What are the best non-English or non-U.S. search engines? Google is the leader in the U.S., but Russian users prefer Yandex from what I understand, and Baidu is the top choice in China. What other search engines prevail in other countries or locales? [more inside]
posted by Nameless
on Oct 18, 2012 -
Is there a book blurb search engine, or something that will let me see if someone has ever written a book blurb, and what it was? (Or some clever way of googling Amazon's Editorial Reviews sections) [more inside]
posted by sdis
on Oct 11, 2012 -
Please recommend for me a new search tool to replace Google Desktop. Ideally I want something that searches the full text of all files, that covers everything on my hard drive plus Google Docs. I want it to be fast, offer results in context, and have a simple interface that offers 'sort by relevance' and 'sort by date.' I use Ubuntu. [more inside]
posted by Susan PG
on Mar 19, 2012 -
So, it would appear that Google have changed their search algorithms. Using search queries that would have previously returned hundreds of results I am getting a handful of results which are mostly irrelevant / gibberish. Any ideas how I can go back to the "old" Google? Thanks!
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Mar 1, 2012 -
Please help me find .... it was a program or maybe a FireFox add-in that constantly submitted random search-engine searches - the idea being to prevent google/bing/whoever from building any kind of meaningful profile of the user.
posted by Xhris
on Jan 29, 2012 -
Soo...I was doing a search on buses that run to Vegas and the next day, I get email from a couple of Groupon style websites I subscribe to toting their discounts on Vegas bus rides. Note that I did not enter my email address anywhere during my previous search. Coincidence? I think not. How did they make the connection and how can I prevent this type of internet sleuthing by companies?
posted by tastycracker
on Jul 15, 2011 -
Where could I find an instrumental of Bob Dylan's "The Times They are a Changin' " that is pulled from the actual song, rather than a karaoke facsimile? [more inside]
posted by Wanderboy
on May 7, 2011 -
Are there high quality internet search engines that recognize boolean rather than a natural language search queries? [more inside]
posted by dredge
on Apr 7, 2011 -
How do I create an RSS feed to filter news items based on about 300 keywords? [more inside]
posted by adverb
on Feb 5, 2011 -
How to find a place to rent in London (residential)? And what should I know/look out for? [more inside]
posted by djgh
on Jan 2, 2011 -
Spare 5 minutes. What do I type into Google to learn or laugh?
posted by SueDenim
on Aug 31, 2010 -
Can I use shell style globs or something like regexp to search for online content? [more inside]
posted by idiopath
on Sep 14, 2009 -
I know there are a bunch of job search websites out there like Career Builder, Monster and Indeed and all that other crap. I was just wondering if there are any other good ones out there that may have popped up recently that may not be as well known as the usual sites.
posted by zzazazz
on Apr 20, 2009 -
I have the web address, but can find no "earth" address for a website which I would like to contact by snail mail. Is there a way online (hopefully free) to find the actual business address for a website?
posted by SociologistTina
on Jan 20, 2009 -
Is there a comprehensive shopping search engine? Ideally, it would search all shopping sites (including small vendors), ebay and craigslist. The prices would be regularly updated and sortable. I'd love an estimate of shipping costs, but that's optional.
posted by 26.2
on Dec 17, 2008 -
HELP ME FIND A WEBSITE??!?!
I know his name, how can i find out what domains are registered to his name. [more inside]
posted by ss448
on Jul 17, 2008 -
Does anybody know where I can find a full picture of the guy in this image
? I don't remember much else about the image that would be helpful, only that he is standing facing the camera and I think he is wearing a black suit and tie. This picture is part of a running gag I had with an old friend and would love to find it again. Help me, Green!
posted by jtfowl0
on May 6, 2008 -
GeekFilter: My web site/blog is suddenly showing very odd searches in the referrer logs, all for prescription drugs. [more inside]
posted by micawber
on Jan 3, 2008 -
Why does my site keep showing up on search engines with out of date met descriptions and keywords? [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe
on Nov 30, 2007 -
Is there a search engine with which I can search among the source code of websites? [more inside]
posted by gbinal
on Nov 12, 2007 -
Is there a way of making google.co.uk default to searching for "pages from the UK" instead of "the web" in Internet Explorer? [more inside]
posted by Solomon
on Oct 15, 2007 -
Where can I find statistics on search behaviors of internet users? For example, how many searches are done each day on average? how many searches are done each day? what percentage of users searches on Google? how often does a search converts to a sale? etc.
posted by herbiehancock00
on Nov 30, 2006 -
Is there a programme, or way, to allow me to find 'redundant' files on my server: i.e. files that are not linked to from any other page? [more inside]
posted by Hartster
on Mar 3, 2006 -
I'm using FireFox 1.07 for Windows XP. Previously, when I typed "dict [word]" into the address bar, FireFox would take me to the dictionary.com definition for [word]. Now typing in the same command just takes me to the first result of a Google search for "dict [word]," the same as if I typed anything into the address bar. Recently all my Firefox bookmarks disappeared as well. I haven't updated Firefox or changed anything that I know of. What happened, and how do I restore the old functionality?
posted by ludwig_van
on Nov 29, 2005 -
Why does my website have a zero PageRank when its traffic and search placement would suggest otherwise -- at least an actual number? [more inside]
posted by jruckman
on Nov 8, 2005 -
I check my server logs pretty frequently, and am always pleased by the variety of visitors my site gets. I particularly love trying to suss out who's reading the site at any given moment by deconstructing their IP address and/or machine identity. (Ex-coworkers, ex-bosses and ex-girlfriends always especially amuse me.)
One thing I don't love: a machine called "tide70.microsoft.com" is literally "viewing" my site close to 100% of the time - like, whenever I check, it's on. Sometimes it's joined by up to thirty other "tide*" machines, but tide70 is always there. I have my ideas and suspicions, but can anyone confirm for me what the tide series is up to?
posted by adamgreenfield
on Feb 27, 2004 -