Where to start a deep web search is easy. You hit Google.com and when you brick wall it, you go to scholar.google.com which is the academic database of Google.

After you brick wall there, your true deep web search begins. You need to know something about your topic in order to choose the next tool. To be fair, some of these sites have improved their index-ability with Google and are now technically no longer Deep Web, rather kind-of-deep-web. However, there are only a few that have done so.  I recommend you use your browsers ‘search’ option to locate on this page your topic of interest, as the page has gotten long.

To all the 35F and 35G’s out there at Fort Huachuca and elsewhere, you will find some useful links here to hone in on your AO.

If you find a bad link, Comment the link below. I try to keep this up to date, but only with your help!

Last updated Jan 1, 2018 – updated 2 economic assets

 

Multi Search engines

Deeperweb.com – (broken as of Sept 2016, hopefully not dead) This is my favorite search engine. It breaks your results down into categories – general web, blogs, news, academic, cloud, metrics, research, etc. This allows you to quickly focus on the type of answer you were looking for.  Makes my top 10 websites!

Surfwax – They have a 2011 interface for rss and a 2009 interface I think is better. Takes 60 seconds to understand how to use it.
Dogpile – another multi engine aggregator
Scout Project- scout.wisc.edu — Since 1994, the Scout Project has focused on developing better tools and services for finding, filtering, and presenting online information and metadata.

www.findsmarter.com – You can filter the search by domain extension, or by topic which is quite neat. Sources Yahoo, Bing, Wiki, Blekko, and Alltheweb

Cluster Analysis Engine

TouchGraph – A brilliant clustering tool that shows you relationships in your search results using a damn spiffy visualization. The smart way to use it, is to let it help you find new sources to your search topic. I have to add, the wiggly effect on the visualization is damn cool, just grab the center item and move it to understand what I’m talking about. (sometimes it doesn’t wiggle, however. Java issue?)

Yippy.com – A useful, non-graphical clustering of results. Give it 2 minutes of your time to understand how it works and it will give back hours of saved research time. They are actively funded and are acquiring other search tech assets, so worth using.

www.navagent.com/ – Not a web based search engine, requires you download software. Highly rated, very interesting especially to the 35F intel types.

Speciality Deep Web Engines

Archive.org – Huge behemoth of media now public domain – rare books, sound recordings, video, 20 year archived images of all old websites, and free audio books! Makes my top 10 list. (and my top 3)

WWW virtual library – a listing of indexes to industries. Need to know about Architecture? Biochemical war? Zoology? This may get you there.

FindArticles.com – FindArticles has articles from about 500 periodicals with coverage back to 1998, and is completely free of charge. Appears funded by CBS.

Library of Congress – loc.gov  – Phenomenal digitized archives, “American Memory” especially interesting. Includes a good newspaper archive.

National Security Archive – Declassified papers and such. In their words – “National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Books provide online access to critical declassified records on issues including U.S. national security, foreign policy, diplomatic and military history, intelligence policy, and more.  Updated frequently, the Electronic Briefing Books represent just a small sample of the documents in our published and unpublished collections.”

www.osti.gov – Government research archives, if your tax dollars paid for it, the results are here. Also a huge collection of science presentation videos.

US Geologic Survey – Imagery and Maps galore. 3 portals to fetch data, EarthExplore, Glovis and Seamless. Extremely complex.  There are tutorials on how to get free aerial photos over at learninggis.com.

US National Map by USGS – The source for current geospatial data from the USGS.

http://adswww.harvard.edu/ – Physics and Astronomy data engine for academic papers

http://databank.worldbank.org/data/home.aspx  – Specialty statistical data on all kinds of subjects, from countries GDP to levels of blindness.

http://www.quandl.com/ – For acquiring raw data for studies, useful for data scientists.  An awesome collection of 9,000,000 of financial, economic, and social datasets.

General

GPO’s Catalog of US Government Publications — Federal publications database.

Smithsonian Institution Libraries — 20 libraries from museum complexes around the world.

The National Archives — National Archives’ research tools and online databases.

HighWire Press —  Online catalog of the largest repository of free full-text and non-free text, peer-reviewed content, from over 1000 different journals.

Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) — A catalog with more than 1.2 million bibliographic records, many with full text. Sponsored by the US Department of Education.

Encyclopædia Britannica — The old and authoritative encyclopedia searchable with full text online. No longer printing paper copies. The internet killed the library star.

Topix.net — A news search engine.

Internet Public Library — Internet’s public library. More for kids than adults, IMHO.

San Francisco Public Library – A great online library. This is just one example of many such local public libraries that offer similar services. Sorry, you can’t use their access to commercial archives unless you are a member.

Xrefer (commercial) — Fee based database of 236 titles and over 2.9 million entries.

LexisNexis (commercial) — Billed as the world’s largest collection of public records, unpublished opinions, legal, news, and business information. Over 35,000 individual sources are claimed as searchable. I’ve not been able to justify subscribing, so I don’t know.

Forrester Research (Commercial) — An independent technology and market research company, publishing in-depth research reports on a variety of subjects.

Factiva (Commercial) — Online collection of about 10,000 individual sources. It’s a fact.

Online Archive of California — Has the phenomenal archive of all the Keystone Stereoscopic images from 1860-1968

File and Metadata Discovery

www.findthatfile.com – locates files even if embedded or hidden in a .zip format. Also checks podcasts, FTP and other venues.  (Appears to be dead.)

Find People & Background Checks

Pipl.com– for finding people

zabasearch.com – finding people

Intellus (commercial) – Finding people plus background checks on people and other features.

US Search (commercial) – Finding people plus background checks on people.

123 People (commercial) – A multi search engine built around finding people.

Integrascan – Finding people plus background checks on people.

State of Texas DOT Criminal Background Check – The central background check for felonies provided by the state. Most misdemeanours don’t show up.

socialcatfish.com – Has background check capability plus a photo reverse lookup. Deeper level of search for subscription.

Books Online

Archive.org – Has books online in epub, txt, and pdf formats. The collection encompasses others such as Gutenberg Press, etc. So this is the best site to start with. Again, this makes my top 10 websites. Share the love.

Hathi Trust – http://www.hathitrust.org/  — a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future. There are more than sixty partners in HathiTrust, and membership is open to institutions worldwide.

Books.google.com – They are putting the squeeze on all the book scanning businesses. They want to scan the world to add it to the Google Borg. You will be assimilated.

The Online Books Page — A searchable database of more than 28,000 English works with full text available for free online.

Bibliomania — A database of free literature from more than 2,000 classic texts. Archive.org crushes this.

Project Gutenberg — The granddaddy of online books with a catalog of more than 20,000 free books with full text available online. Included in Archive.org.

The National Academies Press — Only about 3,000 free books online and ~900 for-sale PDFs.

UNZ – An odd collection of periodicals and book scanned.

Get Abstracts (commercial) — Large online library of more than 8,000 business book summaries. It is the most efficient way to get the best business titles.

Getty Research Institute – http://www.getty.edu/research/library/ – The Getty Research Institute library collections include over one million books, periodicals, study photographs, and auction catalogs as well as extensive special collections of rare and unique materials. Focusing on art history, architecture, and related fields, they begin with the archaeology of prehistory and extend to the contemporary moment.

Newspaper Archives Online

US newspaper coverage – ResearchGuides lists links to many newspapers

Library of Congress Newspaper Resource List – LOC does a great job getting the list together of wonderful newspaper archives.

NewspaperArchive.com – (commercial) – Known for a large collection. I haven’t used it, so I can’t confirm this.

xooxleanswers.com – Great list of newspaper archives from Xooxle. Good list and a funky name. Two thumbs up.

University of Penn Newspaper Archive – List of US newspaper archives and dates. Looked like a deeper list of Texas newspapers, so this effort may be a deep comprehensive list.

Australia Newspaper archives – http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/about – A phenomenal newspaper archive of most Aussie newspapers from 1820’s going to 1980’s. Including Taz as well.

Audio Books Online

LibreVox.org – Huge selection of audio recordings and AudioBooks read by volunteer voice artists

Videos

www.liveleak.com – A Video news aggregator of citizen supplied videos. Great for OSInt in foreign countries. The site appears to have some good aggregation functions to turn randomly submitted videos into a logical collection around a topic.  Proven useful for aggregating the Feb 15, 2013 meteorite strike in Russia.

