Reminder: How to search through the CAPS blogs (updated)
If I'm not mistaken in a next update TMF is going to introduce a feature to search through the CAPS blogs. That would be great! Until then (as a reminder and also for the newer CAPS players) here's how you can search through the blogs with Google. From my blog in November (updated):
I think most of you will agree that there are some extremely interesting blogs that have been written on CAPS, which contain a whole lot of very valuable information. However until now this content and information was destined for cyberspace nirvana, since there was no possibility to search back through the blogs. You had to browse through many sites and waste time if you wanted to find something, you gave up after some time, or because of all this effort you didn't even try to find what you were looking for. So here's a solution, thanks to Big Google!
All CAPS blogs have been recorded by Google and so this is how to proceed for an exact search. You enter the following basic search term plus your personal search word(s) in the google search form:
site:caps.fool.com/blogs YOUR SEARCH TERM
That's basic. But to help you a little, here are some refined examples, eg, favorite company, industry, personality, etc.
1) Company Search: Say you want to know if some CAPS blogger has posted something about your favorite company! Let's take Apple as an example! In the Google search you enter the following:
(italics not required, of course, just to emphasize). This is the result:
As you can see you will get about 450 results! So many blogs (and comments) have been written mentioning Apple! Try this with YOUR favourite company!
Another example, this time using the symbol: GOOG
Google finds more than 380 CAPS blogs mentioning GOOG.
2) Industry Search: Say you want to know something about homebuilders, for example (a very popular theme at the moment, as we know). This is what you enter in the Google search window:
This is what you get:
3) Or theme search, for example Brazil, let's try this:
Say you want to know something about the Great Depression or who believes we are heading into one
site:caps.fool.com/blogs "Great Depression"
Wow, 230 blogs or comments mentioning the Great Depression! Scary!
4) Personality search: say you want to know what a CAPS blogger has written about a CEO, a political person or an entertainment personality. Let's take the most known personality (loved and hated) right know, Bernanke:
You get more than 500 results of ranting and lauding!
Or let's take Warren Buffett:
site:caps.fool.com/blogs "warren buffett"
270 blogs mentioning Warren Buffett!
Or George Bush? Hillary? Obama? McCain? Ron Paul? Henry Paulson? Jim Cramer? Brad Pitt? Oprah? Elvis? Hey try it yourself! Have fun!