[thelist] Google's Hidden Treasures [was Search engines and dynamic content]

Simon Willison simon at incutio.com
Thu Apr 11 04:35:01 CDT 2002

Tony Page wrote:

>Whoops! Sorry, I meant to include the search request:
>"site:www.google.com -eggbeater" There were about 10,800 pages last time
>I tried...
If you want to improve your query try this:

site:google.com -inurl:dir.google.com -inurl:directory.google.com -alskdjk

That grabs all pages from google including google sub domains but
excluding the dmoz bits.

Here's some of my favourite "hidden" google bits:

http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html <-- search patterns and trends
http://www.google.com/press/timeline.html <-- 2001 timeline relating
Google search terms to world events
http://www.google.com/mentalplex/MP_faq.html <-- MentalPlex (2000 April
http://www.google.com/googlequiz.html <-- Google Quiz? (now broken)
http://services.google.com/gquiz/choices.php3 <-- Quiz again

And of course there's always this - the most pointless page on the web? <--
Google Cache of Google :)

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