Search Engines

Website search engines allow us to find the content we're looking for on websites around the world. Questions about search engines and web search techniques belong here.

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Search Engine Optimization
Search Engines
Google

What is a local search engine?

Local Search Engine means a location-based search engine, mainly country-based domains. Such as google.co.in, Google.ae, google.qa etc.

Local search engines help to promote local business. It measures the GPS distance with the user and providing more finest search engine results. It works basically using Google My Business and customer GPS locations

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History of the Web
Search Engines
Google

How did Google get started?

Larry and Sergey decide that the BackRub search engine needs a new name. After some brainstorming, they go with Google a play on the word "googol," a mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros. The use of the term reflects their mission to organize a seemingly infinite amount of information on the web.

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How did Google get its start? It started with a couple of college students who didn't get along. Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford University, Sergey was in with a group of students who were assigned to show Larry around. The two graduate students in computer science argued about everything and anything. The two never agreed on anything, no matter what the topic was. The pair had strong opinions and divergent viewpoints, which would later lead them to solving one of computing's biggest challenges. Larry and Sergey retrieved information from a massive set of data.

Larry and Sergey begun collaboration on a search engine in January 1996 called BackRub. The name came from its unique ability to analyze black links, pointing to a given website. Larry who loved machinery gained notoriety for building a working printer out of Lego's. Larry also took on the challenge of creating a new server environment that used inexpensive computers. The pair was low on cash so they started tracking down loading docks to see if they could borrow these newly arrived computers. They needed these computers so they could start working on their new network. A year later news started spreading around campus about Larry and Sergey. Their approach to link analysis with BackRub was earning them publicity among those who have seen it.

The pair continued working to improve their technology throughout the first half of 1998. Following a path that would soon lead then to Google, they bought some disks at bargain prices. Larry and Sergey then went on to build their own computer housing in Larry's dorm room. They had no interest in building a company bases on their own technology they had developed. They called a friend, Yahoo founder David Filo and he liked their technology and was impressed. Filo advised Larry and Sergey to grow the service by themselves and start a search engine company. Filo also advised them that when they had fully developed the search engine, they would talk again. Unable to get the attention of other portal players, the pair decided to make a go at it own their own. All they needed now was some money so they could move out of the door and pay off credit cards they had maxed out due to investing in their technology.

The pair designed their business plans and headed out to find an investor. They found Andy Bechtolsheim of Sun Microsystems. After going over Larry and Sergey's business plan Andy knew Google had a lot of potential. Andy was very busy that day and had to rush off during his meeting with Larry and Sergey. Before they had even discussed all the details Andy wrote out a check for $100,000. The check was made out to Google Inc, and was handed over to Larry and Sergey. Although the pair was excited, there was only one problem; Google Inc. had no legal entity, making it impossible to deposit the check. They put the check in a drawer and headed out to find other funders and set up a corporation. After finding funders within family and friends, their initial investment rose to almost $1 million dollars.

In September of 1998, Google Inc. opened its door in California. Their new office was a garage equipped with a washer and dryer, a hot tub, and parking for Googles new corporation's staff, which had three employees. One of Google Inc. first employees was Craig Silverstein, who is now the director of technology for Google Inc. Now Google.com, still in beta they were receiving publicity for their search results. Google Inc. was answering 10,000 search queries daily. Articles started appearing in USA TODAY. That December, Larry and Sergey's new Google Inc. was named one of the top 100 web sites and search engines. In 1998 Google Inc. was moving up in the world.

In 1999 Googles employees had tripled and the crew moved into an office with eight employees. Now they were answering 500,000 queries daily. Google received its first sign on commercial search customer with Red Hat. June 7th the company had secured funding of $25 million. Google Inc. was now answering 3 million searches daily and on September 21, 1999, they removed the beta label from their website. Google Inc. continues to expand; today Google has the largest search engine.

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Math and Arithmetic
Search Engines

Is there a pi search engine?

What do you mean a "pi search engine"?
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Search Engine Optimization
Search Engines
Google

What are 2 disadvantages to using a search engine?

some are many disadvantages, hard to test, slow search, slow seo, hard to target.
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Search Engines
Yahoo
Yahoo Mail and Messenger

Can you check your yahoo mail on a different site other than yahoo?

No you can't. You can Authors purpose is the different reasons why authors write something. For example, they write to: inform, persuade, entertain, or explain something. thank you knowles.

There is no such widget or module, I believe that this would infringe on some sort of copyright issue.yes you can if you have them all sent to one mail box

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Search Engine Optimization
Search Engines
Home-Based Businesses

What is a good free people search?

