Answers To All Exercises

02 Web Search Ans 01

by samooresamoore (16 Sep 2009 04:31)

For Yahoo, I got 434,000,000. There are many ads that come up addressing climate change, what people can do to "live green," as well as some news results farther down in the list.
For Ask, I got 13,500,000. oish330oish330
For Google, 44,700,000 WdchenWdchen

For Google, i recieved 45,300,000 search results for [climate change] regardless of if I was signed in or out of my google account. However, when I was signed in the adwords (sponsored results) were entirely different and more focused on ann arbor-based sites. mkeagymkeagy

For Googe - Images, 122,000,000 results dabilendabilen
For Bing, I got 59,500,000 results. imontyimonty
For Compfight, i got 11,680 images campandrcampandr
On bing, there are sponsored sites at the top and bottom of the page as well as to the right. To the left, there are related search results and a search history. There were a total of 60,300,000 search returns. ranfanranfan

Search [climate change]
Google found 44,800,000 results for [climate change] in 0.25 seconds. The general layout of the page consists of 10 results listed on the first page with news, blog, book, and video results as well. At the bottom of the page, it provides some other searches that are related to [climate change] and on the right hand side, sponsored links are provided. All of the results vary with climate change and EPA is the first of the results, followed by many other articles dealing with the same issue.

Yahoo found 434,000,000 results for [climate change] in 0.18 seconds. The format looks generally the same as compared to Google, with the exception that there are separate tabs for Images and Video located at the top. The sponsorship links are located at the top, right, and bottom of the page and Yahoo also provides an “Also try” at the top and bottom. The first result begins with the EPA, and continues with other various articles relating to climate change.

Bing found 60,600,000 results for [climate change]. Once again the layout is the same as the previous two. There is an images result at the bottom of the page, a related search bar at the left, sponsored sites at the top, right, and bottom, but this time, there are no news results. Bing also begins the results with EPA with other scientific articles to follow.

Ask found 13,500,000 results for [climate change]. The format of the page appears to be much simpler than any of the others, with the definition of climate change right at the top, along with overview, resources, and actions links. Related searches are on the top left and sponsorship links are on the top and bottom of the page. Ask provides the news results once again, and in addition, there are also questions links. With the other three, the EPA was at the top of the list, but here, Wikipedia is at the top. Other articles are relevant, but they are different, whether in a good or bad way, compared to the other search engines.

02 Web Search Ans 02

by tfornerotfornero (16 Sep 2009 05:04)

For Bloglines I got 583,800
For Technorati I got 66,191. Also gives a suggestion to check out the Green Channel page with a link. Let's you know when the blog was created/updated. ie. 14 minutes ago, 1 hour ago, etc.
For Google Blog Search I got 20,597,231.
At Google Blog Search, 2 of the first 10 results were related to climate change and its effects on specific products (beer & coffee). There was only one really scientific result - titled "Can Prehistoric Fossils Predict Climate Change?"

For Google Blog Search, I retrieved 20,499,368 results. The first two results were nearly identical and both focused on the effects climate change will have on GDP by the year 2030. The third result was entitled "Climate Change Depresses Beer Drinkers" and was about climate change's negative effects on beer quality. While I'm sure many agreee that beer quality is important, I feel there are many more consequential effects of climate change that might be worthy of being in the top results. mkeagymkeagy

I would expect more detailed queries on a blog searches. I saw videos about climate change on Technorati and a graph of this topic mentioned by day.

