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Canig - Tool which attempts
to output whether a URL meets Google's criteria to be able to
use their URL removal tool to remove content from the search
Chrome Web Store: Personal Blocklist - Browser extension
to remove domains or URLs from search results.
- Portal for sharing Google Analytics dashboards and guides
on how to translate data into action.
XooMLe - Allows access to the API via a REST-like interface,
with results returned in XML.
DevilFinder - Search
tool which shows Google results arranged 100 per page. Also
has an image search which displays images full size, and a choice
of news headlines from a variety of sources.
Floogle - Uses the
Web API to allow users to search through Google's entire database
with results displayed in a Flash interface.
- Allows Google users to find web pages that are located within
a specific geographic locale. Source code is distributed under
the GNU GPL.
Google - Yahoo
Comparison - Tool for comparing the search results of Google
and Yahoo in the same page.
Google Alert - Monitors
professional interests online. Tracks the web for topics and
sends new Google results by daily email. Not affiliated with
Machine - Facilitates searching of all Google servers simultaneously.
Includes additional options for German speakers. Requires frames.
Google Dance Tool
- Checks Google servers to determine if there is an update in
Query - Web based tool for checking the search position
in Google.com and five other Google domains for URLs and keywords.
Google Ping - Free Google
Google position -
Checks the Google position of a website for related keywords.
- A Firefox browser extension that inserts preview images (thumbnails)
of web sites, Amazon products and stock charts into the Google
search results page.
Google Rankings -
Online tool for checking any domain position for a given keywords
in the Google's search results for free.
Relatedness - Calculates how related two given words are
by using the API. Requires the Mozilla browser.
- Floating toolbar for Windows allowing you to conduct searches
with Google. Includes FAQs, screen shots and system requirements.
Google Tool -
Search www/www2/www3 or the five Google data centers simultaneously.
Can be used to check if the dance has begun.
Googlebar - Created
to be used with Netscape 6/Mozilla, this unofficial software
emulates many features of the Google Toolbar. Screenshots, downloads,
A Python library to retrieve Google results without Google API.
Intecca - A service which
gathers product data from Yahoo Store and sends the feed to
Google Product Search.
Mangle Random Link Generator
- Displays a random web site from Google's archive. Powered
by the Web API.
My Google Search Tools
- Compilation of Google search tools to improve queries by allowing
to mix operators in a simple way. Also provides access to other
PageRank Calculator - Online graphic PR calculator.
PageRank Monitor - A free
tool to check Google PageRank of any website and to display
its value on a web page.
Random Google Page - Uses
a given amount of terms to select a 'random' page from the index.
Random Google Search Thing
- Generates random search queries for a user-defined number
of search terms. The PHP source code is available.
RankOG - Finds out the rank
of a site for a keyword in Google's results in various countries.
Tools: PageRank Search - Shows the Google results with their
Stadtaus: Google Dance Tool PHP Script - A PHP script to
compare the results of the three Google servers www, www2 and
www3 at a glance. The tool can be downloaded and used without
charge or registration.
Stagger Nation - Offering
various tools based on the Google API. Includes source code.
GoogleBrowser - Java application that uses the Web API to
produce graphs of related pages by running "similar-to" queries
Yahoo Store Feed
to Google Product Search - Offers a web-based datafeed submission
to Google Product Search for a Yahoo store.
Zurdler - Compares the number
of hits from two or more Google searches.
Optimization For Google Search
Fireball: Writing for Google - Weblog entry. If you wish
for something you write for web consumption to turn up in a
Google search, here are some suggestions.
History of Google | About
Google - A blog dedicated to Google history.
MediaGuardian.co.uk: How Google Got It So Right - David
Teather's article: "The success of Google, the internet search
engine, has come about through the old fashioned form of viral
marketing: word of mouth."
The Search Engine Report: Google Goes Forward - "While I've
considered Google a "major player" in the search space for some
time, the deal with Netscape gives it a mass audience for the
first time, along with its first business deal."
SearchEngineWatch: Happy Birthday, Google! - Five years
ago, Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin incorporated
their fledgling startup, notes Chris Sherman.
