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Google Tips: Search A Web Site When It’s Down

Sunday, April 16, 2006


Wikipedia researcher Ian Sefferman writes up simple instructions on how to search Wikipedia when it’s unavailable (like it was for a short time this weekend):


  • Instead of searching for something from Wikipedia’s web site, search for it from Google’s, asking only for Wikipedia pages. If you want english pages only, this would look something like so (notice how this uses the ‘site:en.wikipedia.org’ notation to only search within en.wikipedia.org).

  • Then, instead of clicking on the actual link, just click the link for thecached version of whatever result you wanted to check out.

  • [Courtesy] [Ian Sefferman] [Life Hacker]




    I often use Google to search a particular website, using “site:example.com” and my search terms. It gets a bit tedious entering “site:example.com”, so I made the following bookmarklet:

    Search Current Site Bookmarklet    

    By Anonymous Anonymous on 4/16/2006 01:01:00 AM


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