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Phil Bradley
Independent Internet Consultant

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philb@philb.com
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Most frequently used terms in this author's articles (ordered by total usage / articles): "search technology", "google", "blog", "url", "data", "twitter", "database", "video", "microsoft", "bbc". See interactive data charts for more details on all tags associated with this author.

Profile last updated: 
October 2009

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Number of Ariadne articles written (or co-written) by this author: 35.

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Search Engines: Real-time Search

Phil Bradley looks at the concept of real-time search and points to some of the functionality that users can and should expect to find when exploring these engines.

issue61 October 2009

archives, avatar, blog, cloud computing, data, database, facebook, flickr, google, hashtag, html, microblogging, microsoft, rss, search technology, tag cloud, twitter, url, ustream, video, windows, youtube

A Selection of Social Media Search Engines

Phil Bradley takes a look at how social media output is being indexed, sorted and made available for searching by looking at some representative samples.

issue57 October 2008

blog, data, diigo, facebook, flickr, google, iphone, microblogging, mobile, pageflakes, research, rss, search technology, twitter, video, web 2.0, youtube

Search Engines: Google Still Growing

Phil Bradley finds it difficult to ignore some of the latest developments from Google - particularly the ones that are actually quite good.

issue56 July 2008

adobe, archives, ark, blog, cataloguing, creative commons, data, database, digital media, flash, flickr, google, google docs, google maps, google search, html, microsoft, search technology, url, video, web 2.0, wikipedia, youtube

Custom-built Search Engines

Phil Bradley reviews a means of enhancing the relevance of search results through the use of custom-built search engines.

issue55 April 2008

blog, cloud computing, data, database, google, google search, html, microsoft, pageflakes, passwords, search technology, tag cloud, url, web 2.0, windows

Human-powered Search Engines: An Overview and Roundup

Phil Bradley looks at the major contenders and discusses the value of this type of search engine.

issue54 January 2008

algorithm, apple, bbc, cloud computing, data, database, facebook, flickr, google, intute, java, rss, search technology, software, tag cloud, technorati, url, video, web 2.0, wikipedia

Search Engines: Why Ask Me, and Does 'X' Mark the Spot?

Phil Bradley takes a look at different versions of Ask to see how it is developing and looks at how it is emerging from its servant roots.

issue51 April 2007

amazon, archives, bbc, blog, bmp, cache, data, digital library, file format, flickr, google, identifier, internet archive, microsoft, rss, search technology, thesaurus, url, video, wayback machine, wikipedia, wordnet, zip

New Search Engines in 2006

Phil Bradley takes a look at some of the search engines that he noticed in 2006 and provides quick assessments.

issue50 January 2007

algorithm, american library association, bbc, blog, cilip, cloud computing, creative commons, data, ebook, google, nhs, privacy, research, search technology, tag cloud, url, video, wikipedia, windows, zip

Book Review: Google Hacks

Phil Bradley looks at a work offering programming 'know-how' to create resources that will do things with the search engine that might otherwise prove difficult or impossible.

issue50 January 2007

google, google maps, html, javascript, oreilly, perl, python, search technology, web 2.0

Search Engines: Is Google Building on Shaky Foundations?

Phil Bradley takes an in-depth look at Google and its competition and wonders if things are looking slightly worrying for the search giant.

issue49 October 2006

aggregation, archives, blog, copyright, database, google, google search, mobile, research, rss, search technology, technorati, video, youtube

Accoona: Super-Charged Super Target Searching

Phil Bradley puts a relative newcomer through its paces and finds some very useful features together with potential for improvement.

issue48 July 2006

cache, data, database, google, rss, search technology, standards, url

Search Engines: Where We Were, Are Now, and Will Ever Be

Phil Bradley takes a look at the development of search engines over the lifetime of Ariadne and points to what we might anticipate in the years to come.

issue47 April 2006

aggregation, archives, blog, database, google, graphics, identifier, internet archive, mobile, mobile phone, personalisation, portal, rfid, search technology, video, wayback machine, web 2.0

Search Engines

Phil Bradley casts his eye over image search engines.

issue45 October 2005

browser, cataloguing, digital library, flickr, google, graphics, microsoft, research, search technology, standards, tasi, thesaurus, url

Search Engines: Google and Search: Some of the Latest Developments

Phil Bradley takes a look at some of the new developments at Google.

issue44 July 2005

algorithm, bbc, database, google, google search, personalisation, rss, search engine optimisation, search technology, video

Search Engines: Using the Right Search Engine at the Right Time

Phil Bradley takes a look at which search engines to use depending on what you need to find..

issue43 April 2005

data, database, google, google search, graphics, microsoft, search technology, sosig

Search Engines: No Longer about Search

Phil Bradley asks 'Is your choice of search engine based on how good it is, or on what else you use?'