VideoLectures.net – High quality videos of science based lectures.

Business Deep Web Engines

AAAAgencySearch.com — Advertising agencies via the American Association of Advertising Agencies.

Agency ComPile — Advertising and marketing agencies.

Alibaba – An international marketplace of businesses looking for businesses.

Kompass — Business to business search engine.

GPO Access Economic Indicators — Gateway for economic indicators from January 1998 to present.

Government Printing Office — Big catalog of stuff published by the Government Printing office. Has business stuff but much much more. Environmental reports, legal docs, nature stuff. Hell, I typed in ‘mushroom’ and pulled up 34 entries.

Hoover’s — The Big Boy of info on businesses.

ThomasNet — Just an industrial product search directory.

SBA Loan Data — Loan program approval activity from the Small Business Administration.

GuideStar.org — A searchable database of non-profit organizations including 501c.

Slideshare.net – A searchable database for slides uploaded by crowdsourcing.

Consumer Engines

US Consumer Products Safety Commission Recalled Products — Listing of products, sortable by company name.

Melissa Data — Comprehensive directory of demographic data, sortable by ZIP code.

Kelley Blue Book — A  guide to pricing new and used vehicles.

Edmunds — A recognized and established guide to pricing new and used vehicles.

Consumer Reports — (commercial)  A trusted guide to product reviews, including autos, appliances, electronics, computers, personal finance, etc. I use it.

Economic and Job Search Engines

EUROPA Press Release Database — Database of press releases by the European Union.

FreeLunch.com —Directory of free economic data.

Bureau of Labor Statistics — Job-based and consumer economic info from the US Department of Labor.

Salary Wizard Calculator — Tools that shows national average salaries adjusted by location for different jobs.

Economagic — A data directory containing over 200,000 econ files.

Penn World Tables — National income data for all countries for the years 1950-2007.

America’s Job Bank — Database of jobs and resumes.

USAJOBS — Portal of data on federal government jobs.

Regional Economic Conditions (RECON) — Economic data available by state, county, and MSA.

Federal Reserve –  FRED contains a plethora of economic indicator datasets, something over 500,000

Smartscholar – Link of Economic based links some with Deep Web assets.

 

Finance

Bankrate.com — Database of interest rates for different loan types, mortgages, and savings accounts.

InvestIQ — Market data from around the world in regions.

BigCharts — Quotes and performance charts on different stocks and mutual funds.

SmartMoney.com Tools — A portal of for stock analysis tools.

NASDAQ Trader — A database of stock data from the NASDAQ stock exchange.

SEC Info — EDGAR and SEC filings searchable by name, industry, SIC code, etc.

EDGAR Online — SEC filings searchable by ticker or company name.

Government Search Engines

Copyright Records (LOCIS) — Online copyright records, documents, serials, and multimedia.

American FactFinder — Aggregate census bureau data to be searched by city, county, or ZIP code.

FedStats — Gateway for statistics on 100 US federal agencies.

United States Patent and Trademark Office — Database of patents,  full-text and full-page images.

Historical Census Browser — Repository of historical US census data. Going back to 1790 compiled by the University of Virginia.

Geospatial One Stop — Awesome GIS data warehouse of geographic data, shapefiles, imagery, and displayable on maps.

Grants.gov — Grant opportunities, from everything under the sun.

Technology Opportunities Program Grants Database — Listing of technology grants, peruse by keyword, state, and year.

United States Government Printing Office (GPO) — I mentioned this earlier, they seem to have everything. A search engine for mutliple government databases: US budgets, campaign reform hearings, code of federal regulations, congressional bills, etc

CIA Electronic Reading Room — The usual uninteresting declassified CIA documents.

POW/MIA Databases and Documents — Info on POWs and MIAs.

ZIP+4 Lookup — US ZIP codes and ZIP+4 codes

International Search Engines

International Data Base (IDB) — Statistical tables and demographic information for countries and areas.

FIRST http://first.sipri.org/ Military aggression database and weapons holdings.

Economics of Tobacco Control — Information regarding tobacco usage and policy for180 countries.

