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Demodulated Googled

I’ve been monkeying around a bit with Google Free Site Search and have put together a fairly attractive results page design that I’m looking forward to implementing on this page to replace the so-so built-in WordPress search. Really, the default search tool works just fine but I like many of Google’s value-adds like spell checking and cached page logging.

I haven’t decided whether to implement it since Google is rather slower at crawling content than I am at creating it, but it would certainly make me feel like a big man to have the power of Google’s search algorithm at work for my lil’ ol’ blog. However, I’m really not crazy about the ads on the side. I’ve made it my mission to never show ads on my site so I’m not really sure this service will be worth the smudging of my morals.
Google has yet to crawl my newly added blog archives so search is pretty useless right now, but feel free to give it a try below to get a feel for what it will look like: (search “blog” to get a result)

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About Brian Damage:

Who is Brian really?
I live in Toronto, Canada, and work for an IT firm. That's about as much real-world info I'm comfortable divulging here. What you read on my blog is the real Brian, but, for the sake of freedom of speech, I feel most comfortable leaving a gulf between my cyberspace and meatspace personae.

Who is Brian at work?
My ridiculous job title is "Marketing Specialist" since I wear so many hats at work. I'm a technical writer, a specialist in enterprise search technologies, an electronic forms designer, a newsletter author, system administrator... but I'm in the Marketing department so for the time being I'm stuck with this inauspicious title.

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1 reply on “Demodulated Googled”

[…] When I started working for my current employer my job description was Technical Writer. I was asked to create a report about our website’s search engine visibility one day, yadda yadda yadda, now I’m the company’s enterprise search specialist. I’m obsessed with search now, as a recent post suggests, and am enthusiastic about making it as easy and intuitive as possible on this blog. It’s unfortunate that Google Free Site Search is so cripplingly ad-laden as Google is certainly more effective than WordPress’ built-in search capabilities. However, WordPress’ search is rather mod-friendly. […]

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