Google Groups

Written by Jakob Jelling

Some very early users ofrepparttar Internet - notrepparttar 128276 worldwide web as we know it today - butrepparttar 128277 Internet fromrepparttar 128278 early 1980s, will have heard of, and likely used, Usenet. This wasrepparttar 128279 collective name applied to text-based electronic bulletin boards that were used to communicate inrepparttar 128280 days beforerepparttar 128281 web and email existed, and that are still in use today. The Usenet posts were first collected and organized for worldwide web use in 1995, by a company called Deja News. In 2001, Google bought Deja News and applied their considerable search expertise to Usenet posts. The result is Google Groups.

There are well over 30,000 Google Groups today. These are hosted on servers all overrepparttar 128282 world, and Google Groups provides a browser-based interface to them, as well as creating searchable archives. From a very clean interface, users may search any ofrepparttar 128283 various subsections of Google Groups. Inrepparttar 128284 same way a clothing web site may be divided into sections for men's, women's, and children's wear, Usenet is divided into sections such as biz (business related), comp (computer related), humanities (art, literature related), and so on. From there, subsections may be divided into more specialized sub-topics where necessary.

Help your visitors zero in with Site-Flavored Google search

Written by Jakob Jelling

As Google has gained in their search reputationrepparttar past few years, many webmasters have added a Google search box to their pages. This is meant to provide a quick path for visitors to continue their search, should they not find what they're looking for onrepparttar 128275 original site. To help these webmasters provide even more service to their visitors, Google is currently beta-testing a new feature called Site-Flavored Google Search.

A site-flavored search will allow searchers to view results more closely related torepparttar 128276 site where they started their search. For example, a webmaster for an auto parts site can fill out a profile to tell Google about their site. Searchers from that site can then userepparttar 128277 Google search form to view search results more closely related to automotive topics than a general search might provide. A search from that site for "oil" might return information aboutrepparttar 128278 various types and brands of automotive engine oil, while a generic Google search might return broader business-related results from oil refiners and industry sites.

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