How can I size down a google or yahoo map to fit it onto a flier so that it doesn't take up 1/4 page or blur to illegibility? [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne
on Aug 10, 2005 -
Well, what do you know, err.. what do I know, Google does support
some sort of regular expressions. However, I can't find the usage guide. Anyone?
posted by Gyan
on Jul 28, 2005 -
Has anyone written a tool that lets you manage multiple Gmail accounts? I'm envisioning something similar to the Gmail notifier, that lets you log on to 3+ accounts at once and easily check them.
posted by agropyron
on Jul 15, 2005 -
I have a quote from and a link to an AP article published a few months ago. Problem is, searching for the quote on Google gives no relevant results, the link now goes to an error page saying the article was not found, and I can't find the article in a search of the AP archives. What to do?
posted by punishinglemur
on Jul 14, 2005 -
Back in 1994, I wrote up a web page on a famous mathematical puzzle; it was the second page to appear on it. It got wide noteriety, it's cited and linked widely. But two years ago I changed my ISP. [more inside]
posted by Ethereal Bligh
on Jun 22, 2005 -
What are the economics of bogus search engines and other oddities found by regular search engines? [more inside]
posted by elgilito
on Jun 22, 2005 -
How do people create Google Maps
with a lot of different points selected, like this
? Is there an easy way to do this from the main Google Maps site or do you have to have some extra programming done? I'd really like to enter two or three addresses and mark all their points on the same map (without having to do directions, and thus the route between them).
posted by clgregor
on Jun 21, 2005 -
How are you about being contacted by old friends? Not in the singles scene kind of way, but in the "old friends" kind of way. A general question - not really seeking insight or advice. [more inside]
posted by ValveAnnex
on Jun 7, 2005 -
I need to shift one of my websites to a new domain - with the minimal amount of interruption to my Google juice. What is the best way to redirect traffic to the new site? .htaccess redirects? Something else? Other pointers?
posted by ao4047
on Jun 3, 2005 -
A friend of mine has a little page where he sells books and stuff. He says it used to come up in Google, but no more. Yahoo finds it. It's a free site that came with his internet account, I think. Why did Google lose it? Is it just that Google is blocking these personal sites from this provider, cox.net?
posted by wsg
on May 6, 2005 -
I'm having a strange problem with Safari and Google: if I run a google search and command-click on a result (to open it in a new tab) about 90% of the time it will open in the main tab, thus only allowing me to click through to one result at a time. This makes me very unhappy, as I loved using tabs to quickly sort through search results. I haven't had any problems using command-click on other sites. [more inside]
posted by rorycberger
on May 5, 2005 -
When a quotation is longer than a few words, Googling for it usually brings up a wide range of variations (example
). Anyone have a good strategy for finding the actual quotation verbatim, in situ, when you don't know the exact wording at the outset
? Or, failing that, a citation for the quotation in the example above?
posted by bricoleur
on Apr 9, 2005 -
Since April 1st, my blog's traffic has spiked, due to a dramatic increase in hits from Google image searches (like, 400-500 a day). What's going on? [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow
on Apr 5, 2005 -
What's the most ever paid for a Google Answer
? The FAQ says up to $200
, but surely that must have been surpassed by now - the page is stamped at 2003. The pricing page
has the same numbers. Are there answers out there worth more than $200 to somebody?
posted by will
on Apr 2, 2005 -
Sorry to bug, but this is driving me crazy: I recently read a passage (in a novel, I think) where the narrator or one of the characters says that you can tell a lot about a culture based on what they drank to avoid dehydration before the advent of reliably potable water. (mi) [more inside]
posted by audrey the bug
on Mar 30, 2005 -
I need help researching the effects of interlinked web pages in search results... [more inside]
posted by patgas
on Mar 29, 2005 -
I run a popular regional community site that I believe was banned by Google due to practices of the former owner of the domain name. Yahoo!, MSN and other search engines send users my site's way - but not Google since the Googlebot won't visit. It's as if my site doesn't exist as far as searchers on Google are concerned. [more inside]
posted by kmartino
on Mar 24, 2005 -
Give me a fish
: What does this symbol mean? )'(
Teach me to fish
: Is there any way to Google a non-alphanumeric string like that? How about other search engines? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone
on Mar 4, 2005 -
has me wondering: What's your favourite Google trick? How do you get past the torrents of lousy links to sites trying to sell you stuff or bombard you with pop-ups to get to the gold?
