Making Google Universal Search (Sort Of) Work Like Ask3D
Search and Ask3D
are two different approaches to the same thing: how to blend results from
various search databases into a single page. Ask has received praise for being
more elegant in its presentation. What if you could make Google act like Ask?
You can, with a new Greasemonkey script.
Encyclopedic Google from Google Operating System explains the
Google Extra script more
and how it removes Google’s ad column on the right-hand side to insert results
from images, video, Wikipedia and Dictionary.com.
Don’t have the script but like the idea?
Searchmash is Google’s test site where
you get regular
Google results in the main column and images, blogs, video, Wikipedia and other
results on the right. When it works, that is. I kept getting a "Oops, we’re busy
right now! Please try again later" when I tried it today.
By the way,
Guide To Googles Universal Search has Manoj Jasra providing a round-up of
various articles on how Google’s Universal Search works from resources across
the web. So check it out, if you want to know more. Included is our own
Google Universal Search tutorial, and earlier this week, our
Illustrated column has a great
Search Explained article that put the concept of Universal Search in an
Also see our
Universal Search category for continuing coverage of Universal Search from
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