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DuckDuckGo Search Engine

14 Aug

Have you tried DuckDuckGo Search Engine? The world standard on search is Google. DuckDuckGo says they won’t store your personal information or collect or share any of your personal information. This means their goal is to not follow you around with ads. What do you think of it?

https://duckduckgo.com/

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Podcast Search Engine

26 Jul

Need to find a podcast? Have you tried searching on Listen Notes? Find any podcast either by the interviewer, the person being interviewed, a specific topic, or even title. More and more podcasts are breaking the news. Do research and find information on specific topics from podcasts. Try searching for any topic and start listening today, you will be surprised what you may find!

https://www.listennotes.com/

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Your Last Name Origins

8 Feb

Have you ever wanted to know that popularity of your surname? Everyone has a name, but most people have a vague idea what their name means. This site is for those who want to discover name meanings, origins, distribution across the globe, genealogy tracking, anagrams, misspells, common name combinations and many other name-related things. If you want, you can even contribute to the site by adding more detail.

http://www.namespedia.com/

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Where Does Your City Rank?

18 Oct

What’s your city population? What professions do residents hold in your area? What building permits have been filed in your town? City-Data collects and analyzes data from numerous sources to create detailed, informative profiles of all cities in the United States. From school ratings to weather patterns, you can find the data you’re looking for on City-Data.

I also discovered the site also has information on restaurants, city guides and tourist attraction articles. If you want to lookup details on your city or one you are planning to visit, then check out this site.

http://www.city-data.com/

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Bing Versus Google

30 Jul

Right now Bing is 20% of what people use to search online. So have you tried using it to search? The other day I stumbled upon Bing It On which compares Bing and Google’s search results side-by-side. The site asks you to enter in a search term, review the search results, pick one you like and then tells you which one’s results you preferred.

http://www.bingiton.com/

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Find Similar Websites

17 Dec

Moreofit is a website that is a similarity search engine. As the site states, “Give Moreofit a website you’re interested in, and it’ll suggest to you alternative highly related and popular websites to explore.” For example, type in “Google” and you will get results like Ask, Bing and Yahoo. This site is a pretty good tool if you are looking to generate a variety of search results outside the norm.

http://moreofit.com

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ScoopWeb

6 Mar

Looking for an alternative to Google but with a social media twist? I discovered ScoopWeb. It’s a real-time topic explorer, where you can enter a topic
title and instantly get related digital contents from multiple sources (e.g. Wikipedia, Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Books, Newspapers, Magazines) all at once. Access the freshest social media content about almost any subject, person, place or event in one single spot. For example, you can search directly for a topic by even entering it right after the URL –http://www.scoopweb.com/iPhone_5

Use ScoopWeb to research, explore,
learn, discover and monitor topics of interest.

http://www.ScoopWeb.com

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Page Insider Sniffs Out Your Website

25 Jun

Learn information about any website. Discover facts, figures, reviews, records, stats, and other data about any URL. How many links are on the website? How fast does it load? What are the keywords? Does the site have DMOZ directory information? This site will help you fill in gaps in your quest to improve search engine optimization.

http://www.pageinsider.com/

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Instant SEO Optimization

13 Jun

I found this site last week that improves your search engine optimization and I am still checking it out. The site is called BrandYourself and it walks you through a step-by-step organic search engine wizard. The website says, “BrandYourself is the only Do-It-Yourself platform that empowers anyone to improve their own search results.”

BrandYourself prompts you:

  • Type in your website
  • Get instant SEO analysis
  • Improve keyword and link density

http://brandyourself.com

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What Are People Searching For?

5 Dec

Get the top 20 most searched terms being searching for on Google. Drill down on a specific search term to discover blog entries, articles and search volume index. At this time, trends go back as far as the week of May 15, 2007.

What are the hottest terms on Google today?
http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends

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