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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Presenting NowRelevant Search Engine

On September 6, I read about a new search engine and blogged about it on RedGage, but not everyone who reads my blog also reads my RedGage posts, so I wanted to spread the word about this search engine to you, too.  By the way, if you would like to join a site that pays you for various types of your content (blogs, photos, videos, documents, and links), please join RedGage through through my link and I will help you on that site, as I do for everyone who signs up through my link.  I've been on RedGage for about six months, and enjoy the community and its talent.  The remainder of this post is almost completely identical to the text I wrote on September 6 for RedGage.

You may think, "We don't need another search engine," and I might agree—I already have ten bookmarked—but what makes this one useful is that it produces only recent content, the freshest material.  The searcher can select how many days should be searched, up to the past 14 days.  To test it, and compare it with other major search engines, I searched for a topic in today's news (on September 6, that is)—jobs bill—and displayed the results.  When listed content didn't show a date, I went to the article itself and included its publication date in brackets.  Hyperlinks and other variations in search text have been ignored, and results are displayed in a smaller italicized font to set them apart from my comments.  Also, only the first few items found by each search engine are presented.

Here are the first of the search results found by NowRelevant.com when a time frame of the past five days is selected:

jobs...
http://www.thehealthystyle.org/health-insurance-reform-from-easytoinsureme-health-insurance...
Mon, 06 Sep 2010 16:53:00 GMT Diatribes of Jay: Missing the Point, Again and Again.  The President is about to announce a $50 billion “jobs bill,” which will fund an “infrastructure bank” to invest in our decaying infrastructure and put people back to work....http://jaydiatribe.blogspot.com/2010/09/missing-point-again-and-again.html

Fri, 03 Sep 2010 14:46:51 GMT
Obama in Jobs Speech Pushes Small Business Measures - Stocks To ...
With Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner at his side, Obama stumped for his proposed small business jobs-creation bill, saying when asked by a reporter that he will offer...
http://blogs.barrons.com/stockstowatchtoday/2010/09/03/obama-in-jobs-speech-pushes-small-bu...


Sun, 05 Sep 2010 21:17:13 GMT
National Small Business Association President Urges Senate Action ...
“There is a jobs bill sitting in the Senate that they're going to be taking up in a week and a half that will free up a lot of credit for small business.” Obama has accused...
http://senatus.wordpress.com/2010/09/05/national-small-business-association-president-urges...


Fri, 03 Sep 2010 16:14:02 GMT
Back to the Small Business Bill « The Washington Independent
They have held it up since July, although the bill is one it's easy to imagine a Republican Congress putting together and passing. McConnell said the small-business jobs...
http://washingtonindependent.com/96654/back-to-the-small-business-bill


Fri, 03 Sep 2010 14:17:00 GMT
Could Wind Energy Bill 2010 Actually Solve Tier 5 Unemployment ...
The democrats passing a "green jobs" bill is a quasi-legal kickback to their political donation contributers (sic). I'm all for individuals taking their own hard earned...
http://business-and-finance-1357.blogspot.com/2010/09/could-wind-energy-bill-2010-actually....


Portions of their results are shown in light gray, as shown.  True to their word, NowRelevant has found very recent content, and nothing older than three days appears at the beginning of their search results.  Perhaps "jobs bill" is such a current topic of discussion and concern that other search engines will yield similarly fresh content.  Let's see. 

I searched "jobs bill" with Google, Google Advanced Search, Bing, and Yahoo!  Here are the first results of each:


Google

1. News for jobs bill
•  [Sept 5, 2010] NSBA president endorses Obama's jobs bill - 1 day ago
They oppose the bill because they say it doesn't do enough to encourage small businesses to create jobs. McCracken also said it is the "wrong time" to allow ...
CNN Political Ticker (blog) - 53 related articles »
•  Obama Speaks on Monthly Unemployment Numbers - POPDECAY - 658 related articles »
•  Lupica: Americans just want more J-O-B-S - New York Daily News - 5 related articles »


