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Is there a way to google twitter accounts without followers?

I would like to observe some active twitter accounts without followers, or with very few followers (let's say, no more than 3). Is there a way to search those particular accounts? Is there a google ninja (or bing, or yandex) that may help me?
posted by - on Aug 11, 2015 - 2 answers

Bookmarking a page of results in academic search engines

Question for those with access to academic search engines: is there a way to bookmark a specific page of results or navigate quickly to a particular result number? [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Jul 18, 2014 - 8 answers

looking for a more powerful Amazon search tool

Is there a way to search Amazon by price and actually get results within that range? I recently found a pretty sweet deal on a nice nail polish when I needed a filler item and was looking through the offers on Amazon Filler Finder, but I'd like to search for more items within a tight range like that. Unfortunately, when you tell Amazon to return, say, items under $5 it still returns results up to $8, and when you're looking for really cheap stuff-- like under $2-- it's even worse, returning pretty much the same results you got for the $5 search. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Feb 24, 2014 - 4 answers

How to get Searchya off of my computer

I have somehow gotten the search engine highjacker "searchya" on my computer and have followed all the instructions I can find on-line to get rid of it but it still shows up as the default search engine. I have even contacted the searchya website and followed their instructions but its still there. I'm getting very annoyed with this search engine that I don't want and never asked for. Has anyone else been able to resolve this?
posted by mcbeitz on Feb 21, 2014 - 9 answers

How does Calgary and Utah do it?

If you visit the City of Calgary and State of Utah websites, the center of the page is a Google search bar. How do these sites incorporate Google's search into their websites in what looks to be real time? [more inside]
posted by dukes909 on Jan 23, 2014 - 6 answers

Quick way to query multiple search forms?

What's the easiest way to create an automated search of custom search engines? For example, suppose I wanted to create a search form that could take a query, run it through the respective search engines of three different newspaper websites, and then return the aggregated results. What's the very simplest way of doing this?
posted by shivohum on Jul 26, 2013 - 3 answers

I just want to go somewhere but I don't care where!

I'd like a search engine which will show me all of the travel possibilities from a given location in a certain date range. Does this exist? [more inside]
posted by neilb449 on Jun 9, 2013 - 8 answers

The internet is forever, right?

Help me improve my Google-search skills to find an old website my uncle created years ago with my family history [more inside]
posted by sunshine arakhan on Nov 14, 2012 - 9 answers


how to stop search engines from returning images from deleted pages on my website? [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Oct 26, 2012 - 1 answer

Fine-tuned searching - how is it formed?

What kind of search engine is this, and is it something which one has to code themselves or which websites get someone to set up for them? How does it work? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Sep 14, 2012 - 10 answers

(nearly) identical Wordpress sites hosted on different URLs

Question about nearly-identical Wordpress sites hosted at different URLS and Google indexing/rankings. [more inside]
posted by cilantro on Jul 10, 2012 - 5 answers

New site is so much better, but no one wants to come!

Replaced an old website with a new (better?) version in Wordpress and traffic went down. Why? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Apr 12, 2012 - 14 answers

40 minutes to better Google-fu

Seeking activities, tutorials or resources designed to impart academically-oriented Google skills. Bonus points: fun? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Mar 20, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I get the old Google search results back?

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 - 14 answers

Don't Be Evil, but do be annoying

Where did Google's advanced search feature disappear to this time, and why do they keep moving it around? Is there any way I can edit my settings so that it's always in a nice visible place? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Feb 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Plone vs. Wordpress CRAZY PANTS Search Engine Discovery

How can I improve Plone search engine discovery? [more inside]
posted by Fuzzy Dog on Oct 14, 2011 - 1 answer

Is this a real Google thing?

Is this a real Google-thing or some kind of malware scam? Google search suddenly isn't working for me, sometimes. [more inside]
posted by Corvid on Sep 24, 2011 - 28 answers

What else besides Google Commerce?

On-site search for e-commerce: What's out there besides Google Commerce? [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Aug 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Name that search engine!

