Save Time by Using the Google Cache

February 2011, Number 119

Have you ever noticed the blue hyperlink word “Cached” at the end of most Google results listings? If not, take a look next time you use Google to search the Internet. The
cache contains a record of how the site looked the last time Google indexed it. If “Cached” does not appear it means that either the site hasn’t been indexed or the site owners have asked Google to refrain from caching their content.

The timesaver in viewing cached pages lies in highlighting.

Google highlights your search terms on the cached page, so that you can easily scan for the content you need.

Try the following approach for super efficient viewing of search results:

  1. Enter your search terms in the Google search box.
  2. Scroll down through the list of results.
  3. Place the mouse over the word Cached and right click.
  4. Open the page in a new tab or a new window.

Now, without ever leaving the search results page, you can quickly scan selected search results for your highlighted terms. Simply close the tabs or windows that do not provide
the information you seek. Go back to the search results list to open more tabs if needed.

One more timesaver to consider. Adjust your Google settings to show 100 results at a time instead of just 10. To do this click on Settings in the top right hand corner of the Google search page. Select Search Settings. Scroll down to Number of Results. From the drop down menu choose Display 100 results per page.

DID YOU KNOW? – There’s Help Trend Monitoring

Following the latest developments in any field today can seem like a full time job. The torrent of information from blogs, RSS feeds, email, news sources, and standard industry literature can overwhelm.

Happily there are options for staying on top of the sea of change. At Shamel Information Services we use a variety of tools to monitor topics of interest and stay current. Try Addictomatic or Search.Twitter.com for social media searching or BlogPulse for blog searching.

If you’d rather have help, Shamel Information Services can monitor a topic for you.

Please feel free to contact us at info@shamelinfo.com or
+1 858-673-4673.

Notes, News, and Announcements

eBookFling Enters Scene as Ebook Lending Option

Cindy Shamel recently researched and wrote about the launch of eBookFling, a sharing site for owners of ereaders. While it’s not exactly a lending library, eBookFling and services like it, facilitate sharing among owners of electronic books. Authors, publishers, and retailers like Amazon are still sorting out the implications.

Read the whole story in the Information Today NewsBreak at http://newsbreaks.infotoday.com/NewsBreaks/eBookFling-Enters
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