2. President Obama signs $26 billion jobs bill to aid state payrolls
Aug 11, 2010 ... President Obama approved a final spurt of spending Tuesday to shore up the sluggish recovery, signing into law a $26 billion plan to save ...
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/.../AR2010081004201.html


3. FOXNews.com - Senate Passes Jobs Bill Offering Tax Breaks for New ...
Feb 24, 2010 ... Republicans and some Democrats were unhappy that Reid brought the jobs bill to the floor after abruptly dumping about $70 billion worth of ...
www.foxnews.com/.../senate-vote-jobs-passage-likely/?... - Cached


4. Obama Urges House to Pass Jobs Bill - US News and World Report
Aug 10, 2010 ... Democrats say the bill will save an estimated 140000 teaching jobs.
politics.usnews.com/.../obama-urges-house-to-pass-jobs-bill.html - Cached


5. House Passes $26 Billion US Jobs Bill | USA | English
[Aug 10, 2010] The US House of Representatives met in an emergency session on Tuesday to pass a $26 billion bill aimed at saving the jobs of more than 300000 teachers, ...
www.voanews.com/.../House-Passes-26-Billion-US-Jobs-Bill-100385794.html - Cached


6. House approves jobs bill: Do states deserve $26 billion more ...
Aug 10, 2010 ... The House of Representatives cut short its August recess to return to Washington and pass a state jobs bill Tuesday. Supporters say the bill ...
www.csmonitor.com/.../House-approves-jobs-bill-Do-states-deserve-26-billion-more-stimulus - Cached



August 11 is the date of the newest item at the beginning of the search results produced by Google--not exactly fresh content.  However, Google does offer options within Advanced Search, including how far to look back, so I searched Google for "jobs bill" content from the past week:


Google Advanced Search


Kansas City Star President Obama asks congress to pass small business jobs bill - 3 days ago
[Sept 3, 2010] (NECN/CNN) - President Barack Obama requested congress to pass his small business jobs bill. He says the legislation is being blocked by key republicans. ...
NECN - 1790 related articles »
Obama Calls for Action on Small Business Jobs Bill - U.S. News & World Report - 1167 related articles »
NSBA president endorses Obama's jobs bill - CNN Political Ticker (blog) - 33 related articles »

New Jobs Bill Proposed | FDL News Desk
[Sept 1, 2010] 5 days ago - Until now, the Administration has seemed oddly content with the weakening economic picture and the lack of jobs. They've pushed the small business lending ...
news.firedoglake.com/2010/09/01/new-jobs-bill-proposed/ - Cached

Small Business Jobs Bill: No 'Itty Bitty' Thing | The White House
[Sept 3, 2010] 3 days ago - Small Business Jobs Bill: No 'Itty Bitty' Thing. Posted by SBA Administrator Karen Mills on September 03, 2010 at 10:04 AM EDT ...
www.whitehouse.gov/.../small-business-jobs-bill-no-itty-bitty-thing - Cached

MORE ON OBAMA'S SMALL BUSINESS "JOBS" BILL - Nealz Nuze on boortz.com
[Aug 31, 2010] 6 days ago - This web site, for Neal Boortz, features Neal's Nuze, Libertarian views, Talk Radio, and online radio. It is a Cox Radio site representing The Talkmaster, ...
boortz.com/nealz_nuze/2010/.../more-on-obamas-small-business.html - Cached

CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive ...
[Sept 5, 2010] 1 day ago - Agreeing to extend the Bush tax cuts would NOT win their approval of the jobs bill he now wants passed. He made this mistake during the health care reform ...
politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/.../nsba-president-endorses-obamas-jobs-bill/


These results were much better, of course, in terms of recent content, although it took another step to set Google Advanced Search parameters.


