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1 Dogpile.com Metasearch

2 What is metasearch technology Webopedia (2012): A search engine that queries other search engines and then combines the results that are received from all. In effect, the user is not using just one search engine but a combination of many search engines at once to optimize Web searching. For example, Dogpile is a metasearch engine.

3 Metasearch technology continued Low redundancy implies multiple search engines required to get full picture Continuing trend - As companies improve indexing this will reduce redundancies Dogpile is counting on it!

4 Who is Dogpile.com? Dogpile.com is owned by InfoSpace, Inc. InfoSpace has search and tax software Dogpile uses Metasearch technology The company aggregates search results from Yahoo!, Google, and Bing.

5 Let’s get cracking Enter the URL: Arfie the Dogpile mascot

6 Dogpile Tutorial: About the page Enter your search query here Popular searches

7 Dogpile Tutorial Helpful quick start tools Tabs allow you to focus your query (like Google)

8 Dogpile Tutorial Sets default searching behavior Advanced search allows Boolean operators

9 Dogpile Tutorial Misspelled the query Query African Rivers

10 Dogpile Tutorial Dogpile asking for clarity Identifies this as a sponsored link from Google

11 Dogpile Tutorial Identifies these non- sponsored links Lists which search engines this was found on

12 Dogpile Tutorial Offers suggested searches to help refine your search Saves your queries (only while browser is open)

13 Dogpile Tutorial: Advanced Search

14 Dogpile Tutorial: Preferences Filters explicit content Highlights search terms Displays recent searches

15 Dogpile Tutorial: Preferences Display settings Enter locations preferences Save or Restore preferences

16 Dogpile saves you time! And by offering suggested queries Conclusion By giving aggregating search results from major search engines By saving your previous searches By providing you personalized setting


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