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It is easy to forget that the USA is not one country its union of many different regions all of which have their own ways and ideas, it is what makes the USA so diverse and interesting. However, for an outsider how can we understand what makes each state so different? Well it is easier than you might think because here is a map of the US with each state highlighted with the top Google search!
You have to admit that there is something rather interesting happening when you simply look at a state or region based on what the people have been searching for on Google; it also paints an interesting picture. Some of the searches are predictable, while some are not expected at all and yet for us the state that is standing out is New Hampshire, “Free Kittens” seriously, is that the best that you can come up with!
This is just a snap shot of the USA, showing just the top results for each state, clearly we could not publish them all the list is simply just too long, but the creators of the map have also published the entire list and an analysis of what all of these searches mean. Therefore, if you are looking for a new home to lay down your roots, then it might be worth a look to see what you might be letting yourself in for! Our choice is still split between California and Texas!
Here is a new way of searching for images, it is cool because it uses facial recognition technology to find the results instead of those traditional keywords. it is a simple enough design that is both practical and useful at the same time. Huiiz has been designed to make search easy for the user, simply drag and drop some images into the search field provided, if there is more than one person or object in the image, there is a very basic and easy to use editing tool to separate the individual faces and items into singles.
It is still early days yet for the Huiiz search system, but for anyone who plays around with images it is an ideal for searching out some cool new images. A years subscription to Huiiz will start from $100 CAD when pre ordered, what the price will be when the product launches this summer.
You can really get some great search suggestions from Google when it is the prediction mode. Just enter a few words and Google can produce some really interesting search answers for you to check out. Not all of them are appropriate or even correct, but most of these results do raise smile.
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Normally when most people go to search for something online it’s Google that they will turn to, but are these results the best products, services and information available online or do these results depend on what Google wants to serve up according to their search parameters. However, there is a new search engine in town and it is called Meseek! It is in its early stages of development so do not expect to find all websites available, as they will need to be crawled. Which, is another good point, get your website or a favourite website crawled before the competition by adding your site to Meseek before anyone else. So how does Meseek work? Quite simply it returns a search result based on the users own specific needs and that means cutting out all of the pages that the user does not want to see. Once the search result is returned the user can then add more input by rating the pages and then search results can be further refined.
If you like the idea of Meseek then you back the project, there are plenty of perks to get your hands on and you can back it from just $1 or a £1 depending on where you live.
There was a time when trying to find the excuses for not going working used to be very hard, but these days it’s so easy, simply go online and search for “Monday Morning Excuses!” that normally does the trick!
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If there is one person who able to help create a way to search using a regular search engine in private, you would want somebody from Google on your side. Well that is exactly what the new web proxy Disconnect Search has. Disconnect is a start up with a former engineer at Google as one of the co-founders!
The system is free and will stop any attempt by Bing, Google and the other search engines from logging what you have been searching for! It all started life as a widget intended to block Facebook tracking, but now in only a short while has seen search queries numbering into the hundreds of thousands. It is easy to use too; going stealth is a matter of one click!
One installed a small icon will appear in the frame of the Chrome or Firefox browser, just click on it to open Disconnect and there is a search box ready and waiting. The results are exactly the same, the only difference is Bing, Google, Yahoo and the others cannot record the search. There are plenty of normal reasons to use Disconnect; you might be worried about health, finances or something else.
Just because you do not want the major search engines keeping a record of your search history, it does not mean that you are doing something wrong.
Building on the success of Timeline and other features, the guys over at Facebook are rolling out a new and it has to be said better update to Graph Search. This feature will allow the user to search not just for a certain topic, but for status, photos, checkins, and comments that the user has made to provide an accurate search result.
It is easy to master, simple enter into the search field at the top of the page “Posts about” followed by your search term, which could be football, music, movie and so on. However, to personalise it further the search can contain, “by my friends” or to be even more precise a time such as a month or year could be added. It is a great way to ensure that you are not missing out on what your friends are saying.
Currently, this feature is being tested, but only US Facebook users are able to experience the coolness of Graph Search. Hopefully it will not be too long before we all get a chance to mess around with it and see exactly what Facebooks Graph Search is all about.
Source: FB News
At any time Google will update something, sometimes it might not make much difference to the Google Search user and sometimes it will. In this case, a recent update means that search within Google+ can be more refined for a certain topic simply by adding a hashtag in front of the required search term.
This feature has only been rolled out for Canadian and US users, using google.com and google.ca this should provide the user with a richer more precise result, bring up Google+ results that have been shared publically by the creators, to right of the normal Google search results providing a new level of result.
Source: Google Plus
No matter what you use the internet for systems like PRISM always brings out the worst fears in people that Big Brother really is watching over you. Somehow, we should have known that personal stuff was not private and despite the reassurances from search firms and social media networks, the worry is still there. Continue reading →
It makes no difference if your business is online or in the real world, customers will make inquiries and they expect to be treated like a VIP, otherwise they will be taking their inquiry and business to a firm that will offer this level of service. So why is it that inquiries are not followed up? The main reason is time; maybe the sales office is busy! But that is no excuse, because following up a call that is a day or so old is not going to achieve for the simple reason that the customer would have moved on. This is where lead response solutions come into their own and one such example is Speak2Leads (S2L). This service has the potential of turning an inquiry into a sale and the only reason this works is speed, the system will direct a customer’s call, email or message to sales, where all they need to do is press “1” to call the inquirer direct. The whole process can take less than a minute and that ensures the inquirer does not move on to the next company on their list.
According to a leading cloud based software provider Speak2Leads;
A Kellogg study on Lead Response Management (LRM) revealed the odds of connecting with a lead increases by 100 times if attempted within 5 minutes versus 30 minutes. And the odds of converting a lead if called in 5 minutes versus 30 minutes increases by 21 times.