Comments for Karen Blakeman's Blog http://www.shugle.com/wordpress News and comments on search tools and electronic resources for research Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:18:03 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.11 Comment on SmugMug buys Flickr – should we stay or should we go? by Karen Blakeman http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/2018/04/23/smugmug-buys-flickr-should-we-stay-or-should-we-go/comment-page-1/#comment-67487 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:18:03 +0000 http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/?p=3878#comment-67487 I do recall some colleagues and friends saying that one of the mobile apps that did exactly that by default. Thankfully I have never used any of automatic uploaders. All photos are added manually one by one. Not exactly high tech but a lot safer.

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Comment on SmugMug buys Flickr – should we stay or should we go? by Arthur Weiss http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/2018/04/23/smugmug-buys-flickr-should-we-stay-or-should-we-go/comment-page-1/#comment-67486 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:25:05 +0000 http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/?p=3878#comment-67486 A couple of years ago (I think just after the initial acquisition and when Flickr was being expanded) they offered an “automatic uploader” that scoured your computer and uploaded all images automatically.

This sounded great – until I realised you had no control on what was uploaded. My Flickr account has so much junk in it that it would be really hard to clear out – as I have my photos PLUS images I’ve purchased PLUS images I’ve downloaded and even scans and stuff like that which I’d never wanted uploaded. These aren’t even in albums – so I can’t delete them except one-by-one.

Fortunately I have my privacy settings set – but not everybody did, and Flickr is a great source for competitive intelligence as a result. Some of the stuff you can find is in the category of “how stupid can you get” (and is a real lesson in the importance of privacy settings). I found a table for a major manufacturer giving volume sales per month 2016 vs. volume sales per month 2015 and YTD value sales. When I was doing the work it was actually current data – invaluable to my client as it was the sort of stuff you cannot ever expect to find but proves there is such as thing as serendipity.

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Comment on Google makes it harder to change location for country specific research by Google gj?r det vanskeligere for oss! | B?rum bibliotek http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/2017/10/29/google-makes-it-harder-to-change-location-for-country-specific-research/comment-page-1/#comment-67204 Mon, 06 Nov 2017 10:24:26 +0000 http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/?p=3846#comment-67204 […] Se ogs? Karen Blakeman’s Bloginnlegg. […]

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Comment on Google makes it harder to change location for country specific research by Karen Blakeman http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/2017/10/29/google-makes-it-harder-to-change-location-for-country-specific-research/comment-page-1/#comment-67192 Sun, 29 Oct 2017 12:00:26 +0000 http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/?p=3846#comment-67192 Doesn’t work here, Eric ??

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Comment on Google makes it harder to change location for country specific research by Eric Sieverts http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/2017/10/29/google-makes-it-harder-to-change-location-for-country-specific-research/comment-page-1/#comment-67191 Sun, 29 Oct 2017 11:50:57 +0000 http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/?p=3846#comment-67191 Would adding the parameter &gl=no to the result URL, still do the job?

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Comment on Google makes it harder to change location for country specific research by Karen Blakeman http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/2017/10/29/google-makes-it-harder-to-change-location-for-country-specific-research/comment-page-1/#comment-67190 Sun, 29 Oct 2017 11:38:42 +0000 http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/?p=3846#comment-67190 Yes, David, I really should have included that in the possible strategies. Thanks for reminding me. It works well for this particular example (Norway) and gives good but slightly different results and will, of course, miss Norwegian sites that are registered as .com or other international domains. The amount of overlap (or lack of it) will vary depending on the country.

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Comment on Google makes it harder to change location for country specific research by David Pearson http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/2017/10/29/google-makes-it-harder-to-change-location-for-country-specific-research/comment-page-1/#comment-67189 Sun, 29 Oct 2017 11:01:32 +0000 http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/?p=3846#comment-67189 How does this compare to using the “site:No” syntax to force Google to only return result from .No domains.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?num=100&ei=oLL1WeX8NYPtaKS9k4AP&btnG=Search&q=site%3Ano+brexit

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Comment on New Creative Commons image search – back to the drawing board I’m afraid by Neue CC-Bildersuche (Beta) | digithek blog http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/2017/02/10/new-creative-commons-image-search-back-to-the-drawing-board-im-afraid/comment-page-1/#comment-66961 Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:36:37 +0000 http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/?p=3805#comment-66961 […] Update vom 10.2.2017, Karen Blakeman’s Blog: New Creative Commons image search – back to the drawing board I’m afraid […]

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Comment on More Google weird results by Rob Feenstra http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/2017/02/14/more-google-weird-results/comment-page-1/#comment-66952 Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:24:46 +0000 http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/?p=3818#comment-66952 Best solution: learn Dutch. This is the best * on the internet only results in 3 hits on google.nl, but when I repeat the search in Dutch (dit is de beste * op het internet) I get 158.000.000 results. Lucky me/gelukkige ik!