Country Indicators for Foreign Policy —Statistical tables on countries’ foreign policies.

World Bank Data — Key development data and statistics for countries and worldwide groups.

CIA Factbook — Reference materials containing information on every country in the world.

US International Trade Statistics — International trade statistics,by country or type of good.

US Foreign Trade Highlights — Information of US international trade.

Energy Information Administration International Energy Data and Analysis — Energy balances sorted by country. Explains why the US gives huge amounts of cash to oil producing countries.

Law and Politics

THOMAS (Library of Congress) — Legislative information from the Library of Congress.

Law Library of Congress — Allegedly, the largest collection of legal materials in the world, over 2 million volumes.

Global Legal Information Network — Laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other legal sources.

FindLaw — Free legal database, with collections of cases and codes, legal news.

Office of Postsecondary Education Security Statistics — Contains college campus crime statistics, sortable.

Bureau of Justice Statistics — http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/ Legal and judicial statistics, everything from crime to law enforcement.

The Avalon Project at Yale Law School — Documents in law, history, and diplomacy.

US Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774–1873 (Library of Congress) — The historical Congressional records, bills, documents, statutes, journals, and debates from LOC.

Lobbying Database — Who spent what on firms who have spent lobbying money from 1998. The US, with the finest Congress money can buy!

Legislative Activities — Synopsis of House of Representatives’ bill summary, status, public laws, and votes.

heinonline.org  – (commercial) – Claims to be the ‘worlds largest image based database of legal documents’ . I was able to find an obtuse document on using Bayes Theorem for fact finding in a criminal case.

Project Vote Smart — Government officials and election candidates database, order by last name or ZIP code.

Medical and Health

PubMed  — The U.S. National Library of Medicine contains over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals going back to the 1950s. Contains links to full-text articles and external resources. Supposed to be the best damn resource for medical out there.

National Institute for Health Research Archive — http://www.nihr.ac.uk/Pages/NIHRArchive.aspx Database of ongoing or completed projects funded by the British  NHS.

National Institutes of Health — Encyclopedia of health topics. More of a kindof-deep-web resource, as Google has this indexed.

American Hospital Directory — Index of US hospital information.

Globalhealthfacts.org — Searchable world health information, by country, disease, condition, program, or demographic. Quickly lay out the conditions in a country.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Data and Statistics — Statistical health information according to the CDC. Not true deep web, but useful.

New England Journal of Medicine  (commercial) — A Leading medical journal with full text past issues available online. Commericial, but you can access most for free.

Science and Academic

(Scholarly Paper search engines now have their own page)

ScienceResearch.com — Searchable access to scientific journals and databases.

Academic Index – Main search is a filtered Google search aimed at high authority rank sites, mainly .edu and .gov which filters a great deal out. Second search ties into deep web academic and non-academic databases skewed to librarians and educators.

Science.gov — Gateway to  science info provided by US government agencies.

VideoLectures.net –  Phenomenal video lecture coverage from high authority rank sources.  A great go-to place to find peer-reviewed, conference presented, in depth coverage of a topic at a conference. A nice bonus, is the presentation slides are shown separately, and you can jump to slides of interest to you. Heavily technology based, and 66% is in English. Most lectures 45 minutes or longer.

WebCASPAR — A horrible interface to an alleged wealth of statistical info on science and engineering. I found the site slow, cludgy and designed around 1965 run off of candle power.  From their website:”The WebCASPAR database provides easy access to a large body of statistical data resources for science and engineering (S&E) at U.S. academic institutions. WebCASPAR emphasizes S&E, but its data resources also provide information on non-S&E fields and higher education in general. ”

The Complete Work of Charles Darwin — Charles Darwin’s published works,  search-able and available online. He’s still old and his works still ramble. Scanning didn’t help him much.

USGS Real-Time Water Data — Real-time map of streamflow and water quality data of the USA’s rivers and reservoirs.

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program — Showing real-time earthquake data. Focus on US but covers world as well.

IEEE Publications (Commercial) — Contains over 1.4 million documents from the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers.

Society of Petroleum Engineers Archive (Commercial) — Petroleum engineers technical papers.

