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 -
how to stop search engines from returning images from deleted pages on my website? [more inside]
posted by slowtree
on Oct 26, 2012 -
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 -
Question about nearly-identical Wordpress sites hosted at different URLS and Google indexing/rankings. [more inside]
posted by cilantro
on Jul 10, 2012 -
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 -
Seeking activities, tutorials or resources designed to impart academically-oriented Google skills. Bonus points: fun? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Mar 20, 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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
I need real-time data of the number of people searching different sets of keywords on the internet in a particular location.
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 -
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 -
Is there an automated way to generate potential search terms for a given expression? [more inside]
posted by jmevius
on Feb 6, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
How can I overtake my rival on google, considering his site doesn't exist anymore? [more inside]
posted by quibx
on Nov 7, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
I can't find a cool, graphical web engine for identifying similar bands that I once used -- input a band, and it would generate a neat display of others, with your pick at the center and the others radiating out with the closest being the most similar. [more inside]
posted by Clyde Mnestra
on Jun 4, 2006 -
Home Theater Component search - I'm trying to find components with features that I want, which apparently bear little or no relation to what the major resellers and search engines provide. [more inside]
posted by plinth
on Sep 4, 2005 -
What's a good IRC XDCC or Fserve search engine?
posted by signal
on Sep 24, 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 -