Emailing a Google Custom Search Engine

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Google Custom Search

Did you know you can email a custom search engine to a colleague? Google provides us with a piece of HTML source code to include on a site, which you can also just save as an HTML file. You can then email it to someone as an attachment. If you have a team of sourcers, it’s a nice way to share searching techniques.

Take a look at the file I have attached to this post and guess what it searches. 🙂
Experts – can you guess which two links are included and which one link is excluded in it?

Webinar: Google-Based Sourcing

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Join us for a Webinar on March 30
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/993401131
Google-Based Sourcing

Google remains the Tsar of search engines.
75% of hiring managers and recruiters Google candidates.

We will discuss all facets of using Google search for sourcing, including new features introduced by Google in December 2009 and in 2010.
We will start from the basics and go to the advanced and creative techniques. The webinar will be useful for sourcers, recruiters, and anybody interested in online lead generation.
Prerequisite: experience searching on Google.

* Boolean syntax
* Operators and Special Characters
* Creative Use of Special Characters for Sourcing
* Finding email addresses
* Targeting Geography
* Finding Lists and Directories
* X-raying Zoominfo, Jigsaw, Spoke, Scribd and other useful sites
* Using the Date Range
* Real Time Search
* Google’s Social Search
* Custom Search Engine Basics
* Productivity Techniques

All webinars come with one month of unlimited Q&A over email.

Date: Tuesday, March 30
Time: noon EST/ 9 am PST
Length: 90 min
Price: $79

7 New Google Search Features

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Did you notice these new features on Google?

1. Search within a Date Range and Sort by Date.

While this was available to “geeks” before, Google has made this really simple now. Pick a date range from the search results page using the “show options” link.

Important! If you pick a date range (say, search posts within the last year), Google allows you to sort by date.  If you have over 1,000 results, this allows you to see the 1,000 most recent results as opposed to the  “most relevant” as decided by Google.

You can also use the cool graphical UI for “timeline” available under the “show options”.

2. Search Nearby.

Looking for resumes? You can search for your usual “intitle:resume OR inurl:resume” and then just select the target geographical area and not worry about area codes, zip codes and all that!

Let’s not get too excited though: the Nearby search on Google will only pick up some results; a lot of those will be from local universities. If you would like fuller coverage you may want to use all those area codes, zip codes and city names just as you used to.

3.  “Images from the page”. Please note, this is different than the image search. This will help you decide which pages to view; there are other creative uses that I will write about later.

4. Page previews is another cool option.

5. Pages Not Yet Visited (as if Google had heard a question from the audience at the recent #trusource event in London!)

6. Option to Search in Discussions

Remember reading about clever Boolean strings that bring up forum posts? No need to try very hard now since Google provides that. The options are: 1) Forums 2) Q&A. You can also sort by date and choose between short, medium and long posts.

7. Updates (real time search) Google introduced it about 2 months ago. The recent addition to your real time results now include facebook and myspace, in addition to twitter.

Please note: you can’s access some of these features from the Advanced dialog and can’t have Google alerts send you based on these selections. You need to be on the results page to access the features. If you are technically inclined, try noticing the URLs of your search results and you can then create prepackaged strings for reuse.

Happy Googling!

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#SourceCon Quiz Explanation and Sourcing Q&A

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Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/825565755
This free webinar if for all participants of the Sourcing Quiz published on the Boolean Strings network.

We will go through the 10 questions and talk about Boolean Syntax and helpful hints, followed by a general online sourcing Q&A period.

Any questions, please email me at irina@braingainrecruiting.com

Title: SourceCon Quiz Explanation and Sourcing Q&A
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM PST / noon – 12:50 PM EST
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Boolean Strings Made Easy, Updated for 2010

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Join us for a Webinar on February 1
Space is limited.
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Overcoming the Challenges for Boolean “beginners”
Basic and “Basic Plus” search engine syntax
* Logic
* Special Characters
* Operators
Google vs. other engines
Search engines vs. Metasearch engines
Typical mistakes to be aware of
Sourcing strategy  – including:
* Searching LinkedIn from Google
* Searching Twitter from Google
What’s New in 2010
Resources

This webinar will help beginners to get going and intermediate level sourcers to refresh their knowledge and enhance their toolbox. It contains some unique, very practical material.

Monday Feb 1st noon EST
Price: $79 for 90 minutes
Includes one month of unlimited support over email

Title: Boolean Strings Made Easy, Updated for 2010
Date: Monday, February 1, 2010
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PST/noon-1:30 EST

Boolean and Semantic Search for Recruiters – Dec 29th 2 PM EST

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Boolean and Semantic Search for Recruiters
Join us for a Webinar on December 29
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Boolean Search Syntax for Recruiting
* Google
* Search Engines
* Metasearch Engines
* Social Networks
* People Search Engines
Elements of Advanced Boolean Syntax
What is Semantic Search?
* Boolean vs. Semantic
* Semantic Search Aspects
– Word Proximity
– Abbreviations
– Synonyms
– Keyword clouds
* Semantic Features
– Web Search Engines
– Social Networks
* Semantic Search Engines
* Semantic Search Tools for Recruiters
Resources

Length: 90 min
Cost: $79, includes unlimited Q&A over email for one month

Title: Boolean and Semantic Search for Recruiters
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Time: 11:00 AM PST/ 2 PM EST

Deep Web for Recruiters

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Join us for a Webinar on December 8
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https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/122822563

“The deep Web is several orders of magnitude larger than the surface Web” – Wikipedia

What is Deep Web?
Deep Web vs. WWW
Exploring and Searching the Deep Web
• Dynamic content
• Protected sites
• Limited access content
• Unlinked pages
• Multimedia
• Social Networks
o LinkedIn
o Ning
• Vertical Search Engines
Semantic Deep Web
Resources

 

Length: 50 min
Cost: $49 includes one month of support over email

Title: Deep Web for Recruiters
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Time: 9:00 AM – 9:50 AM PST