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Have you ever wished to change the order that is returned from your favorite search
site just enough to remove some sites that always appear to hog
the top positions. Then these search filters may be for you. Here is how our filters
- Site - The site with the most pages that matched your keywords are presented
in ascending order. This gives you an idea of how much depth is behind a site matching
your keywords. In addition, all the individual pages that matched your keywords for the
site are also displayed.
- Page - This is similiar to the Site filter above with the exceiption that only
a count of the number of pages that matched your keywords are displayed and not the individual
pages. In addition, the original search order is preserved as returned by the search
- None - This is straight from the search engine. No filtering at all. You might use
this option if you wanted to gather more pages that matched your keyword search then the real
search site offers.
- Penalty - This is similar to the None filter above with the exception that
web sites that attempt to manipulate the order of the search engines are returned further
down the list. Detection of sites that attempt to manipulate the order of the search sites
is currently detected by the following ways.
- Pages have the same title as other different registered pages.
- Pages have no summary information.
- Pages have no content and contains only keywords.
- Pages have the same summary information.
These searches are carried
out on your behalf on a 100MB/s collocation facilty connected at the Washington, DC
Network Access Point (MAE+ NAP). One of the main advantages to searching in this manner is that
if you are on a 28.8Kb/s modem or slower you don't have to wait to download the 200-500KB of
search output that these engines may have returned. You only see the output from the filtering
of these results which is closer to 20-50KB of information. As you increase the maximum number of
results, the returned information will generally be larger but also offer more unique sites that
many times are hidden in the pages of output returned by these site engines in normal operation.
We recommend between 100-200 as the optimized number of results you may wish to pick.
Currently, the following sites are available for searches with our filtering.
- alta vista
We Need Your Help!
Tell us what you like or hate about this search service. We want to make it better.
Have an idea for a new filter option then let us know. Here is a few filters options
that are under development currently:
- By Page Type - Have you have ever waited to download a page from a site
and then couldn't see the displayed page because the web designers used jpegs
pictures when your browser only accepts gifs or the entire site was done in frames
and you can not stand frames then this filter is for you.
- By Page Size - You waited 10 minutes to download that Page! Would it be
nice to see how many graphics, how large the text is and how long it will take to
receive the pages due to network or site congestion. It's comming!
- By Server Latency - Sometimes we need help in identifying sites that are
too busy to return pages due to an overloaded web server. This will help.
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