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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Get Yahoo Search results as RSS feeds in your news reader. Supports web search, images and video search.
Some lesser known but useful features of Bing (formerly Windows Live) that you may not find them in any of the other popular search engines including Google and Yahoo.
An XML sitemap, which is simply a plain text file on your server, will enables Google, Yahoo and other search engines to locate pages on your website that have been recently updated or added.
Search engines always take into account the title text and keywords used in the URL of a web page while determining rankings of that page in search results. The influence may be small but keywords mentioned in the URL do carry some weight.
When you perform a web search on mobile phone using Google SMS, the SMS text message you get back from Google has two parts – web search results and a short tinyurl.