Hack: Search for Female Names with This CSE

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Are you searching for diversity? Using the same “synonyms” trick as described in Hack: Use 500 Keywords, Not 32, on Google, I have created a Custom Search Engine that looks for the 50 most popular women’s names. Add location, title, or skills, and you will get a list of women’s LinkedIn profiles with the required qualities.

Example search: python developer bay area. Here is what it looks like:

The results may have false positives, but the majority will be on target.

You can create other diversity CSEs using synonyms, for example, a list of Latino last names, or African-American colleges. Let me know if you want me to make one for you.

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  1. Search for Female Names with This CSE.


    I would like a CSE like this. What are your conditions for creating a CSE like this with Norwegian names? Alternatively, can you tell me how I do it myself. Where do I start?

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