Technorati: 66,195. It brings up many blogs, and orders them by how recently updated they were.
It also shows a small thumbnail of the blog page. It also gives some video results for the search.
Google Blog Search: 20,597,270 results. It offers search options to sort by published date, browse the
top stories, gives related blogs, and an option to search the web from the Blog Search page. At the bottom,
you can search the web again, get email alerts, and add blogs to your iGoogle page. Many of the blogs I
saw were the same as on Technorati.
Bloglines: 583,600 results. Again, a broad array of results, sorted by updated time. It offers an RSS feed
link on the side, along with other matching feeds, such as BBC, and matching news results. mike_danhofmike_danhof

For Technorati, I found 66,297 results for [climate change]. This type of site produces results that are blog entries. The first three have the words climate change highlighted in yellow, followed by several that don’t and then on and off. In terms of searching for facts, you probably won’t find much here. These are just other bloggers who do some postings, which some of it may be fact, while others are opinion. There are videos posted, sponsorship links on the right, blog post mentions by day on the right as well, and tags.

Google blog search found 20,597,212 results for [climate change] in 0.23 seconds. Once again, similar to Technorati, these are blogs posted by individuals. You are able to sort by the time frame in which the articles were published on the left and choose related blogs at the top. This site is a lot less appealing than Technorati in terms of webpage design.

Blog lines found 583,800 posts for [climate change]. The site features a listed of 10 results on each page, listed according to the time that it was published, with the most recent first. An RSS feed is offered, along with a Matching News section, all aligned on the right hand side.

All of these blog sites produce different results, because they are all separate from one another with different users on each. One might expect to use a blog search when looking for opinions and/or predictions about certain topics.

02 Web Search Ans 03

by kfreelskfreels (15 Sep 2009 02:33)

For Silobreaker, news results are categorized by the 'entity' it came from, such as a keyphrase of Global Warming/Climate Change or a specific person kfreelskfreels

For Blinkx, I got 162,000 results, all videos related to climate change and allow you see thumbnails of the video running so you can more easily identify which video you want

For Compfight, I got 11,680 images campandrcampandr

For Yahoo Directory, I got 7,041 and gave a list of related directory categories campandrcampandr

SiloBreaker is a search engine that would primarily be used if an individual wanted information that pertained to news articles. After completing the search of [climate change], there appeared to be search entities containing these key words and an approximate count of results accordingly. Other than that, many news articles appear within the search, along with blogs, audio, video, some quotes near the bottom, and various documents. The three phrases that SiloBreaker uses to describe itself include; news search, analysis, and insight.

Blinkx produced 162,000 results for the search [climate change]. Upon hitting “Go” to initiate the search, the list of videos appears and the first one automatically begins playing. 10 videos are listed on a page and there is even a spot for you to drag several videos into place and make a playlist. Blinkx would definitely be a search engine for someone looking for various types of videos.

CompFight resulted in 11,682 pictures for the search [climate change]. Apparently CompFight compiles the pictures from flickr into this easily accessible website for people who want to find pictures of all sorts. All the pictures are just laid out on the page, with no specific type of formatting.

Yahoo Directory came up with 73 results from the search [climate change]. Someone who wants detailed information without having to search much further would use this type of directory. The benefit of using the Web directory as opposed to the full text search engine is that the results seem to be more relevant and useful to the search. At the top of the page, it gives you a listing of the various categories and then various sites that deal with climate change. On the right hand side, there are also, as usual, the sponsor results.

02 Web Search Ans 04

by bavidarbavidar (15 Sep 2009 02:37)


When I searched Google for Gerald Ford, 3,250,000 searches were returned. They consisted of 10 links, video results, images, related searches, but suprisingly no Sponsored Links. The information consisted mostly of biographical information. The search took 0.9 seconds.

When I searched Google for Gerald Ford but not automotive and not cars (using the syntax -automotive -cars) 3,040,000 results were returned. The results consisted of 10 links and video results like before, but added books and news articles. And now it took .11 seconds.

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For Bing, when I searched for Gerald Ford 27,400,000 results were returned
Without "Automotive" and "Cars", 25,300,000 results were returned

For Ask, with key words and without key words turned up the same number of results 1,310,000.. not sure what I'm doing wrong here.

