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optimizing for google desktop?
making it easy to find files
Rodney




msg:1105817
 11:19 pm on Jan 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

Anybody find themself optimizing a file for easy finding through the Google Desktop search?

I was looking for some information on my Tivo that I though I had saved somewhere, but couldn't find it.

I found the information on my Tivo box and then saved it as a text file on my computer, heavily "optimizing" the text in the document, "stuffing" it with keywords that I thought I might use in the future when trying to find the same information.

Tested the search a minute later and wallah, there's my file :)

 

houseofsecrets




msg:1105818
 1:09 am on Jan 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

I definitely do this. It has changed the way I name files entirely, finally breaking me away from the old 8 character filename limitation that was just a bad habit at this point. The subject lines of my emails now follow the same conventions I use to build a good page title.

GoogleGuy




msg:1105819
 6:01 am on Jan 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

I totally do this. When I'm saving a file that has a holiday list, I'll include words like calendar or calendars. That way whatever words I use when I search later, I'm usually able to pull up the file.

Robert Charlton




msg:1105820
 6:20 am on Jan 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Desktop search is the kind of situation that the keyword tag concept was designed for. No competitive motives... just plain finding it.

I've started putting keyword lists up at the top of working docs... including variants of words I might use to search 6 months from now. I've always been fussy about titles, because that's what I've had to rely on until Google Desktop came along. (Way back in the DOS days, I used to use Lotus Magellan. Amazing it took this long for something to replace it).

Wondering when Google Desktop will search mbx email files, and when we can choose where to put its index files (I'd like to be able to put them on my D drive).

Trax




msg:1105821
 8:47 am on Jan 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

lol... I actually never thought of that. Now you can spam as much as you want without fearing to be banned lol

adfree




msg:1105822
 1:46 pm on Jan 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

Wondering when Google Desktop will search mbx email files, and when we can choose where to put its index files (I'd like to be able to put them on my D drive).

I use the Autonomy technology with a smart folder by a company starting with b and ending with linkx (dot come of course).

Wondering if G moves that way, it's the most useful tool to me since the invention of shaving creme.

jaffstar




msg:1105823
 12:21 pm on Jan 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

You should offer some freeware software download, in it you hide a directory with thousands of pages which contain URL's to advertisers with meta refresh highly optimized for desktop search.

When someone searches for a keyword, they would see a page is located on their local machine, click it, and they go to an advertiser's url.

Am I on the cheap stuff?

beauzero




msg:1105824
 6:29 pm on Jan 30, 2005 (gmt 0)

thanks jaff...that is one of the best ideas i have heard in a while. was just about to dump a freeware program out there for our customers to use. now going to compress and use some of my static landing pages i produce for products.

...really good idea.

sun818




msg:1105825
 7:18 pm on Feb 11, 2005 (gmt 0)

> when we can choose where to put its index files
> (I'd like to be able to put them on my D drive).

Hi Robert - you can already do this if you edit the Registry setting.

See msg 29:
Google Desktop Search
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