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Similar sites and related articles

In search engines, Web 2.0 & all that, Website reviews on March 29, 2010 by Alan Lovell Tagged: , , , , ,

I like “similar sites/related articles” or whatever it might be called from one site to the next – in Google, Google Scholar, PubMed, Scirus etc – as I find it a useful way to develop and “flesh-out” a search. I was therefore happy to hear about similarsitesearch.com. It does what you would expect it to do. You tell it the web address of the site you’re interested in, click the relevant button, and it gives you a list of similar sites; should you like you can install the Firefox extension. The “don’t get it confused with similarsitesearch.com” website Similarsites.com does something very similar, but looks nicer; should you like you can install the Chrome extension. (I’m writing this in Chrome as we speak, though I do like the themes in the new Firefox).

The trouble is, and it’s a shame to report it, but Google’s similar sites feature seems to give better results. Similarsites.com and similarsitesearch.com can get rather surreal at times. Mind you, if you like living on the edge this could be considered an advantage; you never know where you might end up.

It would be nice if Bing could try their hand at this, now that they’re hoping to be taken seriously.

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One Response to “Similar sites and related articles”

  1. I love the Bing advert, with the use of the term decision engine…not sure it will take the public by storm though. Now that ‘googled it’ has become an adjective…although ‘binging it’ does sound quite good 😉

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