There is more to search than just a word.
At SirChear, we’re not the only ones interested in specialized search and a tight focus on a topic area. Here are a few keepers off the usual beaten track.
Zanran is Google for data. It helps you to find ‘semi-structured’ data on the web. This is the numerical data that people have presented as graphs and tables and charts. For example, the data could be a graph in a PDF report, or a table in an Excel spreadsheet, or a barchart shown as an image in an HTML page.
Addictomatic searches the best live sites on the web for the latest news, blog posts, videos and images. It’s the perfect tool to keep up with the hottest topics, perform ego searches and feed your addiction for what’s up, what’s now or what other people are feeding on. After you search, you can personalize your results dashboard by moving around the source boxes, then bookmark and return later for updated results.
FindSounds.com is a free site for finding sound effects on the Web. It is a Web search engine, like Google and Yahoo, but with a focus on sounds. It provides powerful features, yet is simple and easy to use, and suitable for all ages.
Radio-Locator.com is a search engine for finding radio stations in the United States and around the world. They provide links to over 15,000 radio stations’ websites, and over 10,100 stations’ live Internet audio streams. A unique search algorithm finds all the radio stations that can be heard at a specific geographic location and takes into account each radio station’s transmitter power, antenna height, frequency, and antenna pattern, as well as the topography and geology of the surrounding area.
Shodan searches for devices that are connected to the Internet – aka, the Internet of Things — where they are located and who is using them. Systems including traffic lights, security cameras, home heating systems as well as control systems for water parks, gas stations, water plants, and power grids, can be found using Shodan.
Though a general search engine, we also wanted to shout out to WebCrawler, searching the Web since 1994.
And there are literally hundreds more at the Wikipedia page for search engines. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_search_engines#Semantic