Category Archives: Search skills

MillionShort – the search engine that ignores popular sites

This is maybe not everybody’s cup of tea, but when you do a lot of searching, and the same websites keep on appearing, this might be a welcome change. It is still in its experimental phase, but has received rave reviews from industry leaders.  What makes it unique, is the fact that it returns no […]
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Boolean logic

This short tutorial is intended to teach you about the Boolean Logic, a system for searching most databases.  Click here to watch the tutorial Beulah Muller‘s insight: The best way to eliminate unwanted results.  The famous three words, AND, OR, NOT will make search so much easier. Definitely well worth the watch

Top search tips

Karen Blakeman, RBA Information Services, has become synonomous with finding better ways to access and manage information.  She recently spoke at the South African Online User Group Conference and provided significant insights into how personalization can affect your search results. On of her passions is to compile a list of top search tips using the […]
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Do you want a PhD in Googling

A colleague stumbled upon this quick and easy online course in Googling.  Enroll, and get your PhD in Googling! Go to

Alternative search engines that respect your privacy

I don’t know if you are aware of how your activities on the web have a directly impact on your results when searching search engines such as Google. Search engines have changed their algorithms to track your every move.  Everytime you click like on FB, pin an image to Pinterest, tweet a tweet, add to Google+, check-in on FourSquare etc […]
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10 Amazing uses for Wolfram Alpha

Wolfram Alpha is one of those search engines (sorry, knowledge engines) out there, you’ve heard about, but could never really understand.   It is because, it introduces a new way to get knowledge and answers – not searching the web – but rather by doing dynamic computations based on vast collections of built-in data, algorithms and methods. Developing […]
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Let’s be Google-prepared!

Hello Google !  Again with the learning to lead option . . .  Google Crisis Response: a small team tackling big problems Posted: 04 Apr 2011 01:38 PM PDT  This is the latest post in our series profiling entrepreneurial Googlers working on products across the company and around the world. Speed in execution is important for […]
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