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Comment on More Google weird results by Arthur Weiss http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/2017/02/14/more-google-weird-results/comment-page-1/#comment-66949 Tue, 14 Feb 2017 21:14:46 +0000 http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/?p=3818#comment-66949 I think Google is confused because most of the words are stop words. (Not sure about “internet” – always thought it was but not on the lists I just looked at which are mostly old, but probably still valid to an extent).

Google has coded for known phrases with stop words e.g. “to be or not to be” but this search was not that sort of phrase. So I wonder if what is happening is that Google is confused as it doesn’t know what words to actually include and which ones to ignore in its algorithm.

You can test this by missing out words.
I tried [“this is the best” * “on the internet”] and got 15 results.
“this is the ” * “on the internet” gave 19 results
“this is the best” * “on the” gave 14 results as did
“this is the best * on the”
“this is the * on the” gave 40 results
[“is the * on the” internet] gave 54 results
[“is the * on the” planet] gave a number of 588m BUT only 111 were shown (although there was the option to see the rest!)
Planet alone gave 754m results so around 30% more.
[* “the planet”] gave 460m – with several pages of results.
[“the best * the planet”] gave 206m with several result pages
BUT [“is the best * the planet”] went down to 89 and [“this is the best * the planet”] gave only 13 results.

So if I’m right, and it’s stop words, it’s an extra thing to include in search training.

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Comment on Seasonal opening times – never trust Google’s answers (or Bing’s) by Google shop times might not be right | Web Search Guide and Internet News http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/2016/12/29/seasonal-opening-times-never-trust-googles-answers/comment-page-1/#comment-66763 Fri, 30 Dec 2016 06:20:43 +0000 http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/?p=3793#comment-66763 […] occurred to me – but Karen Blakeman has posted this advice – SEASONAL OPENING TIMES – NEVER TRUST GOOGLE’S ANSWERS (OR BING’S) (Dec 29) – information about open and closed times of shops might not be right – always […]

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Comment on How to write totally misleading headlines for social media by How to write totally misleading headlines for social media http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/2016/11/15/how-to-write-totally-misleading-headlines-for-social-media/comment-page-1/#comment-66584 Tue, 22 Nov 2016 02:45:42 +0000 http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/?p=3774#comment-66584 […] has written a telling piece on her blog ?with the example of this ?newspaper article From Karen: How to write totally misleading headlines for social media :? Or how to seriously annoy intelligent people by telling deliberate […]

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Comment on How to write totally misleading headlines for social media by Karen Blakeman http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/2016/11/15/how-to-write-totally-misleading-headlines-for-social-media/comment-page-1/#comment-66536 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 12:53:16 +0000 http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/?p=3774#comment-66536 I don’t think we can blame Facebook for the misuse of the tags. They provide the technology and alternative social media titles usually do describe at least part of the original content, and the target audience maybe different compared with that for a website audience. In this case it has to be the Independent that is ultimately responsible, even if the title was written by a freelancer or contractor who, I presume, are paid by the Independent. It is clearly in the source code of the page on the Independent website, therefore they are responsible for it.

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Comment on How to write totally misleading headlines for social media by Chris Armtrong http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/2016/11/15/how-to-write-totally-misleading-headlines-for-social-media/comment-page-1/#comment-66535 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:23:04 +0000 http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/?p=3774#comment-66535 But the conclusion must be that The Independent, and not Facebook, is in the wrong here. (Although I suppose there could / should be an FB algorithm to prioritise the real title?)

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Comment on How to write totally misleading headlines for social media by Karen Blakeman http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/2016/11/15/how-to-write-totally-misleading-headlines-for-social-media/comment-page-1/#comment-66534 Wed, 16 Nov 2016 07:56:58 +0000 http://www.shugle.com/wordpress/?p=3774#comment-66534 Can’t really say, Justin, without knowing how the Independent manages its content and social media presence. I have had two very interesting private conversations with a web content manager and a PR/social media consultant neither of whom, I hasten to add, work for The Independent. Both said that pressure is put on them to get as many “shares” and click throughs as possible. One confirmed that some of their clients clearly state in the commissioning briefs that titles are changed for social media to increase the click rate and that their performance is assessed and payments adjusted accordingly.

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