Google Adds Blog Filter For Search Results


Google has added a new feature to its search engine homepage which allows you to show results from blogs. This is not very different than Google’s Blog Search but now you can apply this “filter” right from the main page of search results.

Here is an example of search results in Google using the term “lowville,” my ancestral hometown in upstate New York (click images to embiggen).

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In the left sidebar, note the More button. Click the button and the list of filters will expand.

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Click on Blogs, and the research results will be filtered to show only those from blog posts.

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In addition, if you want to show only blog homepages, click Homepages in the lower portion of the sidebar.

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(via lifehacker)

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What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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