Is it possible to quit Google? - Google's reach spreads
far across the web. But is it possible to go online without
being noticed by the search giant? Three computer professionals
try to part ways with Google. (July 10, 2012)
Google Data Request Fuels Fears - Net experts and civil
libertarians fear US official requests for data could set a
dangerous precedent. (January 20, 2006)
Google: Time Warner's AOL and Google to Expand Strategic Alliance
- Press release announcing that Google is to invest $1 billion
for a 5% stake in AOL. (December 20, 2005)
NPR : Escaping the Google Spotlight - Some people go to
great lengths to keep their names off the search engine Google.com.
Ann Harrison of Wired News tells Scott Simon how to pursue the
goal of becoming un-Googleable. [2:56 streaming audio broadcast]
(October 08, 2005)
WorldNetDaily: Google bans Christian ad - Anti-homosexual
remarks considered to be 'hate' content. (August 17, 2004)
San Francisco Chronicle - Google's ad rules - Details of
Google's ad policy disclosed in internal documents obtained
by The Chronicle. (August 09, 2004)
Wired News: Searching for The New York Times - One of America's
newspapers barely gets a mention in Google. Here's an explanation
and a suggested remedy. (July 14, 2004)
Google Introduces New Features - Press release about new
services personalized Web search and Web alerts. Also explains
the changes to the Google design and new search features. (March
BusinessWeek Online : Google's Ads - and Minuses - Argues
that restrictive and opaque policies regarding Google's Adwords
program hurts Google's reputation. (March 01, 2004)
Is Google Good for You? - The Google search engine has become
the Coke of the web, argues technology analyst Bill Thompson.
(December 19, 2003)
Shake Up: A View from the Beginning - Jim Hedger of the
Internet Search Engines Database presents a compilation of his
reactions and conclusions over weeks following Google change
of 16 November. (December 16, 2003)
BBC: Google Changes Anger Web Businesses - Tweaks to the
way the world's biggest search engine works mean many companies
no longer show up on rankings. (December 04, 2003)
Google Celebrates Fifth Birthday - The hugely popular search
engine, Google, is turning five years old this weekend. (September
Slashdot: Craig Silverstein Answers Your Google Questions
- 11 questions answered covering technical, business model,
and site ranking issues. (July 03, 2003)
Information Today: Google Buys Applied Semantics - Google
announced that it has acquired Applied Semantics, a Santa Monica,
California-based company known for its semantic text processing
technology. (April 28, 2003)
NYTimes.com: Sites Become Dependent on Google - Many smaller
merchants in specialized niches rely on their sites turning
up in Google's free search results. [Requires free nytimes.com
registration to view.] (December 09, 2002)
NYTimes.com: Postcards From Planet Google - Discusses how
Google organizes and analyses the collective searches of people
worldwide. [Requires free NYTimes.com registration to view.]
(November 28, 2002)
Google Search Result Exclusions - Harvard Law School researchers
document sites filtered by international versions of Google.
(October 26, 2002)
Sites Blocked by China - Research article documenting specific
web pages blocked in China. (September 24, 2002)
Approved Sites may Profit from Blockage : Google's Loss Spells
Gain for Web Firms in China - The blocking of Google means
increased traffic for Chinese based sites. (September 11, 2002)
Can the Marcia
Brady of Search Stay Sweet? - Article by Danny Sullivan
on the growing dominance of Google and their ability to draw
attention to themselves. (September 03, 2002)
News: China Blocking Google - Beijing bears down on Google,
blocking access to the search engine. (September 02, 2002)
The Register: Google Labs Passes Borges Test - Andrew Orlowski's
article: "Google has opened its kimono on some new labs work,
soliciting feedback for four experimental features." (May 23,
Ushers Web Surfers Into Its Labs - Paul Festa's article:
"Popular search engine Google on Tuesday launched two sites
for developing experimental search and browsing technologies."
