default to AND no nesting
phrase searching: use ""
use - for NOT use OR (or ORR) for OR
Finds pages that have the query in the HTML title element. For instance: intitle: searching.
Finds pages that have the query somewhere in the URL
(host name, path, or filename). For instance: inurl: searching.
Finds pages from the designated Web site. This is just a domain limit.
Top level domain must be included. Paths and file names
cannot be included. An additional search term must be used.
Try a term from the domain name for the most comprehensive
results. A search like "searchlores site:searchlores.org" will
how many pages there are for a specific site.
Should find pages that have the query
somewhere in the anchor texts. Does not always work. For instance: inlink: searchlores
Best search engine for relevance, along with google and fast, smaller index, tough.
Using its (advanced) "Date page was modified" options when searching, together with the
"Geographic region" options
you will be able to hear a quite good signal!
Example string: http://s.teoma.com/search?q=%22advanced+searching%22&qcat=1&qsrc=0&Search.x=27&Search.y=11
Askjeeves foray into real searching. Has an useful 'folder'
collation à la Northernlight, recently updated algos,
on 'topic authorities'. Do not forget to click
the [Refine] options, and
try the advanced search.
Try to understand that teoma algos are DIFFERENT than google's. Teoma
breaks the Internet into "related communities". Here you do not need to
find the correct angles for the best search,
here you search and then REFINE (drill into your own search! One, two,
three times if necessary... try it!)
advanced teoma!! (& advanced search tips)
Because you can refine, refine, refine... and that's it!
This is NOT just a simple "search within these results" thingy: You will be
automagically finding what you were
looking for. No need to 'prepare' your search strings beforehand. Best choice for
starting a query on BROAD topics. Teoma adds authority to search results through
its specific algos (known as "Subject-Specific Popularity"), a sort of 'community based' approach,
that takes account of community 'islands' (or 'clusters') on the web.
Teoma finds all sorts of communities (including "bad" ones).
Because Teoma is resistant to index spamming
(a huge problem for Google). Teoma's usage of links, link context,
page context, and community context, makes their algos
quite "spamming proof".
Why Teoma? Because Teoma
misspellings and offers corrections that help improve the relevance
and precision of any search results. Because Teoma shows
the context of search terms as they
actually appear on the referenced Web pages.
Because Teoma has advanced search
capabilities, that allow to refine a query using
specific criteria such as exact phrase, page location, geographic
region, domain and site, date, search within results and word filter. Because they eliminated
all crap advertisement banners and interstitials (popups) in January 2003 (they still have paid results in the SERPs, though).
Because while Google's 'global linking' gives credit to every link equally,
Teoma (should) instead find 'the links that count'... and count them.
Because Teoma "creates on the fly clusters of web pages into topic specific web communities"
Broad topics galore:
If you are looking for some broader topic, then you start using
teoma and refine, refine, refine.
Out of beta in only in april 2002...
...and already a major contender! Started by a team of scientists
from Rutgers University, Teoma was acquired by Ask Jeeves
in September 2001. You may be interested in this essay that
evaluates and checks
ask jeeves' capabilities.
Teoma's database is stale?:
Does not seem to be updated as often as it should.
Paid crap smuggled inside SERPs?:
Teoma should by all means put a nice "check mark" next to the paid crap results
they are smuggling inside the SERPs.
Else people will stick to google
and fast. Their "results" are padded full of commercial interests,
to change, else there is no point in using Teoma.
A very limited Boolean searching is offered.
Teoma defaults to AND between search terms and
supports the use of - for NOT.
OR (or ORR)
can be used for any OR operation, and it must be in upper case.
No nesting is available, so advanced searching OR datamining
is processed as (advanced AND searching) OR datamining.
No truncations allowed. Searches are not case sensitive. No cache.
No unclustering (only the first two results per domain are listed).