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Watch That Page (WTP)

WatchThatPage

Watch That Page (WTP) (http://www.watchthatpage.com) is a free service
that will track an infinite number of web sites of the user’s choosing. This
service will track changes in web sites and deliver the results to the user via
e-mail, or, if the user prefers, he or she can log on to the web site and look at
the changes.WTP does not require any software to be downloaded; thus, the
user can gain access to any account via any computer with Internet access.
There are two ways to add a new web site for tracking. The user can log in
to the account, click on the “pages” tab, and enter the URL. Second, the site
provides a JavaScript bookmarklet (a tool that extends the browse capabilities
in the browser) that can be added to the links section of many popular
browsers. If one finds a site that is deemed “trackable,” the site can be automatically
added to the sites being viewed by clicking on the bookmarklet.
This saves precious time.

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Posted by on October 23, 2013 in Searching Tools, Technology, Uncategorized

 

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Search Engine Guide

Search Engine Guide (SEG) — The directory of more than three thousand subject-specific engines
(http://www.searchengineguide.com/searchengines.html) is helpful when the
major search engines are not providing the right answers. Sometimes it’s better
to narrow down the source to a topical directory of search features.This directory
is broken down into subcategories, and all of the links are annotated (a
must for any librarian). There is also a section entitled “Search Engine News,” which
addresses the new search engines.Second, and more important, is the free e-mail newsletter that provides
up-to-date news on all aspects of the search engine industry (http://www.searchengineguide.com/subscribe.html). Because
SEG also markets itself as all encompassing, sometimes the user has to sift
through numerous postings to get to the useful information, but it is well
worth it.

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Posted by on October 21, 2013 in Searching Tools, Technology

 

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Resourceshelf

Resourceshelf (http://www.resourceshelf.com) is a weblog created Gary Price. In the beginning of 2001, Price turned his vast knowledge of search engines (and much more) into Resourceshelf. Every day, contributors posts articles, press releases, and web sites (usually before everyone else finds out) for a vast readership.

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2013 in Article, Reading List, Technology, Uncategorized

 

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Search Engine Watch (SEW)

Search Engine Watch (SEW) Newsletters (http://searchenginewatch.com/page/newsletters) provides an overview of the important happenings with search engines. The articles are detailed, and the information is extremely helpful and insightful. At the end of every posting, Chris Sherman points the readers to relevant web sites for further investigation. The newsletters are free and come in daily and weekly formats (SEW Daily http://searchenginewatch.com/newsletter/daily and SEW Weekly http://searchenginewatch.com/newsletter/weekly).

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Posted by on October 15, 2013 in Technology

 

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