Arxivarxiv.org/ — Cornell University repository. Access to 700,000+  technical papers on everything from quantitative biology to computer science. Appears to offer full text in several formats.

VADLO – www.vadlo.com/ — Life Science Search Engine. Very hit and miss. Don’t have high expectations.

Deep Dyve  (Commercial) — www.deepdyve.com   DeepDyve has aggregated millions of articles across thousands of journals from the world’s leading publishers, including Springer, Nature Publishing Group, Wiley-Blackwell and more. Haven’t paid the premium to give it a test ride, if someone has, please write a review below.

Data Mining Data sources – http://www.kdnuggets.com/datasets/index.html  – Links to gobs of free and commercial datasets used for data mining.

 

Transportation

FAA Flight Delay Information — A map of the United States with flight delay information from the nation’s largest airports.

NTSB Accident Database and Synopses — The National Transportation Safety Board’s database of aviation accidents, ranging from 1962 to present.

NTSB Aviation Accident Database— Aviation accident data from the National Transportation Safety Board

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration — A database of car and car part defects, searchable by item number or car make and model.

SaferCar.gov — Crash test safety ratings for automobiles since 1990.

flightwise.com — Real-time flight tracking, with support for Google Earth.

FlightAware — Fee flight tracking with history, graphs, and maps.

History

Ohio State – Compiles lots of Civil War info on troop movements, camps, battles, etc.

 

Cyber War / InfoSec

Iron Geek irongeek.com — An excellent library of videos explaining many facets of InfoSec and hacking & security

Security Tube – securitytube.net — A large library of videos covering many topics in InfoSec, cyberwar, and most of the hacking conferences.

DefCon — The main hackers Con, so well known that now the Feds send their folks here and it has become a wild west training ground for coming trends. Archives go back to Defcon 1. They are now on Defcon 20, I think.

semanticommunity.info– General military hardware overview. Some deeper links to deep web

Shodan – The deep web search for what things are connected to the internet.  Controversial, but a good tool.

Hey people, we are cool folks here! If you know of a useful deep web resource, put a comment below and share the love!

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Add clip art to your file


Which version of Office are you using on your PC?

  • Which version of Office are you using on your PC?
  • Microsoft 365, 2019
  • Office 2016, 2013
  • Office 2010

Insert clip art

In the newer versions of Office, there’s no longer a clip art library, but Office still helps you insert clip art.

STEP 1:
Select Insert > Online Pictures

(In Outlook, when you’re using the Reading pane, there isn’t an Insert menu. Click Pop Out In the Outlook Reading pane, select Pop Out at the top of the message, and then you'll be able to use the Insert menu. and then you’ll see the Insert menu.)

STEP 2:
Type a word or phrase to describe what you’re looking for, then press Enter.

STEP 3:
Filter the results by Type for Clipart.

STEP 4:
Select a picture.

STEP 5:
Select Insert.

That’s it!

The image is inserted in your Office document.

Checkmark

Clip art and copyright

The licensing filter (Creative Commons only or All) can help you choose images that are appropriate for the use you have in mind. (Read about Creative Commons licenses here.)

When using pictures or clip art from Bing, you’re responsible for respecting copyright, and the license filter in Bing can help you choose which images to use.

Free image library: the Pickit add-in

Another option is to install an Office add-in named Pickit that puts free, licensed clip art in Office.

Click a section title below to open it and read detailed instructions.

  1. Open the Office app you want to add Pickit it to (Word, PowerPoint, or Excel).

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Add-ins group, select Store.

    The Office Add-ins dialog box opens.

  3. In the dialog box, use the Search box to look for Pickit Free Images.

  4. Click the Add button for Pickit Free Images.

  5. Close the Office Add-ins dialog box.

    Pickit may take a few moments to be “loaded” into the Office app. When it’s done, a message appears at the bottom of your app window telling you so.

    At the far right end of the ribbon, on the Home tab, you’ll see the circular pink Pickit icon:

Once Pickit is on your computer, you can find pictures with it as described here:

  1. On the Home tab of the Ribbon, in the Pickit section at the far right, select the Free Images button.

    The Pickit Free Images task panel opens on the right side of the application window.