Bing


Senate easily approves jobs bill; House passes health-insurance ...
Feb 25, 2010 • The Senate easily approved a $15 billion jobs bill Wednesday that would give tax breaks to companies for hiring new employees, one of two legislative victories that ...
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/24/AR2010022402258.html • Cached page

Jobs Bill Squeaks Through Despite Dem Defections
[Dec 16, 2009] Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) muscled a $154 billion jobs bill through the House on Wednesday evening just before Congress departed for a holiday recess. With the vote in serious ...
www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/16/house-jobs-bill_n_395107.html • Cached page

Senate jobs bill vote expected Wednesday - CNN.com
[Feb 23, 2010] While Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, indicated that a vote on the Senate jobs bill could come at any time, it is now expected to take place Wednesday.
www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/02/23/reid.jobs.bill/index.html?section=cnn_latest • Cached page

Senator Reid tees up 2010 jobs bill - TheHill.com
[Nov 11, 2009] Senate Democrats will take up a new job-creation bill in the wake of the 10.2 percent unemployment rate.
thehill.com/homenews/senate/67299-reid-tees-up-2010-jobs-bill • Cached page

Jobs Bill
[Undated: page of Frequently Asked Questions] - Is this bill is (sic) full of earmarks and “pork projects?” The bill I sent to the Senate has zero earmarks- not a single one. There are no dollars for pork projects, no special ...
baucus.senate.gov/JOBS.html • Cached page

Senate Approves $15 Billion Jobs Bill - NYTimes.com
Feb 24, 2010 · Though modest in scope, the bill was hailed by Democrats as evidence that the parties could work together.
www.nytimes.com/2010/02/25/us/politics/25jobs.html



Among initial results, Bing did not find one for the most recent jobs bill that is being discussed today.  February 25, 2010 is the "newest" entry.  No wonder most of the dates were not prominently displayed!  Bing does offer Advanced Search options. Parameters of search terms, site/domain, country/region, and language can be added, but I've not found anywhere to specify recent content.


Yahoo! Search

Of course, Yahoo! search results are going to be the same as those produced by Bing (because Bing powers Yahoo! Search), except that in the presentation, Yahoo! inserts "News Results" (which presents the only recent content) after the third item:  


Senate easily approves jobs bill; House passes health ...
[Feb 24, 2010] The Senate easily approved a $15 billion jobs bill Wednesday that would give tax breaks to companies for hiring new employees, one of two legislative victories ...
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/​article/2010/02/24/... - Cached.

Jobs Bill Squeaks Through Despite Dem Defections
[Dec 16, 2009] Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) muscled a $154 billion jobs bill through the House on Wednesday evening just before Congress departed for a holiday recess. With the ... ( 5977 Comments )
www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/12/16/house-jobs-bill_n... - Cached

Senate jobs bill vote expected Wednesday - CNN.com
[Feb 23, 2010] While Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, indicated that a vote on the Senate jobs bill could come at any time, it is now expected to take place Wednesday.
www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/02/23/reid.jobs.bill/index... - Cached

Jobs Bill - News Results
[Sept 3, 2010] Jobs bill may help schools The Times-Journal - Sep 03 10:33pm
[Sept 5, 2010] NSBA president endorses Obama's jobs bill, presses for tax cut extension CNN
Political Ticker - Sep 05 07:57am
[Sept 6, 2010] Gubernatorial Candidate Bill white stops in Tyler Monday KETK 56 Tyler - 2 hours ago

Senator Reid tees up 2010 jobs bill - TheHill.com
[Nov 11, 2009] Senate Democrats will take up a new job-creation bill in the wake of the 10.2 percent unemployment rate.
thehill.com/.../senate/67299-reid-tees-up-2010-jobs-bill - Cached

Jobs Bill
[Undated: page of Frequently Asked Questions] Is this bill is (sic) full of earmarks and “pork projects?” The bill I sent to the Senate has zero earmarks- not a single one. There are no dollars for pork projects, no ...
baucus.senate.gov/JOBS.html - Cached


In sum, I have found NowRelevant to be the quickest way to search for content that hasn't aged. The content it produces is complementary to that of Google Advanced Search.  NowRelevant is the newest member of my search engine tools.

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