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New Advanced Searching Options on AlltheWeb

     
11:19 pm on Sep 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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A couple of small additions to the AtW Advanced interface.

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1) A New Document Depth Limit in Result Restrictions Section
You can now limit to the directory level where search term(s) are found. The limit finds material above, below, or exactly level one (the home page) to the 10th level directory of a site.

2) A New Embedded Content Section
You can select if a page some or none of the following types of content: Images, Audio, Video, RealVideo & RealAudio, Macromedia Flash, Java applets, JavaScript, and VBScript.

11:25 pm on Sept 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Anybody ever seen a better advanced search?
11:27 pm on Sept 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Wow, that is really cool. I've been using their advanced search recently, and found it very good.

I love the customization - this imho is what a tech company with a search engine should do - make their product better :)

11:29 pm on Sept 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I have to admit that is pretty impressive.

>>make their product better

no kidding, looks fairly powerful.

2:06 pm on Sept 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Currently 2,112,188,990 documents in Web catalog
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As displayed on the index page. Can this be right? Getting quite a bit a irrelevantness in the SERPS.

3:36 pm on Sept 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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IP filter is nice on that. Should allow you to have a favorite list if you have cookies turned on so you can keep your filter list :P
6:51 pm on Sept 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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It is entirely to complex for most users. "+red +widgets" on GOOGLE works just as good with less of a headache.
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7:01 pm on Sept 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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It is entirely to complex for most users.

Possibly. But so is using "+red +widgets" on Google.

The file type inclusion/exclusion selection is almost exactly what I suggested in the most recent feedback thread started here by GoogleGuy. Looks like the competition is watching... ;)

As far as I am concerned, alltheweb is the only serious alternative to Google/ODP at the moment, and their advanced search features contribute a lot to that fact.

7:09 pm on Sept 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Go to surfwax.com and do a search and the click on the maginfying glasses to see all the features offered.
7:28 pm on Sept 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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>It is entirely to complex for most users

Absolutely. Most users don't use advanced search options anyway. But it's very good for those users who want an advanced search option.
Sadly, most users don't get to see ATW anyway.... since it's only promoted as a showcase and a R&D sandbox.

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Debriefing.com used to have the best advanced search but when the site was sold, IQuick changed it. Now it has little value.
10:48 pm on Sept 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Heini: Anybody ever seen a better advanced search?

I did one once. I was looking for a pair of matching socks.

 

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