(May 21, 2002)
Today: Thrill of Hunt Lures Google Competitors - Jefferson
Graham's article: "Even as Google keeps growing, competitors
are taking aim at the Internet's top search service." (May 12,
News: Google Is 'Feeling Lucky' - "Seek and ye will find
... two entrepreneurial students with a $100k cheque in their
pockets did just that, and founded the internet search engine
Google. Peter Day, of BBC Radio 4's In Business programme, checks
out a dot.com business that's far from failing". (May 10, 2002)
USA Today: Google Hit With Patent Suit Over 'Paid Listings'
- "Internet advertising company Overture Services said Friday
it sued search-engine company Google, alleging that Google's
system for featuring paid advertisements infringes an Overture
patent". (May 04, 2002)
Protects Its Search Results - Gwendolyn Mariano's article:
"Dimandja Emoungu got a surprise when he tried to search Google
this month: Instead of a results list, he says, the company
handed him a 'rude' note denying service." (April 16, 2002)
News: Google Hit By Link Bombers - "Popular search site
Google is being exploited by some net users to mount protests
and play jokes on their friends." (March 13, 2002)
PCWorld.com: War, Music, Magic Sought in 2001 - "Inquiring
minds searched the Internet on a virtual cornucopia of topics
during 2001, stretching from war and terrorism to music, magic,
and prophecy, according to a listing of top queries released
by Google." (December 21, 2001)
News: A Catalog to Catalog All Catalogs - "Google's catalog
search combs the pages of more than 600 current catalogs --
1,500 including back issues -- to help both consumers and corporations
find everything from apple butter to zipper doodles." (December
Wired 9.10: I'm Feeling Lucky - Chip Bayers' article: "Google's
built a no-nonsense path to profitability by treating advertising
just like search. The secret? Three words, ranked by relevance:
Results. Results. Results." (October 01, 2001)
A Search for Google’s Success Turns Up Two Words: Trust and
Technology - Article that looks on the reasons behind Google
success. [Free registration required.] (September 26, 2001)
Sergey Brin - Transcript of an interview with Google's co-founder.
(November 01, 2000)
Times: UK Shopping Guide Turns to Google - Andy Wang's article:
"UK-based entertainment and shopping guide Virgin Net announced
today that it has selected upstart search engine Google to provide
search services for its Web site." (November 29, 1999)
How Google Is That? - Om Malik's article: "The reason why
all these Valley hotshots are going gaga over Google is because
the company has a search technology that is far better than
anything else out there." (October 04, 1999)
PCWorld.com: A Search Engine Worth Gambling On - "Developed
by two Stanford Ph.D. candidates, Sergey Brin and Larry Page,
Google is lightning-quick. And, while it's not completely on
target, it's close." (September 24, 1999)
AmSeek - Meta-search engine
combining results from a number of search engines.
ApocalX - Combined results
from Google, Bing and Yahoo! Special search for recipes and
Carrot2 - Search results
clustering engine pulling data from a meta-search engine, Bing,
Wikipedia and other sources. Also provides visual representations
of the clusters.
Dogpile - InfoSpace metasearch
engine offering search of the general web, or images, audio,
video and news. Also offers search of Yellow Pages and White
- Combined results from Google, Yahoo, Live and Altavista. The
results of the different search engines are also listed for
comparison. Offers local search for business.
Findelio - Metasearch engine
and a directory with regional sections.
FuzzFind - A web search
mashup that combines user personalized search results from the
leading search engines (Google, Yahoo! Search and Bing) and
social bookmarking sites (del.icio.us).
Geegain - Provides web,
images and video results from various services.
- Combined results from Google, DuckDuckGo, Bing, and Blekko.
Allows to block domains and change language, for current and
GoKookyGo - Metasearch
service with optional thumbshots and quick look function in
Gopher - Results - including
sponsored ones - from the major search engines are combined.
An Infospace product.
Inetmonster - Metasearch
Info.com - Results from the major
search engines and pay-per-click directories. The research tab
provides results from online encyclopedias.
iSEEK - Results are from a
compilation of authoritative resources from university, government,
and established non-commercial providers.
