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Tag Archives: Search

Google Demotes Itself (Chrome) in Search Rankings

Do a Google search for “browser,” and Google Chrome no longer appears on the first page of results. In fact, as of the time of this writing, I’m seeing a hit for Chrome appear on the seventh page of results. Has Chrome suddenly become less relevant? Nope. Instead, Google has penalized Google Chrome for a violation of Google’s webmaster guidelines involving paid links. Google requires all paid links to use the nofollow attribute, so that the link doesn’t pass “Google juice” via Google’s search ranking algorithm. A sponsored post for Chrome appeared on a blog, and did not use the nofollow attribute. The demotion followed.

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Find Out What Flights Are Overhead With Wolfram Alpha

Mark this one down as not very useful, but pretty cool nonetheless. Wolfram Alpha, an online service that answers queries, now will tell you what planes are flying above you. Simply type “flights overhead” into the search box, and Wolfram Alpha will return a list of flights overhead, including the altitude, the angle from the horizon, the type of plane, and the distance away.

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Worried That Google Is Spying on Your Searches? Then Screw Google With Scroogle

We once pondered whether Google was the devil. One of the issues that we raised was one of privacy. If you’re worried that Google is tracking your searches by cookie ID or by IP address, you have some options to thwart Google. One of those options is Scroogle.

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Another (Better?) Google+ Search Tool

No sooner did I write about a service yesterday to find people on Google+, than mentions of another service started popping up in my Google+ stream. This one might be even better, especially if you want to search by city or topic.

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Find Updates, Files, Connections Quickly: Search Your Personal Cloud with Greplin

With all of the information, files and, well… stuff we have stored online, it can be a bit complicated to sift through it all when you need to go back and find something. Greplin makes that sort of search a whole lot easier. It indexes several of your online accounts, not the least of which are Facebook, Dropbox, and Gmail, and works like your own personal Google.

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A Search Engine For Finding Similar Sites

If you wish there were an easy way to find sites that you like, then SimilarSiteSearch might just be what you’re looking for.  SimilarSiteSearch allows you to input the URL of a site, and then view a list of sites similar to that site.  Think of it as AlternativeTo, but for web sites.

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