  2. On the pink toolbar near the top, use the second tab, the Pickit market, to browse for images.

Pickit lets you browse images in several ways:

  • There’s a search box (callout A in the picture) where you can type keywords such as flower, clipart, and business.

  • A set of featured collections (B) just below the Search box. The set includes a Clip Art Characters collection.

  • There are 25 collections (C) organized by Pickit.

  • There are numerous user collections (D) to browse.

  • There are 35 categories (E) of images (such animals and pets, cities and places, music and instruments, and transportation) you can choose from at the bottom of the task panel.

New kinds of clip art for Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 doesn’t have traditional clip art anymore, but subscribers get two fresh kinds of art in its place—icons and 3D models, available on the Insert tab of the ribbon, near where the Clip Art button used to be:

Icons are ready-made images that you can insert, pivot, rotate, color, and resize (with no loss of quality).

To read about icons, see Insert SVG images and icons.

3D graphics look alive and can be rotated to any position you like.

To read about these 3D images, see Get creative with 3D models.

Voice clips instead of clip art

Looking for information about adding an audio clip to a slide? See Add or delete audio in your PowerPoint presentation.

Feedback

If an online clip art library is a feature you’d like to see brought back to Office, please send us your feedback.

Insert clip art

In Office 2013 and Office 2016, there’s no longer a clip art library, but Office still helps you insert clip art.

STEP 1:
Select Insert > Online Pictures

(In Outlook, when you’re using the Reading pane, there isn’t an Insert menu. Click Pop Out In the Outlook Reading pane, select Pop Out at the top of the message, and then you'll be able to use the Insert menu. and then you’ll see the Insert menu.)

STEP 2:
Type a word or phrase to describe what you’re looking for, then press Enter.

STEP 3:
Filter the results by Type for Clipart.

STEP 4:
Select a picture.

STEP 5:
Select Insert.

That’s it!

The image is inserted in your Office document.

Checkmark

Clip art and copyright

The licensing filter (Creative Commons only or All) can help you choose images that are appropriate for the use you have in mind. (Read about Creative Commons licenses here.)

When using pictures or clip art from Bing, you’re responsible for respecting copyright, and the license filter in Bing can help you choose which images to use.

Free image library: the Pickit add-in

Another option is to install an Office add-in named Pickit that puts free, licensed clip art in Office.

Click a section title below to open it and read detailed instructions.

  1. Open the Office app you want to add Pickit it to (Word, PowerPoint, or Excel).

  2. On the Insert tab, in the Add-ins group, select Store.

    The Office Add-ins dialog box opens.

  3. In the dialog box, use the Search box to look for Pickit Free Images.

  4. Click the Add button for Pickit Free Images.

  5. Close the Office Add-ins dialog box.

    Pickit may take a few moments to be “loaded” into the Office app. When it’s done, a message appears at the bottom of your app window telling you so.

    At the far right end of the ribbon, on the Home tab, you’ll see the circular pink Pickit icon:

Once Pickit is on your computer, you can find pictures with it as described here:

  1. On the Home tab of the Ribbon, in the Pickit section at the far right, select the Free Images button.

    The Pickit Free Images task panel opens on the right side of the application window.

  2. On the pink toolbar near the top, use the second tab, the Pickit market, to browse for images.

Pickit lets you browse images in several ways:

  • There’s a search box (callout A in the picture) where you can type keywords such as flower, clipart, and business.

  • A set of featured collections (B) just below the Search box. The set includes a Clip Art Characters collection.

  • There are 25 collections (C) organized by Pickit.

  • There are numerous user collections (D) to browse.

  • There are 35 categories (E) of images (such animals and pets, cities and places, music and instruments, and transportation) you can choose from at the bottom of the task panel.

New kinds of clip art for Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 doesn’t have traditional clip art anymore, but subscribers get two fresh kinds of art in its place—icons and 3D models, available on the Insert tab of the ribbon, near where the Clip Art button used to be:

Icons are ready-made images that you can insert, pivot, rotate, color, and resize (with no loss of quality).

To read about icons, see Insert SVG images and icons.

3D graphics look alive and can be rotated to any position you like.

To read about these 3D images, see Get creative with 3D models.

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Looking for information about adding an audio clip to a slide? See Add or delete audio in your PowerPoint presentation.

