33 more: Precise Custom Searches by Sites and Across

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Google Custom (Programmable) Engines are capable of finding particular values (such as someone’s location or employer) precisely with the aid of special search operators. The precise filtering ability is based on the “objects” defined by Schema.org – such as Person, Organization, or Place – which site creators can embed in the page code. The “custom” search operators are written as more:pagemap:<custom …

Search for US Voters with Custom Search Engines #OSINT

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US Voters site https://voterrecords.com contains public information. Each record has the voter’s name and other info such as addresses, and, potentially, emails, phone numbers, and gender. The site has the data for sixteen US states. For many professionals who are not on LinkedIn or are barely online altogether, the voters’ info provides Sourcers with a way to reach out to …

Custom Search Engines’ Filters – Gitlab Example

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Gitlab, like Github, is a platform providing a Version Control System, allowing Developers to collaborate on writing code. It claims to have 30+ MLN profiles, quite comparable to Github’s 60+ MLN. There are some differences in functionality and user profiles. (If you source for Developers, the below search syntax examples might help in finding results – scroll down to see …

Three New Custom Search Engines

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I admire the evolving technology of Google Custom Search Engines (CSEs). By guessing some clever terms and operator combinations, over time, we have been able to un-dig (for example) loads of contact lists of passive candidates within every industry we get sourcing requests in. The best part of CSEs is that they make the web structured. In a sense, CSEs …

Custom Search Boolean Formula

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I have run across Boolean Cookies (the ones you eat). Going to order some! Discoveries await you if you study Google Custom Search Engines. Very interestingly, as I have determined bases on tests, Custom Search Engine more: operators support a different order of Boolean operators compared to Google. On Google, ORs have the highest priority On CSEs, ANDs have the …

40 Custom Search Engines

eBook, soon to be released: Custom Search – Discover more: A Complete Guide to Google Programmable Search Engines (Amazon; publisher: Francis and Taylor) Here are most of the currently working Custom Search Engines I have created. The links have been spread over various posts and conversations, and I felt it was time to bring them all together. (To my disappointment, …

15 Unique Features of Custom Search Engines

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As my friends know, I have been fascinated by Google’s Custom Search Engines (CSEs) for years. I have met several colleagues who have become as addicted to CSEs as I am; I feel as if we belong to a tribe. 🙂 I remain disappointed by the apparent CSEs’ low penetration into our industry tools. Part of the undeserved unpopularity is …

17 Custom Search Engines

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Here are some Google Custom Search Engines for Sourcing I have created: Google No-Captchas(a.k.a. Search Like a Human) Public link: Search Like a Human– just search for anything without being tested for not being a bot Email Formats – use to discover email patterns for any corporation LinkedIn – Countries– X-Rays LinkedIn profiles; offers a dozen refinements by country Emails in …