Ixquick - Combines the
top ten results from multiple search engines. It does not store
users' personal details or IP addresses and it uses SSL. Also
provides an international phone directory.
Mamma - Metasearch tool for
web, news, image, video and Twitter search. The results of each
search are displayed in separate tabs.
Metabear - Offers Russian,
world, FTP, and MP3/video search.
Monster Crawler -
Offers search results combined from Google, Yahoo!, Bing and
OpenText Federated Query
Server - Web search to demonstrate how this search solution
can unify access to several information sources, clustering
by site, by content, or both.
PolyMeta - Intelligent
general meta search and clustering engine. Custom engines can
be built on, even through using its search and clustering API.
Qksearch - Provides web,
images, mp3, jobs, and news search in 6 different languages.
Qrobe.it - Results from the major
search engines in an infinitely scrolling list with preview
Scour - Combined results from
Google, Yahoo, Bing, and OneRiot, enhanced with user feedback.
Search66 - Metasearches the
whole Web or restricts search between some countries. Duplicate
results are eliminated and these from the same domain clustered.
Searches - Options include
choice between top and all engines, sorting by relevance, source,
SurfWax - Meta-search engine
that provides real-time page summaries - 'site snaps'. Those
who open free accounts can select from a list of hundreds of
search sources, and save and share what they find.
WebCrawler - InfoSpace
product offering combined results from Google, Yahoo!, Bing,
and Ask. Searches the Web or only images, video, and news. Also
offers white pages, and yellow pages.
Yippy - Combined results from
a number of sources organized into clusters. Option to separate
the results according to sources. Formerly known as Clusty.
Yometa - Results from the
three major search engines in a graphic format showing their
relevance according to the different search engines.
iTools - Provides search,
language and research tools on one page. Includes web, discussion
groups, and people search, language identifier, translator,
dictionaries, encyclopedia, biography, quotations, and telephone
Zuula - Customizable tabbed
interface for the major search engines. Offers web, image, video,
news, blog, and job search.
Acme Search Forms
- Offers access to the major search engines and directories,
news, the Internet Movie Database, dictionaries, biography,
the Bible, Shakespeare, United States government sites, United
States addresses and patents.
Agent 55 - Offers access to
hundreds of search engines organized into categories.
All Searches - Possibility
to choose between over 100 different search sources arranged
in categories. Easy switch from general to regional, reference,
or files (images, audio, movies, software, ftp, and pdf).
Askboth - Allows the users
to search at Google, Bing at Twitter at the same time. Results
are displayed in three columns.
Azokan - One form to search
boom let's go - Allows
users to search the most popular websites instantly and simultaneously.
BuuZo - Offers access to the most
important search engines for a subject: Web search, videos,
social bookmark, research papers, news, music, lyrics, jobs,
images, downloads, books, blogs, B2B marketplace.
Cosmoage - Search results
from Google, Yahoo and Bing.
Drop Zone - A series of drop-down menus permit a range of
Web and people searches, or link to reference sites, radio,
email, software, webcams and online games.
Fefoo - Offers more refined ways
to use the major search engines.
Fleiner - Send
the same query string to many different Web, images, news, and
email search engines with one click.
Go Search - Access to
the major search engines.
- Type a query and choose one of 30 search engines.
LiteType - Search in different
languages with the major search engines.
- Provides search boxes to around 80 web sources, also includes
over 500 related links.
Megosearch - Offering
a single starting point to search many search engines. Results
display in a new window.
Meta Web Search -
Providing search results from multiple sources and site submission.
Miss Local - Offers a
web search from a wide range of sources.
MultiSearcher Tool - Access
to a large number of search engines. A customizable search box
can be added to sites or blogs.
MySearchIt - Searches many
search engines with one request. The results are presented in
a tabbed interface.
nowGoogle - Results from
a number of search engines, presented in tabs.
OneGate - Collection of
the best search engines and other resources on various themes,
from shopping to entertainment.
PolyCola - Shows results
from two search engines in two columns. Options include enlarging
either column and displaying new pages of results simultaneously
in both columns.
Schmeep - Offers access to the
major search engines.
