Not sure if pagination makes sense for #goosle, my Meta Search engine.
DuckDuckGo doesn't support it and Google's "relevant" results ignores it. Besides, if you can't find what you're looking for in the first 30-50 results, you're probably using the wrong search query 🤣
As people leverage the power of AI to get their questions answered simply, Microsoft is seeing people’s behavior change with Search and Chat.
ComScore just posted new Search market data that reflects this dynamic with Searches moving to new Chat entry points.
"Enter Generative AI Search" - ComScore, Inc.
A neat little thing you can do in most operating systems is to enter a mathematical equation in the system’s search field and get the result back.
This also works on GNOME Shell but if it’s not working for you, go to Settings → Search and make sure that the App Search toggle switch is on at the top and that the Calculator app’s toggle switch is on under Search Results.
(For some reason, the latter was off for me on Fedora Silverblue.)
Has (#Google's) #search gotten worse? I saw people here on Masto saying yes, but I think they're wrong.
So I wrote a post about it:
In an extremely fast moving industry, @rustybrick is the one thing that is constant and not changing. For 20 years he has been reporting on the big and small issues in the search business.
And he does this with great passion. Every day of the year, we can rely on him to cover the most relevant things.
Thank you very much for your tireless, unwavering and most appreciated service to our industry, Barry! 🎉
That went better than I thought!
There were two major changes:
Rails: Switched from algolia-rails gem to the (beta) typesense-rails gem and removed a few algolia-only settings from my Rails model.
React: Even easier! react-instantsearch-hooks-web takes in a "client" object. Just had to switch it out for the Typesense one and that was it.
More tweaking is needed to order the results, but one hour to get this far is amazing to me. 🤯
Well, I finally opted in to full-text search. I don’t know why it took so long — I just forgot about it, I guess
To opt in, go to Preferences > Public Profile > Privacy and Reach and scroll down to Search, then click the box next to "Include public posts in search results”
No trackers, no distractions, no nonsense features, just private search.
It takes like 5 minutes to set up and get going. Anyone with hosting and a domain should be able to use it.
#goosle #metasearch #meta #search #searchengine #searchengine #php #nojs #apcu #bittorrent #torrent
And testing is continuing for the rich images element: Google today showed 2 rows with 6 square images each.
Besides, they were testing showing no top navigation on image SERPs. Instead an option to close the image SERP and return to the general search page as well as some refinement bubbles are offered.
Audio search engine for Australian wildlife
Using sounds to understand 'how things are changing.
Run audio similarity search on the Australian Acoustic Observatory media archive. A2O Search uses Machine Learning models developed at Google to find similar audio recordings across space and time. It is intended to augment and enable bioacoustics research. The audio search is open source.
Using Google AI and automatic audio recognition, users can upload audio recordings of an animal species, find similar sounds across the database, filter by location and date, and download the results.
Really, Google?! Beginning of November @rustybrick reported on SER about multiple local packs on SERPs (https://www.seroundtable.com/google-testing-multiple-local-packs-in-search-results-36358.html).
Today they have taken it to another low. I had to go to the 4th screen on a desktop search on Google Germany to see the second organic result.
To get to #2, I had to get past:
- 4 ads
- a local pack
- organic #1
- another local pack
- a people also ask element
Hmmm ... 🤔
I know, I know, I’m slow…
Just discovered https://kagi.com, a paid search engine, a few days ago, and now it’s the default search engine on my every machine. What a difference it makes when a search engine has only one incentive: provide people with the best search results possible! No ads, no paid links, no SEO garbage, no GPT (unless you want it). It’s so refreshing to be served by the search engine that only cares about _my_ experience. #kagi #search
The incident took place while the girl was going for tuition with her 8-year-old brother, who said she was kidnapped by four people in the car including a woman
#Kerala #GirlKidnapped #Kollam #Family #RansomCall #Lakh #Search
Remains of Fourth Member of the Heller Family Discovered in Wrangell Slide Area
On Sunday the Department of Public Safety announced that on Saturday the remains of a fourth victim of Wrangell's horrific landslide had been recovered from the debris of the slide at mile 11 of the Zimovia...
#family #florschutz #heller #landslide #search #victims #wrangell
“Ingenious Librarians: A Group Of 1970s Campus Librarians Foresaw Our World Of Distributed Knowledge And Research, And Designed Search Tools For It”, Aeon (https://aeon.co/essays/the-1970s-librarians-who-revolutionised-the-challenge-of-search).
Google is the master of fake Privacy features
Google started out with a "don't be evil" motto when it launched its first product, Google Search. Today, Google is a different company...
Wired: Private and Secure Web Search Engines: DuckDuckGo, Brave, Kagi, Startpage https://www.wired.com/story/how-to-make-web-searches-secure-private/ #Tech #wired #TechNews #IT #Technology via @morganeogerbc #Security/SecurityAdvice #Security/Privacy #Security #Browsers #software #privacy #eyesoff #Search
Since search seems to suck so much these days—thanks seo!—I'd really prefer to have a personal search engine that just returns results from a list I've given it of my friends' websites and social media accounts.
