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Google Adds New Alerts and Personalized Web Search

Google launched a subtle redesign of their site this Sunday. Result screens now use predominantly blue and green colors, the tabs are gone, the shopping site Froogle has a more prominent position on the main page, and additional services are accessible through clicking More. Other enhancements include the following:

  • Google Web Alerts (Beta) are sent by email when there is new information on the web matching the search you specify.” (FAQ) See also this posting from Research Buzz for Tara’s take on the new features.
  • Google Personalized web search delivers custom search results that are based on a profile you create describing your interests.” (FAQ)
  • Numrange Searches: “Numrange can be used to specify that results contain numbers in a range you set. You can conduct a numrange search by specifying two numbers, separated by two periods, with no spaces. Be sure to specify a unit of measure or some other indicator of what the number range represents.”
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  • Take a look at this page, which illustrates the plethora of Google search services and tools using icons.
  • And don’t forget, What’s New from Google, with additional news.
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