Search GBY - Results from
Google or Bing with preview function.
Search-22 - Directory
of Internet sources that provides categorized all-in-one search
forms in sets of 22.
SearchEzee - Queries
over 200 of the Web search resources, in an easy-to-use interface.
Seeaarch - Displays the
major search engines' result side by side.
Soople - The advanced functions
of Google via a simpler interface.
Soovle - Allows easy, keyboard
access to major search engines and their search suggestions.
Squid Search - Offers
access to popular search engines including news, videos, radio
stations, images, recipes, dictionaries, kids websites and so
Surf Canyon - Real-time
search personalization. Disambiguates the user's intent after
the first query and brings forward the relevant results.
Targ8 - Provides web, image, music,
video and news search from a customizable list of search engines.
Thumbshots Ranking - Compares site rankings by various search
engines, with thumbshots appearing when hovering over a site.
Triplify - Displays the
top summarized results from Google, Yahoo and BIng. The results
can be sorted in various ways.
TurboScout - Access and
compare original results from over 90 search engines across
7 categories on a single web page. The same search can be made
on different search engines without retyping keywords.
Twingine - In two separate
frames compares results of searching in Google and Yahoo.
Usearchme - Results from
Google, Yahoo, Bing or their combination in five categories:
news, images, web, local and audio. Thumbnails with quick view
Wankel - A search aggregator
that allows users to refine their search using three different
search engines for better results.
Webfetch - Infospace site
offering a choice between Google, Yahoo! Search and Bing, as
well as a selection of different types of content, such as web
pages, images, video or news.
- Offers access to search engines news, shopping, developer
information sites and Hebrew web sites. No images for speed.
YouBoing - Customizable
start page with the major search engines and one's favourite
YouDoogle - Results from Wikipedia,
YouTube and Flickr.
Zakta - Results from the
major search engines. Offers collaboration for searchers and
guides created by users.
Specialty Search Engines
Alternative.to - A search
engine for alternatives, meaning it can search for existing
opposites on any given subject.
AlternativeTo - Alternatives
to software applications are organized into categories and can
also be searched according to platforms and tags.
Clusterpat.com - Search
engine for US and European patents. Results from several sources
are merged in a single list or in clusters. Order by relevance
ColorOf - A color search
engine meant to find items in defined colors.
Search - Powered by Nutch, it searches for content which
can be re-used (for some uses) without having to pay or ask
Crwlr.net - Finds active web servers
and receives whatever information those servers disclose. Some
of the features require free registration.
Dooblet - Find the alternatives
to a broad range of subjects.
Dukten - A product information
database searchable by the UPC or EAN that appears in the barcode
of a product. Pictures, details, specifications.
Ecofreek - Searches the
web for free and 'for swap/trade' items people no longer need.
FindHow - A "how-to" search
engine for finding answers to common questions.
GetMeSubs - Search for
subtitles based on the file name or the release name.
HTML Code Search Engine - Searches within HTML source code
and http headers. Free demo requires registration.
Google - Search with Google without getting results from
Google sites such as Knol, Blogger and YouTube.
GrantVine - Searchable
grants database and assistance programs for individuals.
Green Maven - Green Search
Engine which provides environmentally aware results, includes
news and products.
Harpish - Designed to find
files of a wide range of formats.
IFAC net - Global accountancy
search engine, provides industry articles, guidelines and management
The Internet Spec List
- Search engine for Request For Comments (RFC). Also organized
according to topic.
Jamespot - RSS feeds search
engine indexing blogs posts, news sites stories, audio and video
podcast in 33 languages.
Jumobi - Searches for mobile-friendly
websites by keyword or category.
Lionseek - A search engine
that scans the 'for sale' sections of online forums and organizes
the data to make the search experience more efficient.
Lullar - Searches for profiles
on social networking sites by e-mail, first, last name and username.
NiSearch - Finds documents
in .pdf, .doc, .ppt, .xls, .rtf and html format. Requires registration.