Dear HiveMind, please help me think of a name for a new web project I'm building. It's essentially a "genealogy search engine in a box", based on a customized build of Apache Solr. It will allow moderately tech savvy genealogy geeks, whether individual genealogists or small genealogy organizations, an easy way to index and search datasets of names and any related data, with a nice front end UI for doing searches. Notable features include faceted search (by record year, record town(s), record source, etc.), soundalike surname searching, customizable given name synonyms (i.e. searching for "Becky" also finds Rebecca), and pop-up Google Maps linked to record locations. And the entire project will be open source. The project is already about 90% completed, but I need something snappy to call it before I can release it. Ideas welcome!
posted by Asparagirl on May 17, 2011 - 16 answers

Finding book titles from story locations

Finding book titles by searching story locations [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on Dec 14, 2010 - 8 answers

Build it, and they will come. But maybe it's already built?

Is there a search engine for finding open source "clones" of various web services and software? For instance, I know there are open source projects (like Diaspora) that aim to mimic Facebook, and other open source projects that mimic Twitter... But how do I find out if there's an open source project that is trying to mimic the Meebo/Wibiya toolbar? Or some open source project that's trying to create a Groupon-like website? [more inside]
posted by mhh5 on Nov 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me find the best album cover search engine!

Help me find the best album cover search engine! [more inside]
posted by autocol on Nov 15, 2010 - 3 answers

What to use besides Google?

What's a good alternative to Google? Their new algorithm (Caffeine) stresses fresh content and that's not what I always want. [more inside]
posted by qsysopr on Jul 12, 2010 - 11 answers

Is there a TinEye for audio?

Is there a TinEye for audio? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Mar 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Advanced text searching (preferably for Mac)?

Are there any products (preferably that work on OS X, but I'm flexible) that provide really intelligent text searching capabilities? For example, if there's a document that has the word "disociated", I'm looking for software which, if I search for "dissociation", will be able to recognize "disociated" as a misspelled variant of "dissociation", or better yet, of synonyms of "dissociation". Neither Spotlight nor products like Zotero or Devonthink do this. Anything like that out there?
posted by shivohum on Jan 11, 2010 - 7 answers

Ideas for a challenging google-based rescue mission

You're on an island in the middle of nowhere. You need to locate a used motorbike in a faraway country (Netherlands) where you don't speak the language for a next to nothing price. All you have is the internet. How do you proceed? [more inside]
posted by vizsla on Sep 11, 2009 - 16 answers

Tracking number of Real Time Searches of different subjects

I need real-time data of the number of people searching different sets of keywords on the internet in a particular location. Some examples: The number of people searching for jobs and jobs related information at that given time(preferably also a particular place as in country or city) The number of people searching for marriage and dating related information. What is the best and cheapest way to get this data? The more real time, the better. Searches on Google would probably be the best given their dominance in the search market, but even other sources would be alright, like Twitter.
posted by tusharj on Jul 22, 2009 - 5 answers

What sites should I submit my startup to?

I have almost finished development on an online classified site dedicated to bartering. It will launch at the end of April and I want to know what general submission / initial promotion sites I should use to get my name out there. [more inside]
posted by schindyguy on Mar 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Synonym Finder?

Is there an automated way to generate potential search terms for a given expression? [more inside]
posted by jmevius on Feb 6, 2009 - 9 answers

How to Get Rid of Other Search Engine Links on Google Pages

How do I get Google to stop putting the "Try your search on *other search engine links*" bar at the top of all of my search result pages? [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Jan 20, 2009 - 4 answers

How to search for anything when all else has failed?

How to search for anything (or find the answer to anything) on the internet when all else has failed? [more inside]
posted by schindyguy on Oct 21, 2008 - 20 answers

Holistic Resource Finder?

Are there any online resources for finding local organic/holistic resources? [more inside]
posted by eric1halfb on Oct 15, 2008 - 3 answers

How to make simple metasearch engine?