For 256 with just the name, 230 results without key words

On, 6,830,000 for just the name, 5,820,000 without key words

The information included his bio, foundations, museums, and at the bottom, a little picture with his basic information .. so for the two searches, there wasn't much of a difference due to the majority being biographical information.


Bing produced a result of 8,260,000 for the search [Gerald Ford]. The page layout consists of some images at the top, a couple various websites, and then sites dealing with speeches, quotes, biography, family, accomplishments, and lastly videos. A quick reference is on the left hand side with the categories separate, a related searches bar, and a search history.

Bing produced a result of 6,300,000 for the search of [Gerald Ford NOT automotive NOT cars]. We would expect the results to be less because of the restrictions placed on the search. This time, the only two categories that are listed include Images and Videos, with various sites in between the two. The Related Searches and Search History toolbars remain at the left hand side.

Ask produced 1,310,000 results for the search of [Gerald Ford]. The page begins with a brief intro to who Gerald Ford was and is then followed by some sponsorship links. Then images and questions about Gerald Ford are next with several related sites in between.

Ask produced 1,310,000 results for [Gerald Ford –automotive –cars]. Could this be the right syntax for the Ask search engine? With identical results, I would think not, but in trying the Syntax of [Gerald Ford NOT automotive NOT cars] I was getting the results that included them.

Yahoo Directory found 591 results for [Gerald Ford] in 0.15 seconds. The layout is pretty basic with related directory categories at the top and 10 various sites on the page. There appears to be no sponsorship sites.

Yahoo Directory found 518 results for [Gerald Ford –automotive –cars] in 0.20 seconds. It is quite obvious why there are less results and why the search resulted in a slightly longer time. The search engine was narrowing down our search. Overall, the format of the page, however, is the same.

Yahoo found 15,700,000 results for [Gerald Ford] in 0.17 seconds. The format of this page is relatively simple with the first 10 websites listed and other relevant search options listed conveniently at the top and bottom.

Yahoo found 12,400,000 for [Gerald Ford –automotive –cars] in 0.31 seconds. The format is identical to the page without the syntax with the exception of the restrictions.

02 Web Search Ans 05

by ranfanranfan (16 Sep 2009 05:46)

Google: 6,140,000 for intitle:"climate change"
Bing: 196,000 results 208,500 results 57 results 7,130,000 results


Google produced 12,900,000 results for change in 0.42 seconds
Bing produced 146,000,000 results for change
Ask produced 215,200 results for change
Yahoo Directory produced 99 results for change in 0.16 seconds
Yahoo produced 18,200,000 results for change in 0.12 seconds

For Google, I got 6,070,000 results for intitle:"climate change" - search took .35 seconds kfreelskfreels
For Bing, I fot 145,000,000 results for intitle:climate change
Same answers as above for rest

Google produced 5,880,000 results for intitle:"climate change" in 0.58 seconds
For bing, I have got 679,000 results for intitle:"climate change" when I searched in Chinese interface ( default of bing on my computer), but i get 891,000 results when I switched to English interface. Both of the searches were set to get results which are in English though.
For, I have got 208,500 results
For yahoo directory I got 56 results in 0.16 seconds
For yahoo, I have 7,140,000 results in 0.23 seconds
One difference I discovered among these search engines is that google, bing and yahoo don't present any related links in my search, while yahoo directory shows the related searches above the results and ask shows them at the right hand side.

I entered "allintitle: climate change" and got 6,910,000 results from Google.
I entered "intitle: climate intitle: change" and got 252,000 results from Bing. I'm a little confused by Bing - their commercials seem to imply that their search engine, unlike Google, wouldn't carry seemingly random, sponsored results. However, the very first thing I saw when I made this search was a sponsored site titled "How to Build Solar Panels." Maybe I got the wrong idea from the commercial, but I don't see much difference between Bing and Google yet in terms of quality of experience.

02 Web Search Ans 06

by jenmmartjenmmart (16 Sep 2009 05:12)

"climate change"

For Google, I got 67,800 results.
For Bing, I got 255,000 results.
For Ask, I got 12,300 results.