posted by gompa
on Feb 25, 2005 -
How do I delete the Google Desktop cache? I can't find it anywhere!
posted by johnnydark
on Feb 15, 2005 -
Last night I was Googling on my laptop when I started getting non-expected results. The same spammy sites kept getting returned, even when different search terms were used. Repeated virus scans turned up nothing. The same search on my work terminal returns what I expected so I know it's my laptop. ? [more inside]
posted by shino-boy
on Jan 26, 2005 -
Why would a site suddenly disappear from the Google Directory? It's still in DMOZ...(mi) [more inside]
posted by kittyloop
on Jan 20, 2005 -
After reading this comment
some of us have wondered:
How common is it for employers to google prospective employees?
posted by gluechunk
on Jan 11, 2005 -
Is anyone out there succeeding as an affiliate marketer on the web?
Specifically, I'd like to know if anyone is making money creating Google Adwords campaigns that drive searchers to merchants.
posted by lometogo
on Jan 5, 2005 -
Google related cartoon: A while back I saw a flash animation that showed the possible future of Google. A really bad typist is searching for pizza, and Google figures out what he means, even though the guy barely realizes it himself. I can't find this animation... does anyone have a link to it? [more inside]
posted by agropyron
on Jan 3, 2005 -
Can you search Google with terms that include special characters (10%, #1, etc.)? Even in quotations, Google seems to drop the characters it doesn't like. [more inside]
posted by turbodog
on Jan 3, 2005 -
. Anyone have any experience? Google's support response was less than helpful. [mi] [more inside]
posted by dhartung
on Dec 17, 2004 -
In regards to this sentence from a recent press release about the Google library scanning: As it does with new books already included in its search engine, Google will only allow its users to view the bibliographies or other snippets of copyrighted books scanned from the libraries.
--- Question: Are bibliographies not copyrighted?
posted by stbalbach
on Dec 15, 2004 -
I have taken specific care not to let my gmail address fall into the hands of anybody besides people I deal with in person- friends and family and such- and after several months of having this account be spam-free, today I finally got a few. How on earth do they find me?
posted by BuddhaInABucket
on Dec 5, 2004 -
Digital Comics: I'm looking to download .cbr and .cbx archives of comic books. Not so I can steal the latest X-Men book (though I know piracy is rampant in this sphere), but so I can read interesting and long out of print books on my computer. The Metal Men
, for example, fascinate me.
The trouble is, I can't seem to find any repositories of old comics via Google, BitTorrent, etc. I know they're out there - any help?
posted by aladfar
on Nov 23, 2004 -
Catalogue Filter: How many pages are archived in the google directory? Not the pages indexed for the keyword search, but the ones actually cataloged in the google directory. [more inside]
posted by joelf
on Nov 22, 2004 -
i just got my gmail account (yay-no, i have no invitations to give out) and want to use it to manage all my accounts.
1. any recommendations for good freeware to forward yahoo mail without the subscription?
2. will i be as happy as i think with gmail?
posted by elsar
on Nov 17, 2004 -
I've read on several sites that Gmail is offering POP access. I can find nothing on their site about it. Can someone tell me how this works?
posted by cedar
on Nov 10, 2004 -
GMail issues. I can log in but once I click to read any entry it takes me right back to the login page.
posted by azul
on Nov 9, 2004 -
Is there a concise, google-able term for an image of this variety
]? 'Wedge-shaped drawing that is tessellated into a circle to give the appearance of one unbroken, repeating image' isn't doing the job. More background inside. [more inside]
posted by adamkempa
on Oct 28, 2004 -
GoogleBombing: Suppose I register 10 domains, and upload an HTML page to each domain that has a named link - for example, "Click here to buy Cheap Shoes" - and these named links all point to the same webpage....when someone searches on Google for "Cheap Shoes", will the page that has 10 domains linking to it stand a better chance of being higher up in the rankings?
posted by SpaceCadet
on Oct 11, 2004 -
Now that Blogspot weblogs show a navbar
instead of Google Ads, and without a Premium version, how does Blogger generate any income for Google?
posted by brownpau
on Sep 15, 2004 -
What is triggering these odd Google ads? The CMS question below is 3/4ths right-wing ads, the LiveJournal question is employment misconduct ads, the 55-65 yo question is all global warming. Any thoughts what words are triggering each of those?
posted by davebug
on Aug 16, 2004 -
Is there a way to Google a Google? That is to say, is there a way to find where in a particular set of search results a particular result lies? [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Aug 6, 2004 -