Here are some of the web's best free people search engines:

Pipl.com

Whowhere.com

Facebook.com

WhitePages.com

ZoomInfo.com

Google.com

Whitepages.com

Zabasearch.com

Peoplesearch.com

Anywho.com

People.yahoo.com

Humanbook.com

Peoplesearch.net

Peoplefinders.com

Addresses.com

Try this Publicrecordsindex.com, you may be able to find a free search somewhere but that one will get you started. You can type their name into a search engine but that hardly ever gets information like addresses. You can obtain a lot of information, particularly age and city of residence, by using Intelius.com and Zabasearch.com == == You can try some free classified ad sites if you can't find them listed you can post an ad to let them know you are looking for them

http://www.craigslist.org (missed connections)

http://www.losttrekkers.com

http://www.zabasearch.com (not classified ad it is a US people search)

http://www.lostfriends.org There are public places with this information. Try whitepages [dot] com for instance - I found a long lost friend and sent a snail mail letter, and eventually received a reply. There are several options:-

1. you can search by person's name

2. you can search by email id

3. you can search with institution name (if you are in some social networking site like linkdIn then you can search using company name etc)

4. Some good sites to search are- orkut, yahoo,google Try www.123people.com - real-time people search tool. Search results include: email addresses, social networking profiles, telephone numbers, web links and news that relate to your search query.

refer to link below for free people search tools, sites and services

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Search Engines

Is www.files1.com the best fileserve search?

Files1.com is no longer available.

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Domain Names
Search Engines

What does the 'm' before www dot yahoo dot com represent?

Yahoo is testing a new home page and users are being randomly assigned to it

Yahoo testing for new home page for mobile users and m denotes mobile.

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Dialer Viruses
Search Engines
Windows XP

How do you remove dialer.wsv if Symantec AV 10.0 is unable to delete it?

You need to run these 5 essential steps to remove all the spyware on your computer.

1. Run Deckard's System Scanner (DSS)

2. Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

3. Run the anti spyware removal programs spybot

4 Run Superantispyware

5. Run a complete scan with free curing utility Dr.Web CureIt!

Install threat fire which will enhance your antivirus protection

Go here and do a complete online scan. http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/ This is one of the very vest online scans for removing the bad stufff. Be prepared to download their scanning software. Check the "Scan the whole computer". It will take awhile, especially if you have dialup. It is the best I know of.

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Pop-Up Adware
Search Engines
Internet Explorer

What happens when you deactivate your pop up blocker?

every time you go to a site there is a decent chance you'll have your eyes smacked by a irrelevant piece of advertisement.

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Search Engines
Yahoo
Yahoo Mail and Messenger
Mindless Behavior (band)

Can you chat with mindless behavior on yahoo?

1. Get a shirt 2. Say "I will destroy earth" 3. Click "start" then "all programs" then "command prompt" 4. Download a existing program, (blender or other) 5. On command prompt. Type " CaPtAIN AmeRica" ur done

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Search Engines
Yahoo
Email and IM
Yahoo Mail and Messenger

What is Cariba Heine's Yahoo Messenger ID?

-Cariba -Heine-97

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Search Engines

What is surface search coordinator?

A vessel, other than a rescue unit, designated to co-ordinate surface search and rescue operations within a specified search area.

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Internet
Search Engines
Yahoo

How do you remove the advertisement at the bottom of Yahoo's chat room page?

Yahoo ads By far, the simplest way to remove advertisements (or other unwanted items) from a web page is to use a browser that can support removal of these display elements.

One known browser that can do this is the Firefox browser. Download and install Firefox. Next, install the Remove It Permanently extension. You can remove any display items you want from sites you visit often. Both Firefox and extensions are free.

When using a client outside of a web browser (I.e., Yahoo Instant Messenger), you have a couple of options. You could use a program called YTK, which has an option to hide these ads in Yahoo Messenger, though it costs money. Alternatively, you could use a 3rd party client such as YahELite instead, which displays no ads.

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I say you should either get firefox or google chrome, install adblock plus, and block the ads.
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Search Engines
Yahoo

If the Feds are investigating you can they read your erased emails in Yahoo and conversations in Messenger if you didn't save them?