I got 55,500 results in Ask.
I got 1,950,000 results in Bing.
I got 71,800 results in Google.

**using this query: climate change

Google produced 372,000 for [climate] in 0.17 seconds.
Bing produced 151 for [climate], while [climate change:] with a space produced 5,430,000
Ask produced 236,000 for [climate]

*Using "climate change"*

Bing: 261,000 results
Google: 68,800 results
Yahoo: 26,000 results
Ask: 12,300 results

Looks like spaces and quotations can make a big difference.

02 Web Search Ans 07

by rolay117rolay117 (16 Sep 2009 03:32)

In google, I got 3,390,000
For Google, I got 12,700,000. My search was "climate change"
Was this too broad? aegreenaegreen
For some reason, when I searched this in google, I only got 1,630,000… Not really sure why I would get so many less results…

In Google 7,130,000 I did climate change site: .gov
In Bing 12,300,000
I got 7,130,000

Google produced 2,440,000 for [climate change:gov] in 0.38 seconds.
Bing produced 13,100,000 for [climate change:gov]
Ask produced 2,376,000 for [climate change:gov]

I did climate change
In google I got 12,400,000 results in 0.28 seconds. However, the first few results are not that related to climate change itself. Instead they are about some global change fund.

In bing I got far less results. I got 19 and almost all results are not relevant and doesn't appear in a government site.

Same thing happened in ask. I got 1770 results and most are not relevant.


02 Web Search Ans 08

by aegreenaegreen (16 Sep 2009 05:15)

There were about 1,490,000 results. aegreenaegreen
For google, I got 13,700 results.

Google produced 1,490,000 for [climate change inurl:library] in 0.28 seconds.

I got 1,460,000 results. There are some links to scholarly articles above the results which may be somewhat useful to users.

Google gave me 1,430,000 results. I saw on the first page that all the links were .edu, .gov, or the like. None seemed to be .com.

02 Web Search Ans 09

by joshuaaajoshuaaa (16 Sep 2009 03:33)

1,180 results for Google
I got 1,110,000 using this query: "link:" Did I do something wrong here?

Yup, you should have gotten only 1,180. It's because you have the space between : and http.

Google produced 1,180 results for [link:] in 0.25 seconds.


I got the 1,180 too in google


02 Web Search Ans 10

by robo24wolverinerobo24wolverine (16 Sep 2009 15:42)

Google and Bing provide stock price charts, and a couple of links to Yahoo Finance, Google Finance and MSN Money., on the other hand, has no chart, and only the first article is related to Ford. Afterwards, all other articles are related to other terms that start with F (Facebook, F-Secure, F[musical note], etc.)

Google produced 57,200,000 for [stocks: f] in 0.21 seconds
With Google, a search of just [F] will place the Google Finance data for Ford in the top spot, with Yahoo! Finance in second. However, none of the the further results on the first page are related to Ford. mkeagy
Bing produced 98,200,000 results for [quote f]
Ask produced 19,200,000 for [stocks: f]

I get 60,700,000 results for Google in 0.69 seconds
I get 227,000,000 results for Bing [quote:f] and 60,700,000 results for [quote: f] By adding a space in front of f and after the semi colon, I got a very different results. The earlier syntax produced quite a lot of unrelevant results for my search while the latter one can prodvide me with mostly useful information.
Ask produced results 42,800,000 [quote: f] and 76,700,000 results [stock:f] It seems like for ask, it is more appropriate to search the stock price by use the syntax [stock:] as I got more relevant result by using that syntax.

My Google search gave me 123,000,000 for stocks:F. Interestingly enough, I tried typing only "F" into the search bar, and the first few results were exactly the same. It even gave me the chart for Ford. mike_danhofmike_danhof

Only Google and Bing show the chart for the stock price. robo24wolverinerobo24wolverine

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