I want to create a simple page that will query search engines of my choice (i.e. in the form www.z.com/?q=blah) and just concatenate the first page of results into one page. Is there any super-easy way to do this? It would be great if it looked pretty and/or was mobile-phone-friendly, too, but this is not necessary. Thanks.
posted by shivohum on Jul 18, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I get automate my daily news searches?

How can I automate the news searches that I'm performing on the same subjects day after day after day? [more inside]
posted by abkadefgee on Apr 28, 2008 - 9 answers

How does Google work?

Does anyone understand the black art of being listed in a Google search? [more inside]
posted by andihazelwood on Feb 7, 2008 - 10 answers

Is this SEO technique dodgy?

How dodgy is this third-party supplier's SEO practice? And if it is dodgy, how do we tell our customer? [more inside]
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen on Feb 7, 2008 - 14 answers

Is there a way to force Google to reindex a webpage right away?

Is there a way to force Google to reindex a webpage right away? [more inside]
posted by ssmith on Oct 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Increasing googlability

Increasing google visitors to blog? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Aug 12, 2007 - 16 answers

Whole Paycheck mystery

Why does a Google search for "whole paycheck" turn up Whole Foods Market as the first hit, but the word "paycheck" is nowhere to be found on those page sources? I know Whole Foods has been the butt of that joke, but I don't understand why they're indexed if the phrase isn't on the website.
posted by hodyoaten on Jul 6, 2007 - 9 answers

Fastest way to create search engine for discussion web site?

What's the simplest, easiest, fastest way to create a search engine for a discussion website (in particular, this one) which is NOT RUN by that website, but on another computer, and which recognizes as searchable/sortable fields: 1) the "board" the post is in, 2) the titles as well as the bodies of posts, and 3) the dates the posts were made? Oh, and it should update with new posts every few hours, say.
posted by shivohum on Jun 17, 2007 - 4 answers

I want to start a search engine...now what?

So I'd like to start a website. More specifically, a search engine. Turns out, I'm pretty clueless when it comes to, well, everything about starting it up... [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah on Apr 20, 2007 - 15 answers

Help me find a book finder...

Book search with price comparison. [more inside]
posted by vincentm on Apr 16, 2007 - 10 answers

Google, was verfolgst du mich?

My website/blog has all but disappeared from Google. What happened, and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]
posted by mendel on Mar 30, 2007 - 10 answers

Search engine for cultural events

I've lost a link to a search engine for cultural events (museum exhibitions, etc) that was handy when planning short weekend trips, say to New York or Philadelphia. I can sometimes find copies of Time Out New York, but not always. Prefer the web anyway. Anyone have a method for checking out what's going on in the next 2-3 months in museums and galleries? Thanks
posted by egk on Feb 11, 2007 - 5 answers

Find me some SEO Tracking Software

I need some software that will track search engine rankings [more inside]
posted by ajbattrick on Feb 6, 2007 - 2 answers

Search Engine Ranking

How does a website get to be ranked on the first page for searching on google, yahoo, etc? [more inside]
posted by Gankmore on Feb 3, 2007 - 11 answers

Have I been penalized by Google?

Have I been penalized by Google? I used to be #2 for my main keyword in google. However, since mid Jan my site has dropped off of the face of google for all my keywords. I initially thought they dropped me from their index. Looking at google webmaster tools I get crawled almost every day, I have a PR of 5, over 800 backlinks pointing in, and google has over 47,000 pages of my site indexed. I have been given no notice of any penalty. There are a lot of sites reporting the same results in google’s webmaster forum. [more inside]
posted by quibx on Jan 24, 2007 - 16 answers

How can I overtake my rival on google, considering his site doesn't exist anymore?

How can I overtake my rival on google, considering his site doesn't exist anymore? [more inside]
posted by quibx on Nov 7, 2006 - 16 answers

Great Online Media Search Interfaces

What are some examples of newspaper, magazine, or content archive sites that you think have really good search interfaces? [more inside]
posted by pessoa on Aug 27, 2006 - 2 answers

Technorati alternatives

Technorati seems to be less and less accurate and comprehensive. Are there better alternatives for searching blog content?
posted by commander_cool on Aug 3, 2006 - 6 answers

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