issue42 January 2005

blog, browser, firefox, google, google scholar, google search, internet explorer, microsoft, opera, operating system, search technology, url, video

Search Engines: New and Developing Search Engines

Phil Bradley looks at some existing search engines and also some new ones to bring you up to date on what is happening in the world of Internet search engines.

issue41 October 2004

algorithm, amazon, blog, browser, cataloguing, data, database, e-business, google, html, internet explorer, personalisation, research, search technology, url

Search Engines: A Mixed Bag - A Review of Some New Search Engines

Phil Bradley takes a look at some new search engines to see if they are up to challenging the top dogs.

issue40 July 2004

amazon, data, google, personalisation, portal, rnib, search technology, url

Search Engines: The Google Backlash

Phil Bradley reviews and analyses recent criticisms of the giant and takes an objective view from a broader perspective.

issue39 April 2004

bbc, data, database, google, harvard university, microsoft, oracle, portal, privacy, research, search technology, sword protocol

Search Engines: The Year 2003 in Perspective

Phil Bradley takes us through the major trends and highlights in the world of search engines over the course of the past year.

issue38 January 2004

adobe, amazon, blog, browser, database, digital library, google, microsoft, operating system, search technology, standards

Search Engines: Would All New Search Engines Take One Step Forward!

Phil Bradley gives us an overview of emerging, new and newly discovered search engines that we might want to keep an eye on as they develop.

issue37 October 2003

copyright, database, google, research, search technology, standards, url

Search Engines: Weblog Search Engines

Phil Bradley looks at the developments occurring with weblogs and how you can go about searching on or for them.

issue36 July 2003

archives, blog, copyright, google, graphics, portal, search technology, standards, url

Search Engines: Many Movements in Mere Months

Phil Bradley looks at various developments that have occurred recently in the ever-shifting scene of the search engine.

issue35 April 2003

blog, copyright, data, database, google, multimedia, search technology, tasi, url

Search Engines: The New Kids on the Block - Copying Or Competing?

Search Engines: Phil Bradley The new kids on the block - copying or competing? This article looks at who is providing the competition for Google and Ixquick, and provides some food for thought for those who use these two search engines.

issue32 July 2002

bbc, google, search technology, url

Search Engines

Phil Bradley's regular column on search engine technology.

issue31 April 2002

amazon, database, google, operating system, search technology, url, web browser

Search Engines: Goodbye Alta Vista, Hallo AllTheWeb

Phil Bradley's regular column.

issue30 January 2002

alt, data, data set, database, ftp, google, mp3, multimedia, search technology, software, url, video

Country and Regional Search Engines

Phil Bradley looks at Country and Regional Search Engines.

issue29 October 2001

data, library of congress, search technology, url

Search Engines: Ask Jeeves

Phil Bradley looks at Ask Jeeves.

issue28 June 2001

data, database, internet explorer, knowledge base, search technology, url

Search Engines: Robots, Spiders and Your Website

Phil Bradley looks at the effect these have on your site's vital statistics.

issue27 March 2001

browser, data, html, operating system, search technology, software, standards, url

Search Engines: Finding Images on the Internet

Phil Bradley offers his latest look at the search engine marketplace.

issue25 September 2000

browser, copyright, database, gif, graphics, jpg, multimedia, national library, search technology, smithsonian institution, standards, url, video

Search Engines: The Relevance of Underpants to Searching the Web

Phil Bradley explores search engine ranking techniques.

issue24 June 2000

algorithm, browser, data, dublin core, dublin core metadata initiative, google, metadata, search technology, thesaurus, url, widget

Search Engines: 'Ixquick', a Multi-Search Engine With a Difference

Phil Bradley describes how Ixquick stacks up against the competition.

issue23 March 2000

algorithm, browser, data, data set, mp3, search technology, url

Search Engines: The Altavista Relaunch, Personalised Search Engines

Phil Bradley on the Altavista relaunch, and Personalised Search Engines.

issue22 December 1999

alt, bbc, copyright, data, jisc, passwords, personalisation, portal, search technology, standards, ukoln, university of bath, url, video, zip

Search Engines: FAST, the Biggest and Best Yet?

Phil Bradley explains how 'FAST' has recently been launched as the most comprehensive of the search engines, and this article compares the FAST results with those of AltaVista and Northern Light.

issue21 September 1999

amazon, cloud computing, copyright, data, database, ftp, jisc, microsoft, mp3, search technology, ukoln, university of bath, url, video

Search Engines: 'Finding Me, Finding You'

Phil Bradley looks at the search engines that can be used to trace people.

issue20 June 1999

copyright, data, database, mailbase, search technology, standards, url

Search Engine Corner

Phil Bradley reviews recent developments with search engines.

issue19 March 1999

copyright, data, database, search technology, software, video
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