Search tools are certainly becoming part of daily cyber life, the very first thing comes in our mind when we required information/knowledge is online search engine. In past people use dictionaries and encyclopedia, but in this modern computer world all the information in integrated electronically and is available to every one on World Wide Web. Search engines like Google, Yahoo and Msn are well known by majority of computer users. In this battle of revealing searched information to internet users Google holds best ranking and it is most commonly used around the world.
According to Alexa (The web information company) Google is the most usable search engine till 2010. Since Google Inc launched its search engine in late 1997, the company is on urge of continues improvement and making life easier for its users.
Lately, Google have introduced some incredible search tools targeting its vital users needs. These search tools which specialized in searching specific information form specific locations; some of these tools are Google squared, Google Blog Search and Google Books.
Let us highlight some features of Google Blog Search and Google Books and compare both search tools to identify which one work better for its target audiences. Search tools are commonly used by students for research work and assignments, Google Book allows users to search the required text/keyword within its entire digital books database and returns scan pages from different books.
I have found this Blog quite amusing www.booksearch.blogspot.com where author describe how useful Google Books is for a four year old child when it comes to finding history. Another important feature of Google books is it allows new authors and publishers to release their work online for knowledge sharing. Google Books share thousands of books from different languages.
Google Blog Search on the other hand plays a vital role in information sharing, it allows user to search through millions of Blogs indexes, Podcasts and RSS feeds. It is an effective search tool and allows user to search though fresh blog posts with details like dates and time of published, it’s a new way to share opinions and participate in public debates. Google Blog Search have many different features and it’s also smart enough to ignore inappropriate bloggers in its search results, alike Google Book it provides its users with new and valuable information this can be ideal for business people, politicians, and journalist.
Its not easy to compare these searching tools as they both satisfy their target audience with appropriate and valuable information, I guess now the question lies on number of users and nature of work, personally as a university student and in search of knowledge and research material online Google Books helps a lot when it comes to research, despite of some limitation, copyright and privacy issues Google books always points to the right information.
I also found some interesting blogs and article which shed more information in relation to Google Blog Search and will help readers to identify its best features.