Category Archives: Search engines

  1. Search cheatsheets and guides – the 2012 list (so far)

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    June 27, 2012 by MMIT

    Search tools are constantly changing and there are, let’s face it, a million ways to search for information online. There’s also …
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  2. SEO, Google and search algorithms : a quick look under the hood

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    March 20, 2012 by MMIT

    There are reams (or the digital equivalent) of advice about Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) available online, but a lot of …
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  3. Duck Duck Go teams up with WolframAlpha

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    April 19, 2011 by MMIT

    Everyone’s favourite underdog search engine DuckDuckGo has officially teamed up with Wolfram|Alpha , they just announced. DuckDuckGo already utilises the Wolfram|Alpha …
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  4. Checking your social media ranking


    January 17, 2011 by MMIT

    There are plenty of reasons to keep an eye on social media rankings,  from finding out what’s being said about …
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  5. Social search with Aardvark (Q&A series)

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    January 13, 2011 by MMIT

    Aardvark describes itself as ‘social search’; whereby questions are answered by a person (or people) rather than a webpage. More …
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  6. RSS technologies: around the web

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    December 9, 2010 by MMIT

    ReadWriteWeb has printed a top ten guide to RSS and Syndication Technologies for the year, including mobile and web-based RSS …
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  7. Crowdsourcing answers with Quora (q&a series)


    November 24, 2010 by MMIT

    There are quite a few Question and Answer websites aiming to fill a gap left by search engine algorithms by taking a crowd sourcing approach to references services and over the coming weeks we will be reviewing a few of them.

    Q&A sites are based on the premise that people answer questions better than search engines do and, I’m sure this is often true. But, as Yahoo! Answers regularly demonstrates, the wisdom of crowds is no sure thing. How do you ensure the quality of answers, or even the questions themselves?

    We will be looking at how these services approach issues such as these, starting with Quora.

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