Fill Your Search Dance Card. 35 Ways To Search Smarter

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Search is a bit of a challenge and getting found for the “right reasons” can be an even more daunting task than getting found for the wrong reasons. Beyond the top three common search engines there are a handful of search engines that an individual experienced in search might use to find top shelf information.

Two Perspectives On Search:

1> You appear in my search on Google, Bing and Yahoo because you have bought your way in to appearing in my search OR organically your SEO expert has finessed the algorithm and has worked hard over time building up your links. You see in search what they want you to see and not always the top quality nor precise information.

2> User generated approach. Others on the web have tagged, labeled, noted or book marked other sites relevant to their own search that don’t suck. The more times the item (website) has been tagged the more relevant or creditable the information is. The human element is what makes this approach to search a more viable option when searching for quality instead of quantity.

As a Searcher on the web you need to filter through all the noise and to be objective in order to find the quality information. Get off the three commonly used search engines. Be smarter in your searches!

 

When you have lost your keys or phone do you only look in one place? Ideally you search in multiple locations.

 

Here is a list of other search engines we use when we are looking for objective information for clients and reporting.

User Generated Bookmarking Sites

Delicious

Stumbleupon

Pinterest

Reddit

Technorati

 

Social Media Optimized – Blogs, Social Media and a little Search

Youtube

Google +

Social Mention

Who’s Talking

Topsy

PostRank

Regator

BoardReader – Forum Search

Addict -o- matic

Twitter Search

Facebook Search

Q&A and Job Searches

Linkedin Job Search

Linkedin Q&A

Straight-Up Search Engines

Crunchbase

Wolfram Alpha

Dogpile

DuckDuckGo

Joongel

NowRelevant

Search Traffic To Find “Partners” with “Audiences”

Double Click Ad Planner

Quantcast

BuiltWith

Ebooks, PDFs, Presentations, Clever documents – Great access to top minds in their field

Scribd

Slideshare

If You Must Google

Enhanced Google Search Features

Google Book Search

Google Advanced Scholar Search

Images

Google Image Search

Creative Commons

A final fun one! Check out what is wrong with your own site!

Hubspot Grader

 

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Know of an amazing search site we missed? Post it in comments below and we will add it to the list!