Online Webpage Image Downloader
and ImageInfo Grabber - Grabs and lists image content and
information from websites with filtering options. It also offers
downloading of grabbed images and social network sharing of
Oolone - Provides images
of result sites instead of text snippets.
Panjoy - Searches for recipes
by ingredients, title, celebrity chefs.
PeekYou - Searches for names
and usernames across a variety of social networking sites and
even among Wikipedia editors, registers users of SourceForge,
Launchpad and My Opera. Searching can be refined by location
Peoplefinder.com - Allows
users to perform free white page type searches as well as reverse
address, phone and area code lookups.
QueryCAT - Searches the
web for FAQs, automatically extracting questions and ranking
the answers to facilitate finding the relevant piece of information.
Quicko - Presents a search results
page from which relevant results can easily be selected then
browsed sequentially without opening new tabs or windows.
Roozzy - A search engine to find
mobile friendly websites.
Roysearch - Provides access
to the Roysearch Knowledge Base of over 10 million concepts
and 25 million semantic relations. Demonstrates how the knowledge
base can be used for search refinement.
RSSsearchhub - Search
for RSS, Rdf and Atom feeds or search the feeds.
Search IM - Offers search
for users of Skype, Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, Google Talk and MSN messenger
by their hobbies, work/profession, interests and anything else
they include in their 'about me' pages.
Search[code] - A code specific
search engine. API documentation, code snippets and open-source
repositories are indexed and searchable.
SearchIRC - Search Internet
Relay Chat rooms and networks.
SeeSources.com - A service
to check papers for passages plagiarized from the web.
sengine.info - Searches
sites by domain name, title, keywords and IP address.
SHODAN - Search for computers
based on software, geography, operating system, IP address and
more. For example, it can find servers running Apache 2.2.3
on Windows 2000 in Switzerland.
Similar Pages - A search
engine for finding similar and alternatives websites. Works
on a dataset of about 200 million sites.
Similar Site Search
- Helps to find similar, related, or alternative websites. Based
on user generated tags.
Similar Site Search - Helps
to find similar, related, or alternative websites. Based on
user generated tags.
Similarkind - Helps
users find new alternatives or similar content.
SimilarSites - Finds
alternatives to popular websites.
Simply Hired - Provides
a sizeable database of jobs, collates material from several
Sites Like Search
- Helps to find similar or alternative websites.
SkillPages - SkillPages
is creating new opportunities for everyone everywhere.
SlideFinder - Search
engine for finding PowerPoint presentations and slides. The
results include previews. The interface is available in several
Social Search - Search
for someone's status and shares on Facebook, Twitter & Google
- Facebook search without logging in. Finds images, pages, posts
Spokeo People Search - Finds
personal photos, videos, and other information across social
Stinky Teddy - Combines
results from several sources to present the latest user-generated
content. Its "buzz-o-meter" measures the current level of activity
concerning the topic on Twitter.
Stylig - Collaborative fashion
content search engine, indexes selected fashion blogs and online
Sysoon - Dead people search
engine. Search by name, year or social security number (reverse
Taggl - Searches various applications,
including del.icio.us, flickr, Scribd, YouTube, for tags.
TopicDash - Tracks the
latest popular content on the web: Facebook, Twitter etc.
Topsy - Searches content published
on Twitter and the web, sorted by relevance or date.
Twitority - Authority based
Twitter search, find Twitter postings by number of followers.
Veromi - Offers services
that include general people searches, criminal background checks,
real property, death and marriage.
VideoStep - Indexes video
files that can be embedded and makes them available to publishers
and website owners.
Wolfram|Alpha - Computational
knowledge engine that draws on multiple sources to answer user
Yummly - Search for recipes
by ingredient, diet, allergy, nutrition, taste, calories, fat,
price, cuisine, time, course and source.
ZabaSearch - Free people
search, for U.S. postal addresses and telephone numbers.
Zanran - A search engine
for finding data and statistics. The search results will be
graphs, charts and tables.
ZoomInfo - A business information
search engine, providing company search, people search and job
search. It constructs profiles on people and companies, drawn
from the Web, or created by individuals and companies for themselves.