Search Engines - The Wild Ones

A list of search engines you may have never heard of - I'll grow the list and add more search types as I find them:

  • Delicious. "Search the biggest collection of bookmarks in the universe." Of all the social bookmark sites, this is definitely the easiest one to search. They offer Fresh Bookmarks, Hotlist, and Explore Tags methods to search for interesting information that other people load as bookmarks at the site.
  • Digg. Search for stories and other Digg users at this social bookmark site.
  • Dilbert. Search for those cartoon ideas you sent Scott Adams way back when.
  • EzineArticles. This the largest available search engine for article-marketing material. Google's recent algorithm update may change how sites of this variety function. Meanwhile, if you need user-generated content, look here first.
  • Gmail. Search within your Google email In-, Out-, Sent-, and Draft-boxes to keep track of stuff. Send yourself digital photos with search terms in the subject line while you're on vacation to easily find them when you arrive home.
  • Google. Google' search technology is embedded in web sites to the point that it provides search engine results that site owners are not aware of. For example, if you know someone who is serving at an overseas base - and you search for "APO address" in eBay's regular search engine - it returns no results. But if you break the eBay web site URL down to it's basic string - adding "APO address" to search for both at Google - if you search for " APO address" at Google - it returns search results from deep inside eBay's various Forum, Reviews and Answer Center web site sections.
  • Google Images. Brings up a completely different set of search results based on images stored at web sites.
  • Google Calendar. Load your fitness activities, daily, then go back and search within your calendar.
  • HubPages. Your favorite hub activity at work for you. Although HubPages can be found throughout the Internet – it’s better to look for specific content within their internal search engine - once you've written a few hubs yourself and interacted with fellow Hubbers.
  • Internet Movie DataBase (IMDB). In addition to a huge movie industry searchable database, this engine has discussion areas that allow you to interact with Hollywood types from a distance - if you're looking for a particular screenplay, for example. Owned and operated by Amazon - making it all the more powerful.
  • SlideFinder. Find your favorite PowerPoint slide presentations.
  • Stars and Stripes newspaper. You say you’re an Army brat - born in Frankfurt? Research your old stomping grounds - because, yes, there are still U.S. bases located in Germany. Stripes also has a fee (not free) based service that allows you to search back to 1948.
  • Urban Dictionary. Been wondering how to phrase that slang for your novel or Hub?
  • Wikipedia. Go deep within the discussion areas to learn even more about the world you live in.

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