for Google, the grand-daddy of the Internet.
Google is normally quite secretive about their search infrastructure but, in a break from tradition, they have revealed that a single search query on Google can consume the processing power of 1000 machines.
You are chatting with a friend who needs some help in framing a Google search query. What do you think is the best way to create short URLs for Google search pages ?
All In One Search Engines like Dogpile, Mamma or Scour fetch results from multiple search engines and display them on a single page.
If your web pages do not appear on the first page of Google, your presence is almost invisible on the Internet because most users are too lazy to scroll beyond the front pages. Learn how to track your website position in search results via Email.
The text and links inside PDF documents are indexed by Google (just like HTML files) and often rank high in search results so PDF files may be a good source of traffic to your website.
Yahoo has added some very useful filters in their Image Search engine. For instance, you can specify dimensions (height x width) in the search query and it will display only pictures / icons that exactly match the size.
If your search query resembles a web address (URL), Google Blog Search automatically uses the link: operator and shows list of blogs that have earlier linked to the web address mentioned in your query.
Google News supports the location: search operator that lets you find news articles from a particular country or a US state.
If you’ve ever felt the pain of searching Wikipedia for something you did not know how to spell, this one is for you. Wikipedia Search now has a “Did You Mean” option for misspelled searches.
As expected, Google now provides the option to get Alerts via RSS feeds as well. Just go to Google Alerts, create a new alert, and select the “feed” option. Existing alerts also can be converted to RSS feeds by using the “edit” option. (Thanks MT-Soft)
A UCLA study has revealed that the use of search engines may actually help stimulate and improve the minds of middle-aged and older people. The study, which included 24 healthy volunteers ages 55 to 76 with or without previous web search experience, were asked to perform Web searches while their brain activity was recorded. Only(…)
Google Custom Search allows you to create a custom search engine for your site. The problem is the advertising is sometimes too intrusive, even when no results are found.
Type some name and look at the search suggestions to see how legitimate the company you’re dealing with is.
Google Image Search offers some unique features that aren’t available in the default search engines of other photo sharing sites like Flickr, Zooomr, Photobucket, Facebook, etc.
Google just announced that they are scanning millions of pages of old newspapers and will make that content available through Google News Archives. With this, they also got one step closer to their mission of "organizing world’s information." Google scanners will scan everything that appeared on the newspaper page including vintage advertisements, crosswords, cartoon strips,(…)
Chief Search Strategist Marshall Simmonds, who trained journalists at New York Times and about.com guides about search engine optimization techniques, says that measuring ROI from your SEO effort is extremely important. "Without measuring ROI, a company can look at SEO as a lot of wasted effort. Beyond just measuring increased search traffic, it’s essential that(…)