Searching the Wikipedia

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...
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6 Firefox Extensions That Will Change The Way You Search

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...
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Top 5 Online Rss Readers

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...
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Top 5 Personalized Start Pages

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...
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What We Want From Google This Christmas

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...
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Help, My Site Has Been Banned By Search Engines!

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...
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Using Google Alerts for Intelligence Gathering

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...
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Everything You Need To Know About Usenet Archives

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...
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MetaSearch - Searching Several Search Engines In One Go.

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...
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European Search Engine Alliance To Challenge Google

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,...
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The Answer Search Natural Language 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...
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Eur 400 Million To The European Search Engine Quaero

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...
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Google Leaves Norway

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...
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The Web Search Behavior Of Adult Learners

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...
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Desktop Search Tools

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...
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