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How Do Search Engines Work?

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SEO 101: How Search Engines Work

So much of your business depends on being visible in the search engines. You’d like to try to understand this thing that has so much power over your success.

But figuring out how search engines work can be really confusing. And it’s not just you.

There’s a whole industry based around trying to understand which sites rank for which reasons, and even the information we do know is changing all the time.

We can’t provide an extensive rundown of how the Google algorithm works for you (no one can), but we can provide some basic information on how search engines work that may help remove some of the mystery. Here are a few of the main things you should know.

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The Search Engine’s Goals

The first thing to understand about how search engines work is that their priority is providing the best possible results for what the searcher is looking for.

When it comes to the natural results, the search engine is not concerned about how much a particular website owner might want to grab those top spots or think you deserve it – they only care about the people searching.

By providing the information people need, a search engine can ensure those people keep coming back to use the site again. We know how well that’s worked for Google – many of us use it every day.

That primary goal leads into the secondary goal that generates the company’s profits: making money on ads. Businesses pay to advertise on search engines in large part because they know a huge number of people use them every day. As long as Google keeps its users satisfied and coming back, advertisers will continue to keep the company profitable.

So the search engine’s main concern is therefore how to make sure the results it delivers provide the most useful information for the consumer’s query. That’s where things start to get complicated.

 

Search Engine Index

For a search engine to be able to identify the right web page for every possible query (or come as close as possible to such a lofty goal), it has to have a record of all the possible web pages online, along with some understanding of what’s on each of them. To do that, search engines create a massive index of web pages.

This index attempts to identify and organize every website and web page on the web in a way that allows it to draw connections between the keywords people search for and the content included on each page.

On top of all that, it needs to be able to assign relative quality to different web pages that cover the same topic.  This is tricky since all of this is happening with machines. People have a hard enough time agreeing on what constitutes “quality” content, but search engines have to determine it based on factors that machines can measure objectively.

 

Website Crawlers

The first challenge of creating a search engine index is identifying all the web pages out there.

This part of the job is up to website crawlers. Each time a website crawler discovers a page, it crawls the page, collecting all the relevant information on it needed for the search engine index. With that page added to the index, it then uses every link on that page to find new pages to crawl.

how search engine web crawlers work

Website owners can speed up the process of getting a website crawled by the search engines by submitting a sitemap and using internal linking. This is the easy part.

 

Search Engine Algorithms

The second challenge of the search engine index is the much more complicated one: attributing relative value to all of the web pages.

If the website crawler finds 100,000 pages that include content on them it deems relevant to a specific term, how does the search engine decide what order to deliver those results in?

That’s where the search engine algorithm comes into play. Engineers at each of the big search engine companies have spent untold hours developing a complicated algorithm that uses a number of factors to assign relative value to websites and web pages.

 

Ranking Factors

While there are many different factors that go into determining exactly why one page will rank over another – many more than we can summarize here, and more even than the greatest SEO expert knows – we have an idea of some of the most important search engine ranking factors Google and the other search engines take into account:

  • Links – Links are the most important ranking factor, especially external links (those that point from one site to another) because every time another website links to yours, it signals to Google that there’s something authoritative or valuable on the page being linked to. When a web page that has a lot of other websites linking to it links to another site, that link is even more valuable because of the high authority the website already has. While everything else on this list matters, a LOT of determining rankings is based on the number and quality of links that point to a website.
  • Website age – Older websites are generally seen as being more trustworthy and authoritative than new ones.
  • Keywords – Search engines are always trying to provide the most relevant results, so they look for terms on the page related to the query of the person searching. The more you use related keywords, the more it signals to the search engine that your content is relevant.
  • Mobile usability – Google has been upfront about using mobile usability as a ranking factor. If your website looks awesome on desktop, but has never been optimized for mobile use, then it could hurt you in the rankings.
  • Page speedPeople are impatient and therefore so are the search engines. A slow-loading page will rank lower because of it.
  • Behavior data – Google tracks what people do once they get to the search engine results page (SERP). If someone clicks on a page and immediately backtracks – that’s a signal that the page didn’t provide what they were looking for. If instead they spend time on the page or even click through to different pages on the site once they get there, then it shows Google that the site provides value.

