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How do you research thoroughly, save time, and get directly to the source you wish to find? GIJN’s Research Director Gary Price, who is also editor of InfoDOCKET, and Margot Williams, research editor for investigations at The Intercept, shared their Top 100 Research Tools. Overwhelmed with infor...
Much of the workings of the world today are controlled and powered by information, giving credence to that famous quote, “information is power”. Professionals, researchers, organizations, businesses, industries and even governments cannot function without information serving as “fuel” for de...
Building backlinks is a fundamental part of good SEO practices. Gaining high-ranking backlinks can help increase organic website traffic, allowing you to maximize the effectiveness of your marketing efforts. There are many different strategies that you can use to build backlinks. But, one of the mos...
When "Google" has become a synonym for "research," how should faculty respond? And if the answer doesn't lie in musty books and stacks of journals, are libraries still part of the answer? The problem is near-universal for professors who discover, upon assigning research projects, that superficial se...
When you start a business and promote it on search engines and social media, you can start with initial tips and tricks for the beginners that you will find all over the internet. They will help you in establishing the initial name of your business on the web. Unfortunately, the beginners’ strateg...
If you’ve ever been miffed that iOS reveals your “frequently visited” websites whenever you tap Safari’s address bar, good news: that’s one of several Safari options that you can easily change. Not only can you hide Safari’s “Frequently Visited Sites” feature, you can also change the...
  • Thursday, 17 November 2016 16:43
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Experts from all over the world have been pointing out the dark side of the deep web for quite some time now. However, new research goes to show there are plenty of legal reasons to use the darknet, as the number of legitimate sites far outpaces the number of underground marketplaces. This is quite ...
  • Saturday, 12 November 2016 23:56
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iOS 8 comes out, and brings tons of awesome features. Now, it provides you with more powerful photo editing, more convenient voice message editing, more intelligent keyboard typing, and healthy track. It even opens to third-party keyboard apps, and enables to integrate Touch ID with some apps. All o...
If you ever wanted to feel truly bad about the future of humanity, just visit the YouTube comments section. The YouTube comments section has had a well-deserved horrible reputation for a long time. But now YouTube is trying to change that. YouTube is rolling out some new features that are designed t...
  • Monday, 07 November 2016 15:43
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If you're looking for unique Google search tips, you've come to the right place. These are 10 Google search secrets that not even some of the most astute searchers are aware of! Google search secrets: Intro Everyone knows how to pop a search term into Google and hit the search button, but very few ...
Nearly all packaging professionals use the internet to aid or facilitate some of their purchases, whether it be for finding appropriate suppliers or products, or for comparison shopping. Are they satisfied with their online experience? Ongoing research in 2016 surveyed more than 450 people from 21 c...
  With the rise of new online social networks in recent years, lead generation has been undergoing some significant changes. Your potential buyers are overwhelmed with all the noise, and as a result, they ignore the messages that do not appeal or engage them. You need to find new ways and techn...
  • Thursday, 13 October 2016 17:23
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SEO has come a long way from being all about on-page optimization, building backlinks and creating “relevant” content. When I read popular search engine blogs, I notice a definite trend: SEO is moving toward a more inclusive strategy that goes beyond new ways of link building or conten...
Key takeaways It’s important to determine what “relevant” actually means in each search use case. Engage in a virtuous cycle of improving and reevaluating relevance against user expectations. Focus on search evaluation over search solutions. The future of design is Information Retrieval. Impr...
Google search is hands down the most popular search engine on the internet. The engine was launched on September 15, 1997. Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) is currently the leading search engine worldwide with a market share of 61.9 percent in July. Last month, Google boasted a total 9.9 billion searches. Eve...
Search engines are an intrinsic part of the array of commonly used “open source” research tools. Together with social media, domain name look-ups, and more traditional solutions such as newspapers and telephone directories, effective web searching will help you find vital information to support ...
The aspect of realism involved in writing is often overlooked. The need for research in every genre, whether fiction or non-fiction, was what a small group of writers gathered to learn about in a workshop led by creative writing teacher Pamela Schoenewaldt and Jamie Osborn, librarian for the Knoxvil...
The author of Bad Science will talk about the benefits of randomised trials in Birmingham todayEvidence-based research should be a key part of initial teacher training and ongoing CPD, a bestselling author and academic has suggested. Dr Ben Goldacre, who is also a qualified doctor and campaigner, sa...
Do you ever find your eyes glazing over when putting together and presenting your regular local search reports? Columnist Lydia Jorden explains how to develop a revenue-based report that will be sure to impress both your client and your boss. Local SEO is a critical part of an overall digital market...
TRUNCATION AND WILD CARD SYMBOLS Use to: widen your search and ensure that you don't miss relevant records Most databases are not intelligent - they just search for exactly what you type in. Truncation and wild card symbols enable you to overcome this limitation. These symbols can be substituted for...
Simple Keys To Search the Internet More Effectively: 1. Read the Help or Tips Menu Know your Search Tool. What is the difference between a search directory and a search engine? The Help or Tips Menu will provide valuable information about how to perform an effective search. If you have not looked at...
Search engines do a lot more than immediately meets the eye. If you’re getting results that aren’t relevant, if you're getting too many results, if you want to find something on a particular web site, or if you just want to do a quick calculation or measurement conversion, there are some pretty ...
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2016 12:52
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Drugs aren’t the only thing that can addle our brains.New research confirms what your brain may feel following a long, uncontrolled binge through the depths of your social media feeds:The content we devour on the internet really can have a lasting effect on our cognitive abilities.At least, so say...
Before the internet, conducting research for school, work or out of curiosity involved a set of encyclopedias and a trip to the library. However, we now live in an age where information is readily accessible from your computer. On the Web, you can find information about any topic you desire. The Wor...
  • Monday, 06 June 2016 11:37
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Building effective links has become a struggle in the last few years, as Google continues to crack down on manipulative link practices, including web directories. Does this mean web directories are never a good idea? No, but there are a lot of precautions that need to be taken. For example, never li...
  • Saturday, 21 May 2016 11:53
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