Yes. A good rule of thumb regarding email, or anything else you send over the net, is this: If you can't bear having it read aloud in a court of law, don't send it. The above is good advice, but I'd take it a step farther. If it is private and you don't want anyone/everyone to see it, NEVER send it in an e-mail or IM, do not talk about it in chat rooms (chats can be saved), do not post it on message or discussion boards. In fact, you'd do well not to even save it on a disk, CD or your computer if it is something the Feds would be interested in. I learned this years ago: If you don't want someone else to see/read it, don't write it down. I learned this the hard way after having my mother read my diary when I was a teenager, then again years later, when my husband started reading my personal journals. If the Feds are indeed investigating you, even hard copies (pen and paper copies) could become open to scrutiny if they find enough evidence to merit a warrant for your home. This advice has apparently come a bit too last if you're already under investigation but the best way to protect your privacy and stay out of trouble is to simply avoid questionable activities. It's not hard, hundreds of millions of people manage to do it their entire lives.

in the short form Yes in the long form you could encrypt everything you do but it wont help your case to look like an very paranoid person as if you had something to hide you could also find a way to flip a switch to destroy/mame/melt/ damage until it looks like dust your computer but sooner or later you could slip up and get busted so in conclusion attempting to evade the law is a stupid and immoral idea Yes. Calea, Patriot Act, Carnivore, Echelon, Matrix, Safeback, Snapback, keyloggers, pen registers, Microsoft/AT&T backdoors, FBI staffed computer forensic labs, etc. are all REAL. Your ISP has a record of every single thing you have typed on record. and...don't forget to point your webcam at the wall...... Check the related links below for a good site on laws pertaining to internet use. Answer first of all, it's not wise to post a traceable message asking if you can avoit the feds who might even be reading this now. The only way to hide it from the feds is to use a public computer and hope nobody sees you

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Search Engine Optimization
Search Engines
Google

Has Google been sold to another company?

No that,s not true google still run by his owner Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

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Web Design and Publishing
Search Engines
Piczo
Websites

How do you add a 'Bookmark this site' button to your website that - when clicked - will add the website to the user's favorites?

== == Add this HTML code to the website <!-- AddThis Button BEGIN -->

<a class="addthis_button" href="http://www.addthis.com/bookmark.php?v=250&amp;pub=xa-4a82c0b20e2312c3"><img src="http://s7.addthis.com/static/btn/sm-bookmark-en.gif" width="83" height="16" alt="Bookmark and Share" style="border:0"/></a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://s7.addthis.com/js/250/addthis_widget.js?pub=xa-4a82c0b20e2312c3"></script>

<!-- AddThis Button END -->

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Search Engines
Yahoo
AOL Mail and AIM IM

How do you find out whose buddy lists you are on for AOL Instant Messenger?

If you have AIM for Mac, which I do, you can go to the me section on the toolbar labeled with Buddies, Lifestream and ME. There should be text that says Buddy Lists That I'm on. Click on that, and it will list people, that are willing to share their buddy list, that have you on them. If this has to do with Windows, this may or may not be helpful.

First, you add them to your buddy list. Then, you wait for them to put a status message up. When their status message is posted, under your 'buddy list', you scroll over their name with your mouse and a little box will pop up giving their name and message. If they have you on their list, there will be a comment link highlighted for you to add a comment, much like facebook.

Also, you can go to your Lifestream and look there. There is a heart and a comment section under their status message. If you are ON their list, these will be highlighted and you will be able to like or comment them.

If you are NOT on their list, the like and comment will be greyed out and if you scroll over them, a little message will come up saying 'ask this person to add you to their friend list'

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Search Engines
Websites

What is the exact website for Brainboost?

I do not think it exists in actually, but the search for it certainly gives sites a lot of clicks. Maybe at one time it was a legit site however the name has changed or something because brain boost is a school in Australia. Don't bother.

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Search Engine Optimization
Search Engines
Google

Who established Google search engine?

Google began in January 1995 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in California.

It's really been a great Invention.

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Internet
Search Engines
Definitions
Internet Research

What is the definition of URL?

A uniform resource locator (URL) is the address of a resource on the Internet.
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Search Engines
Yahoo
Yahoo Mail and Messenger

What is the name of Yahoo mail mascot?

NAME of yahoo mail mascot IS :

Liam

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Search Engines
Yahoo
Yahoo Answers

Can you answer a resolved question on Yahoo Answers?

No,you cannot.You can only answer open questions on Yahoo Answers.

You actually can answer the resolved question as soon as a user hasn't picked "the best answer." I remember I asked a question about dating and got so many responses, and I chose the response in regards to dream marriage and then marked it as my "best answer," and the rest of the questions were still there but other people couldn't reply anymore.

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Health
Search Engines
Yahoo
Email and IM
Yahoo Mail and Messenger

How do you create yahoo mail account?

You go to Yahoo.Com and click on "mail".

Then it will come up with the login screen, below is a button saying sign up. All you have to do is click on it and enter your details.

Youtube.Com/FROSTYHAIR

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Search Engines
Yahoo
Yahoo Answers

How long is Yahoo Answers down for?

nvm, i figured it out. 6 hours. I think now there is about 40 minutes left.

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