Library and Information Science Miscellaneous

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Thursday, September 02, 2004

Google now indexing Flash files

Google is now indexing the text content of Flash files. Removed from AlltheWeb, this option is now only available at Google. A limit is available by using filetype:swf in combination with search terms. Google added a local search option (still in beta) for U.S. locations. Enter a U.S. city name or ZIP code with search terms and phone directory-style results appear at the top of the regular results. The local results include store name, distance from the center of town, address, and phone number. The direct version [http://local.google.com/] gives more than three results and also tries to guess Web sites connected to the businesses. That part does not always work well.

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