Qwika is a new search engine that lets you search the Wikipedia. Pandia takes a closer look at the online encyclopedia.What’s a wiki?The wiki movement is growing, and the most well known wiki of them all, the Wikipedia, is getting glowing press world wide.Let’s
backtrack: A wiki is a website for online collaborate writing that
allows all users to add...
The Firefox browser is increasingly popular, and no wonder; It’s
secure, easy to use and easy to customize. There are thousands of
Firefox extensions out there. Pandia has selected the top 5 search
related extensions - add-ons that will change the way you search the
web.We know that a significant percentage of Pandia’s readers
use Firefox. However, if you are...
Like many news junkies I read a lot of blog posts every day. But I
only occasionally visit a blog’s web site. Most of the time I read the
most recent posts in their RSS stream. I catch up on news this way with
my laptop in my sofa in the evening, when I have a minute at work or...
Personalized start pages are online services that help you build a
home away from home online. Typically, you can add web feeds and
bookmarks, get notified of new email, see calendar entries, photos from
Flickr, news headlines or your favorite cartoon of the day.When I went looking for the best personalized start pages out there, what did I look for?Ease...
Dear Santa Brin,We have been a good boy and a good girl
this year. We have brushed our teeth three times daily, we have taken
our Omega 3 supplements, we have written loooong articles about Google,
linked repeatedly to the Google Search Blog and used your search engine
daily.So we sincerely hope you will bring us some great gifts this...
It is the ultimate search engine marketing nightmare: Your site has
been removed from any search engine’s index and your traffic is falling.By all means panic. Then draw your breath and read our Banned by search engine Survival Guide.When your pages disappearThere
are those that wake up one morning and find that all of their web pages
has disappeared from...
Google Alert is an underrated and often overlooked free keyword
tracking tool from the search giant Google. It was first released in
February of 2003 with the name 'News Alerts'. It can be found at
www.google.com/alerts;Once a 'Google Alert' is setup for a
particular query (keyword or phrase), Google will constantly email you
new search results for that keyword or...
If you are born in the internet age, which means the age where
internet is a common thing in your daily life, there is a little chance
that you know about Usenet. However, you might know about it from the
people around you, though you might not quite understand about it yet.
So, what is Usenet?It can be said that...
The Pandia Metasearch Engine: Searching several search engines and directories in one go.What
is the most effective way of searching the Internet? Not one search
engine covers more than 30% of the entire Web, so often you have to use
more that just one search engine to find what you are looking for. When
using the Pandia Metasearch Engine you...
Search: dominated by the USNot only is the search engine
industry dominated by Google - most searches done world wide today are
done by one of the three giants: Google, Yahoo! and MSN, all American
companies.It is not that the Europeans haven’t contributed to
search engine development. Yahoo’s search engine is for instance partly
based on the AlltheWeb search engine,...
The Norwegian company Stochasto is getting ready to launch their natural language search engine, Answer Search, in English.When you use a traditional search engine, the best you can hope for is normally an answer to the question "where can I find information about this or that?". You select the web search results that seems to be the most relevant and...
Part 1 - AnnouncementThe French news agency AFP recently published an article on the progress of the European search engine Quaero.The
Quaero project was announced last summer by the French president
Chirac. AFP has been talking to Jean-Luc Mollet at Thompson, a project
leader of the Quaero project. Obviously, he has not been sleeping on the
job. A presentation of...
Google decides to close down its engineering team in Trondheim,
Norway. Pandia takes a look at what this will mean for Google and
Norway.It is a bit strange, but tiny Norway does in fact
have one of the leading search engine technology clusters in the world,
focused on the university in Trondheim.This was the research
environment that gave birth to...
An EU Socrates project has mapped the search strategies of adult
learners. There is something in it for other searchers and search engine
marketers as well.When designing web sites and other types
of information architecture it is important to know how users behave.
Quite a few designers and search engines optimizers have found
themselves at loss when surfers refuse to...
2004 saw the birth of a large number of search tools designed to search your own computer.Given
that the search tools in Windows, Office and Outlook are suboptimal to
say the least, this new software makes it possible to find documents and
emails fast and effectively. Which one you should pick is a matter of
taste. We have grown fond...