Gartner reckons that Google now make use of more than 1 million
servers, spitting out search results, images, videos, emails and ads.Google’s
sucess is the end result of a complex set of innovation processes.
There is the science driven pagerank algorithm, of course., which so far
has guaranteed pretty good search results — attracting an obscene
number of searchers.The Adsense...
Pandia is currently celebrating its 8 anniversary; our site is a very
old one in Internet terms. However, we are not going to mark this
occasion by writing long articles about what has happened since December
1998. Instead we are going to tell you what is going to happen during
the next eight years.Due to a freak accident, Pandia's
Having found Pandia's resource section for
news searching, you have already come a long way towards accessing high
quality news articles on the Web. However, if you cannot find what you
are looking for here, there are other options.Top News Sites There are several
decent news search engines on the Web, and some of them are listed
below. A news...
People Search gives you the best people finders on the Net, all on one page.You
may perfectly well use ordinary search engines to find people on the
Web. You will soon find, however, that using one of the Net's many
people search engines will be more effective.Furthermore,
online "white pages" will often give you data you will not find on...
The Internet can offer you a large number of online radio stations
and music streaming services. You can listen to radio or your favorite
music track on your computer, smart phone or tablet wherever you are.Pandia has gathered some of the best radio, podcast and music directories and search engines available.Most
of these services are available as regular web sites,...
Advanced search query syntax and rulesIf you know a bit
about advanced searching, you will benefit greatly from using the Pandia
Q-cards. We have made special pages for some of the major search
engines and directories that sum up their features and search syntax.
Examples show you how to formulate queries.If you are a newcomer
to advanced searching, take a...
Fast Search & Transfer has announced the launch of what it calls
the worlds largest multimedia search engine, an index of over 66 million
multimedia files fetched from Fast's 575 million URL Web search
catalog."With this new release, we have pushed beyond simply
growing the catalog," says Stephen Baker, FAST product manager for
Multimedia. "This catalog includes advanced features such...
Books on web searching and search enginesYes, you may
perfectly well enter a few words in a search engine query form, click on
"Search!" and hope for the best. If you really want to find the best
resources on the net, however, you should learn the web searching
basics, i.e. how to formulate advanced queries and how to select the...
Pandia Kids and Teens is our all-in-one list of search engines and
directories for children and teenagers. You can search the Web using our
search form. Be sure to check out the categories below too!Search EnginesSearch
engine spiders are automatic programs that jump from one link to the
other gathering all the content on the Web pages they find. So...
Note: This is archived version of original post. Please read more about it at bottom of article.(February
21 2005) Welcome to the 2004 Pandia Awards for the best search tools,
search oriented sites and search engine documentation!The guests
have arrived, the orchestra have tuned their instruments, the audience
is seated and the jury has delivered its verdict.The best all round...
This week Google (GOOG) announced the Chrome OS for PC’s, and people
are as confused as ever regarding what the search giant is up to. Pandia
argues that this is not another random innovation from their side, but
part of a long term strategy for the company to continuous domination of
the web.Long term strategy or random innovation?Google
“Semantic” is a word with a magic ring to it in search engine
circles. The way it’s hyped makes you suspect it is the second coming of
search. Hypes make me skeptical and I have been biding my time, waiting
for the technology to mature. Now the time has come and I’m glad to
present the top 5 semantic search...
Note: This is an archived version of Pandia Award 2002 published in January 2003. See bottom of the article for more information.Welcome to the 2002 Pandia Awards for best search tools, search oriented sites and search engine documentation!The
guests have arrived, the orchestra have tuned their instruments, the
audience is seated and the jury has delivered its verdict.Lights! Drum roll!...
The world of search engines and directories is changing at a rapid
pace, one major reason being the fall of the online advertising market.
Yahoo!'s stock is in free fall and its CEO has resigned. Although the
site is dominating the portal and search site market, it finds it hard
to make money from all these visitors. Some observers say...