I want to see if any of my friends have been to [place], or read [book], or tried out [gear] so I can ask them personally what they thought about it.
Anything exist like that?
Search for Victims of Wrangell Landslide Switches from Active to Reactive
Slide area. Photo courtesy of Caleb Purviance
In an update on Thursday, the Department of Public Safety says that the search for the missing adult and two juveniles has changed and will be a reactive search rather than an active one after the constant searching for the past days has bore no results.
Today I was chatting with a friend, lamenting the lower quality of search results in a post-GPT world with lovely articles like: spasifikmag-com/how-to-prevent-fence-from-well-water-damage-complete-step-by-step-guide/
He's young, so I was telling him about free text search quality pre-Google and how it was so bad we had to rely on hierarchical directories like DMOZ and the original yahoo.
Does anyone know of any indie directories that aren't filled with broken links
Remains of Two More located and Recovered from the Zimovia Landslide South of Wrangell
Destruction in the Zimovia Slide area. Image-State of Alaska
Alaska State Troopers announced on Tuesday evening that the confirmed fatalities of the Wasilla slide at mile 11 of the Zimovia Highway had risen to three.
Getting busy! We just heard from Jim Ferenczi about the latest breakthroughs #Elastic brought to #lucene to make vector search faster, more memory efficient, and of course more accurate. Read more about even more cool stuff coming: https://www.elastic.co/search-labs/blog/articles/scalar-quantization-in-lucene #elasticsearch #elasticon #search #vectorsearch
When you can't find something, look and look again...
... in the same place if possible...
... especially if you are me.
I was looking for my tape measure. I looked everywhere, including twice in a drawer in my office.
Third time's the charm. I looked there again, thinking it was probably in vain, and it was under a bit of crap, true, but it wasn't flat out *hidden*.
Many here on #Mastodon are asking how people can justify still being on #X.
My personal experience is tolerable because I don’t use #ForYou and #Following, but only #Lists. So my feed is #chronological, not #algorithmic. I don’t see pushed posts by people I don’t follow, nor do I have any advertising. It only gets bad when I do a #search and select “Latest”.
It is a hog but I like to be able to do a wider range of searching. I find I am replacing Google for some things by searching the #Fediverse through #Mastodon. Get better results and info I am seeking from thoughtful posts, esp hobby, tech, politic searching. #Search.
Edit: I limited the resources, esp memory, but dang if I remember which file I tweaked.
What Pandu Nayak Taught Me About SEO
A breakdown of Pandu Nayak's anti-trust testimony and how it can help you be a better SEO.
So, I've been playing with Kagi search this week, and I do quite like it:
I've been seriously fed up with Google's search recently: results full of ads and/or SEO spam, to the point that it's hard to find info.
The results in kagi search are overall good (though the map is really lacking), but it's just very expensive. I'd definitely need their $10 per month plan, and I'm not sure I could justify this, given there is free (though arguably worse) competition. 🤔
I guess I could cycle through the trial by creating a new account every week (the joys of having my own domain name) but that seems a little ridiculous, too 😆
Hi everyone! This is Iulia (iulia not Lulia).
I’ve been talking about tech, data science, and ML for a while now; either on YouTube or while working at Microsoft / AI Unicorn Dataiku.
Now, it’s my main job! As a Developer Advocate @Elastic, I build content using #python for #search and #observability with some #AI sprinkled in.
We have an awesome Dev community in Amsterdam that I take care of (come to our meet-ups!)
And I travel across Northern Europe to speak at conferences.
36% of revenue, not of profit. Wow.
Somebody has some negotiation skills.
#BigTech #Google #Mobile #Search #Antitrust #Monopolies: "There’s a setting on your phone and web browser that Google is desperate to keep you from discovering. How desperate? In 2021 alone, Google paid Apple, Samsung and others $26.3 billion to keep it buried.
That’s more money each year than McDonald’s makes selling burgers.
This setting affects who gets to track your location and watch what you look up online. It affects the usefulness of the information you see and how much of your screen is taken up by ads.
I’m talking about your search engine — what pops up the answers when you type into the search bar. Google pays the makers of phones, laptops and browsers to be your default and to stop them from even presenting you other options during setup. It’s billions for a favor.
Most people haven’t thought much about the search function on their devices, much less how Google got there. But this default funny business might make you take a second look at not only Google, but also your trust in Apple, Samsung and other companies for selling you out."
The #DisabilityRights community did not migrate to Mastodon partially because there was no way to connect here because search mechanics did not exist
Hashtags were not enough without the global #search to find even more niche communities
Denying them even hashtags is just salt on the wound of that huge marginalized network