The importance of getting to your signal 'behind' the main search engines is
quite evident. Remeber, though, that among our [scrolls]
you will find various possibilities to query local search engines on the web...
Specific for www.searchlores.org we have: 1) A "sitemap"
for wanderers (wait for upload and gasp in awe) 2)
Our amazing "namazu" search engine: [search @ fravia]
"local" (or specialised) search engines are extremely important to fetch info. Freepages
stats applications and all other finalized search engines...
that you can use at leisure... for fun, study purposes, "strafing", slowbombing
and/or knowledge profit. This page of mine is meant only giving you an idea of
the many 'local' treasures you can dif out on the Web.
A very important Project:
[oslse] (The Open Source Local Search Engines Project) on our swiss server.
Don't underestimate smut-search engines as
learning tools! Go to the Webmasters / chatboard & lounges part of
this smut search engine in order to learn how these idiots are
trapping lusers to their ads-infernos...
Don't underestimate smut-search
engines as learning tools! ...
Type in the acronym to search for without periods or quotes (example:
Cut and paste following example (and edit):
OLGA Search Engine (courtesy of P.Cook)
If searching for a
song or a band, simply enter the name. Eg 'dont think twice' 'pearl
jam'. If searching for an individual artist, (or a band named after
an individual artist) enter the last name (and then, if you want, the
first name.) Eg 'cohen leonard' 'piaf edith' 'conte paolo'.
How important this can be! A thousand "voluntary operators" at your disposal!
See also [The importance of Webrings for combing purposes]. You'll use this approach
again and again once you'll have
understood the limits of the 'main' search engines :-)
World of webrings
World of Webrings
"This web site is the result of the collaborative effort of some experienced ringmasters engaged
in the webring community"
Woah! Say... have you ever tried some "homepage fishing"? Have a go and lemme know what you think... Freepage providers are
of course pavid commecial bastards, that you should avoid at all cost for real
publishing purposes... BUT NOT for searching purposes. Infact these
clowns will ruthlessly use everything you post, they will track
(cowardly & hiddenly) any visit to your site, and at the same time they will be pleased to nuke
your site -just in case- as soon as they realize that you are offering for free
something that they would like to sell... yet they are not very clever, Gott sei dank, and
their grepping bots are quite simple &
silly (or worse). Therefore ~S~eekers can still
find -through these very "free" sites' specific search engines- a lotta
"hidden" sites with valuable
(if scattered) info... yet you better understand the
An interesting trick (by sonofsamiam) in order to rank, for instance,
all geocities pages
(are they really 132150?) through the following querystring:
Note the rank order... and note that we loose only relatively few pages
(less than 4%!) if
we omit the numbers
in our searchstring:
this "number rarity" (only 7% of the pages: 9242) proves once more how PREDICTABLE the
stringpatterns are inside webpages...
Fortunecity is a collection of free pages, launched in
November 1996, transformed from a UK-based (London) company into a
operator with main strongholds in UK, Sweden and Germany.
France's Citeweb. 3,5 million sites, growing.