Google and the other search engines have provided some information about the ranking factors they use, but they generally keep pretty quiet about how their search engine algorithms work. They don’t want people trying to manipulate the results – something that’s long been a problem with black-hat SEO practitioners.

 

Search Engine Optimization

While there’s definitely a lot we don’t know about how search algorithms work, everything we do know has come to form the basis of the whole field of search engine optimization. SEO is competitive and you’re limited in what you can do to grab the rankings you most want for the keywords relevant to your business, but there’s still a lot you can control and do.

Our series on SEO basics will dive deeper into some of the ranking factors you can control and how to optimize your website to perform better in the search engines. Check back soon for the rest of the series.

Don’t miss the rest of the articles in our SEO 101 series!

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Kristen Hicks is an Austin-based freelance content writer and lifelong learner with an ongoing curiosity to learn new things. She uses that curiosity, combined with her experience as a freelance business owner, to write about subjects valuable to small business owners on the HostGator blog. You can find her on Twitter at @atxcopywriter.

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Measuring success of open source projects using web search engines

Weiss, Dawid (2005) Measuring success of open source projects using web search engines. In: The First International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2005), Genova, Italy.

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What makes an open source project successful?
In this paper we show that the traditional factors of success of open source projects, such as number of downloads, deployments or commits are sometimes inconvenient or even insufficient. We then correlate success of an open source project with its popularity on the Web. We show several ideas of how such popularity could be measured using Web search engines and provide experimental results from quantitative analysis of the proposed measures on representative large samples of open source projects from SourceForge.

Additional Information: What makes an open source project successful?
In this paper we show that the traditional factors of success of open source projects, such as number of downloads, deployments or commits are sometimes inconvenient or even insufficient. We then correlate success of an open source project with its popularity on the Web. We show several ideas of how such popularity could be measured using Web search engines and provide experimental results from quantitative analysis of the proposed measures on representative large samples of open source projects from SourceForge.
Keywords: Open source software, Search engines, Internet
Subjects: G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G610 Software Design
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G600 Software Engineering
Divisions: College of Science > School of Computer Science
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Deposited On: 24 Oct 2005

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The Apache Velocity Project

What is Velocity?

Velocity is a Java-based template engine. It permits anyone to use a simple yet powerful template language to reference objects defined in Java code.

When Velocity is used for web development, Web designers can work in parallel with Java programmers to develop web sites according to the Model-View-Controller (MVC) model, meaning that web page designers can focus solely on creating a site that looks good, and programmers can focus solely on writing top-notch code. Velocity separates Java code from the web pages, making the web site more maintainable over its lifespan and providing a viable alternative to Java Server Pages (JSPs) or PHP.

Velocity’s capabilities reach well beyond the realm of the web; for example, it can be used to generate SQL, PostScript and XML from templates. It can be used either as a standalone utility for generating source code and reports, or as an integrated component of other systems. For instance, Velocity provides template services for various web frameworks, enabling them with a view engine facilitating development of web applications according to a true MVC model.

The Apache Velocity Project

Velocity is a project of the Apache Software Foundation, charged with the creation and maintenance of open-source software related to the Apache Velocity Engine. All software created at the Velocity project is available under the Apache Software License and free of charge for the public.

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The Apache Software Foundation provides support for the Apache community of open-source software projects. The Apache projects are characterized by a collaborative, consensus based development process, an open and pragmatic software license, and a desire to create high quality software that leads the way in its field.

Apache Velocity Projects

Apache Velocity offers the following projects:

Velocity Engine ‐ This is the actual templating engine which does all the work. If you came here because you heard about Velocity somewhere on the web, this is probably the right place to start.

Velocity Tools ‐ This project contains tools and other useful infrastructure to build web and non-web application using the Velocity engine. You will find e.g. code for Struts integration or the standalone VelocityViewServlet here.

Project Release Version Alpha/Beta/RC Release Version
Velocity Engine 2.2 (currently none available)
Velocity Tools 3.0 (currently none available)

The release distribution is available as a combined source/binary distribution in tar.gz and zip formats, and can be downloaded from our download page.

For more information about the Apache Velocity Project, see

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