We do a lot of desk research on the web, to find protocols we can recommend to clients, as well as looking for new material and content for the web sites we produce, for ourselves and others.
Using the big search engines is fine, but sometimes on a wet Wednesday in March, you long for the search sensation to be a bit livelier, a bit un-normative.
Here are some suggestions.
Developed to deliver consumer insight in the ‘Age of Google’. We used our standard format testing keyword ‘trees’ and the search results looked like this.
You can choose a variety of approaches to your keyword or phrase. We bet the next time you are deliberating over some stats, or working on a bid, the Answer the Public might help refresh the text.
It really does offer insights and approaches to subjects which, although designed for marketing professionals, can help refresh a jaded search palette.
Using natural language processing, the search engine claims to identify relationships between documents and data that are ‘overlooked by conventional search engines‘.
With over 18 million documents in their database, you are sure to find new data and information for your project or narrative.
‘Search for PDF, Office DOCS, books, images, videos, shopping, word definitions, and more! You can focus on popular sites for topics such as health, business, journals, sports, or recipes, or you can limit the search to EDU/GOV sites, or look deeper into Wikipedia, gene therapy @wikipedia . Google or Bing are still one-click away when you need it!’
You can conduct your search in privacy, with no intrusive advertisements and can pivot your search to a new variety of search sources with a single click.
Another secure, private search engine that offers a new insight into your chosen subject. No tracking, just search. Looks and sounds like Google, but with none of the lingering oversight, allegedly.
Worked quite quickly on our standard searches too.
‘Oscobo is a UK-based company founded by two guys who left their corporate jobs to work towards a belief they both shared – that personal data should remain just that, personal.
Disillusioned with the corporate world and that the private individual is paying for what seems to be “free” internet content, they felt it was time to turn the tables the other way round.
Whatever new changes and needs for your project in 2017, all our best wishes from SmithMartin LLP. If we can help, with or without a search, just ask. We’d be delighted to hear from you.