Friday, January 02, 2009

Google's Advanced Search

To clarify some discussion in the comments section of a previous post, you can go to Google's Advanced Search here, and use the "Search within a site or domain" option to conduct a comprehensive Google search of Carpe Diem or any other blog or website. It has been my experience that Blogger's "Search Blog" function (top left corner of the blog) will only return the most recent 20 postings with a keyword. The Google Advanced search (available on the right side of the Google home page) will do a comprehensive search of all posts with a keyword.

6 Comments:

At 1/02/2009 9:02 AM, Blogger Ray Van Dolson said...

For speedier access to this feature from the standard search, enter site:sitename.com into the search terms as well. For example: site:espn.com dwarves

 
At 1/02/2009 12:21 PM, Blogger SBVOR said...

Dr. Perry,

This is not a limitation of the blogger search; it is a feature of the template you selected. Your template does not include the “Older Posts” hyperlink at the end of the last post presented on any given page. If it did, one could click that link and see the next set of posts matching the search criteria.

If you wanted to change this, you could either select a different template or copy and paste the relevant code from another template into yours (probably a dicier proposition).

As proof:

1) Visit my blog.

2) First, observe the “Older Posts” at the bottom of each set of posts. This is even true when viewing a single post (except that the link then reads “Older Post”).

3) Next, in the upper left corner, search for the keyword “the” (no quotes). This ensures a large volume of hits. At the bottom of the list, click “Older Posts” to view the next set of hits.

 
At 1/02/2009 1:12 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unrelated, but interesting!

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2009/01/city-of-chicago-revenues.html

Sales tax collections dropped by millions of dollars in September compared to the year before, Volpe added. The city has yet to receive its sales tax revenue for the last three months of the year, but Volpe said he was not optimistic.

As Professor Perry says, "when you tax something, you get less of it." Their increase of sales tax to 10.25% just forces people to shop outside of the city.

 
At 1/02/2009 1:54 PM, Blogger QT said...

Thanks for the Google tips. Using latin in exact phrase is also very useful when looking for detailed information on certain topics. ie. horticulture, medicine

 
At 1/02/2009 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've used this countless times already! :)

 
At 1/02/2009 11:11 PM, Blogger QT said...

Take a bow, Anon. for reading the fine print. It does seem to save time in the long run, doesn't it.

 

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