Thursday, January 31, 2008

LexiURL Searcher is designed to submit large numbers of queries to Live Search, Yahoo! or (possibly) Google automatically via their permitted interfaces. This helps Webometric investigations by removing a significant part of the manual labour when retrieving large numbers of results. LexiURL Searcher will put all the results into a file and then either process it, allow you to process it with LexiURL, or allow you to import the data into a spreadsheet.

I've decided to keep up-to-date information about syntax for commercial search engine searches in one place but will post in this blog about changes.
The most important change in the last year was the Live Search withdrawal of all link search operators except for linkfromdomain: (thanks David for spotting this). Yahoo!/AltaVista/AllTheWeb is the only remaining search engine family with significant link search capabilities - Google has only a weak version of the link: search and Live Search has nothing.
[Finally found my login details for this blog. Doh!]