New Power Saving Search Engine By Google

April 14, 2008 at 5:37 am (Gadgets, Google, New Technologies) (, , )

Google is the second Brain to many of us. We use it frequently. It uses
white screen which consumes higher power.

Read the following?

“If Google had a black screen, taking in account the huge number of page
views, according to calculations, 750 mega watts/hour per year would be
saved?!!!!!

In response Google created a black version of its search engine, called
Blackle, with the exact same functions as the white version, but obviously
with lower energy consumption:
Help spread the word.. Use ” www.blackle.com“…

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Google Search Shortcuts

December 8, 2007 at 12:51 am (Google, Tips n Tricks)

Navigate search results quickly and easily, minimizing use of your mouse. Current keyboard shortcuts include:

Key Action
J Selects the next result.
K Selects the previous result.
O Opens the selected result.
<Enter> Opens the selected result.
/ Puts the cursor in the search box.
<Esc> Removes the cursor from the search box.

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Exclude Term From Google Search

October 6, 2007 at 5:20 am (General, Google, Tips n Tricks)

If you want to exclude any term from google search just add “” sign in front of that. Eg. keyboard design -interfacing

Similarly, if there is a need to force any term use “+“. Terms like “the”, “is” etc. which are common are excluded from search query for getting optimum results. So, this thing does the job.

Note: There is no space between operator and term..

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Google Indic Transliteration

October 5, 2007 at 2:37 am (Google)

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Disgusted of remembering the keys for hindi typing ? Try out this exciting new feature of indic translation by google labs which allows you to get the hindi text for similar sounding text in english. Eg. ram will be translated as राम. There are advanced options in case you want something else to be typed. All is visual and easy to use.

Site: http://www.google.com/transliterate/indic/

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Google Advanced Operator Search

October 1, 2007 at 5:59 am (Google, Tips n Tricks)

Google allows the use of certain operators to help refine searches. The use of advanced operators is very simple as long as attention is given to the syntax. The basic format is:

operator:search_term

Notice that there is no space between the operator, the colon and the search term. If a space is used after a colon, Google will display an error message. If a space is used before the colon, Google will use your intended operator as a search term.

Operator

Description

Additional Argument Required ?

Site:

Find search term only on a site specified bu search_item

Yes

Filetype:

Search documents of type search_term

Yes

Link:

Find sites containing search_term as a link

No

Cache:

Display the cached version of page specified by search term

No

Intitle:

Find sites containing search_term in the title of a page

No

Inurl:

Find sites containing serach_term in the URL of the page

No

site: find web pages on a specific web site

This is discussed in one of the previous blogs. Anyways, this makes the search site specific.

Eg. site:wordpress.com harsh maheshwari

filetype: search only within files of a specific type

filetype:pdf Cache Memory

The current list of files that Google can search is listed in the filetype FAQ located at  http://www.google.com/help/faq_filetypes.htm. As of this writing, Google can search within the following file types:

• Adobe Portable Document Format (pdf)
• Adobe PostScript (ps)
• Lotus 1-2-3 (wk1, wk2, wk3, wk4, wk5, wki, wks, wku)
• Lotus WordPro (lwp)
• MacWrite (mw)
• Microsoft Excel (xls)
• Microsoft PowerPoint (ppt)
• Microsoft Word (doc)
• Microsoft Works (wks, wps, wdb)
• Microsoft Write (wri)
• Rich Text Format (rtf)
• Text (ans, txt)

 link: search within links

To track out the connections this kind of searches are really cool. The following query displays every web page having http://www.apple.com as a link in it.

link:www.apple.com

Cache: display Google’s cached version of a page

Following search gives the cached version of the site. “Cache page not found error” is thrown in case the pages are not available.

cache:www.mitmhostelers.com 

Intitle: search within the title of the document

Searches within the title of the page which is displayed at the top of the bar.

intitle:Tech Bytes

inurl: search within the URL of a page

This operator restricts the search only within a URL, or a web address of a document. This operator requires no other search arguments

inurl:computers2007

This query would display pages with the word ‘computers2007’ inside the web address. One returned result will be the title of this blog.

So friends, try the stuff and make efficient searches as per requirements 🙂


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Earning Money Through Online Ads

September 16, 2007 at 6:05 pm (Gadgets, Google)

What do a person do for making money other than income ?

option 1 – Investing In Stocks

option 2 – Side Job

option 3 – Investment In Property

Well first and last option needs capital and side job needs extra time. If I suggest you an idea that needs no time or investment.. Well this is it. The thing is to place ads on your website / page and get payed on the number of clicks you make on them.

Log on to www.google.com/adsense. After making an account, you can get the code with you corresponding ID at adsense setup. Get the code and paste with html code in your website. The code contains scripting which sends the data in the site to google engine and gets back the ads relevant to that.

Those ads get placed in the location & you start earning on each click on them. Once you make 100 $ or more, you can ask for payment and you will get the cheque at your doorstep.

Caution : Google has technology to track that the clicks on the site are through global visitors and not by a single person. So, if you will try to increase click count by yourself, the service me be discontinued. 🙂

Some free web hosting sites are –

http://www.freespaces.com, http://www.freewebs.com

So, get going…. 🙂

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Adding Gadgets To Your Web Page

September 14, 2007 at 9:13 am (Gadgets, Google, New Technologies)

If you want to have a calender, clock or calculator hanging around anywhere in your web page, you probably think of making gadgets. Google punches in many of the ready made gadgets for the same purpose. What you need to do is to select a gadget out of 17241 gadgets (still increasing) from http://www.google.com/ig/directory?synd=open

and get the code corresponding for it. All you need to do is to paste the code in your webpage.

Microsoft also took the step forward for the competition and introduced windows live gallery doing the same job. If you are more diverted on microsoft products, parse to http://gallery.live.com/

The gadget uses scripting language to download the code and state of gadget from google. So, this won’t work offline. But just give it a try and make your site attracting and productive.

Some of the gadgets are – live TV channel, weather forecasts, MP3 player, google talk, calender, search You tube, chatting gadget, sending video message, stock chart, world clocks, calculator, jukebox, hitcounter and a lot many of them. So, what are you waiting for. Get started with new rocking gadgets on your site. 🙂

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