Friday, February 22, 2013

Easy Encrypted Searching and Correcting Search Information

Want to do encrypted searching easily? Google's encrypted search engine (or any other search engine) can be added to the Firefox search box via an Add to Search Bar extension. Add to Search Bar also allows you to change the favicon to any jpg image of your choice. Nice. Similar extensions are undoubtedly available for most other major web browsers.

I've noticed that a couple of my posts in the top 10 Google searches on a subject are misleading. One on the Oregonian circulation rate is especially misleading because it cites the one and only positive growth report in 7 years.

The way to alert searchers that there is other evidence is to put an update at the top of the post. Since most search engines show the first two lines of the post, the updated information will be there along with the original (and sometimes misleading) post title.


MAX Redline said...

SSL search is now - in most cases - the default parameter in Google.

Want even more security?

SecurityKISS tunnel is a good option, as it's free for limited usage.

T. D. said...

Thanks for the further info, Max. I appreciate tips from those savvy like you. I'm kind of a bumbler in all this.

About 5/8ths of the google searches at my site still use the old google style with search terms in the information, and 3/8th are coming through google without search terms.

MAX Redline said...

I've just been bumbling longer than you, I imagine. Google's introducing SSL secure sockets layer searching on a phase-in basis; possibly to avoid scaring off the noobies....

T. D. said...

Undoubtedly right, Max. Your bumbling is on a much higher level than mine. :-)