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Reminder: How to search through the CAPS blogs (updated)

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May 25, 2008 – Comments (15)

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:

site:caps.fool.com/blogs Apple

(italics not required, of course, just to emphasize). This is the result:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Acaps.fool.com%2Fblogs+Apple&btnG=Search

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

site:caps.fool.com/blogs goog

http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Acaps.fool.com%2Fblogs+goog&btnG=Search&hl=en&sa=2

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:

site:caps.fool.com/blogs homebuilder

This is what you get:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Acaps.fool.com%2Fblogs+homebuilder&btnG=Search

3) Or theme search, for example Brazil, let's try this:

site:caps.fool.com/blogs Brazil

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Acaps.fool.com%2Fblogs+Brazil&btnG=Search

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"

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Acaps.fool.com%2Fblogs+%22Great+Depression%22&btnG=Search

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:

site:caps.fool.com/blogs Bernanke

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Acaps.fool.com%2Fblogs+Bernanke&btnG=Search

You get more than 500 results of ranting and lauding!

Or let's take Warren Buffett:

site:caps.fool.com/blogs "warren buffett"

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Acaps.fool.com%2Fblogs+%22warren+buffett%22&btnG=Search

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!

15 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On May 25, 2008 at 7:25 PM, binv271828 (< 20) wrote:

cami,

Thanks! Yeah, I have used that trick many times myself

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#2) On May 25, 2008 at 7:54 PM, JDSancho (99.49) wrote:

Thanks for the input.  I had no idea.  My wife is going to hate you for giving me one more reason to stay on CAPS all night!!  Just kidding...

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#3) On May 25, 2008 at 9:09 PM, camistocks (< 20) wrote:

Glad to help.

And to make you stay up all night even longer, one more thing. 

It is also possible to combine search terms, of course. This will reduce the results and save a lot of time. For example, do you want to know about the Microsoft bid for Yahoo? Try this:

site:caps.fool.com/blogs microsoft yahoo

60 results.

Or about the solar industry in Califo-h-nia?

site:caps.fool.com/blogs solar California

The food inflation and China?

site:caps.fool.com/blogs "food inflation" China

And so on. Just treat it like a Google search you would normally do.

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#4) On May 26, 2008 at 12:47 AM, kristm (99.75) wrote:

But Google doesn't index postings instantly, so search results may very likely leave out some of the newest stuff until Big G updates its index. That's why a search function built into Caps would be a better solution.

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#5) On May 26, 2008 at 9:09 AM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

cami- you pushing apple and google. Interesting way to do it. Thanks for the information. That is a really useful tool that google has:)

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#6) On May 26, 2008 at 11:21 AM, abitare (35.89) wrote:

Good post. I was searching for information about a company and one of my blogs posts came up. Not really sure that was a good thing.

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#7) On May 26, 2008 at 11:41 AM, mandrake66 (86.40) wrote:

Awesome, thanks cami.

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#8) On May 26, 2008 at 5:58 PM, anchak (99.84) wrote:

Thanks!

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#9) On May 27, 2008 at 12:41 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

Hey cami- Just to let you know, so that there wasn't any miscommunication, the pusher reply was just a joke. You gave me the idea for my iphone blog:) Not very well received though. I put up a new video for you on the interim blog. Kind of a fun video and great artist. 

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#10) On May 27, 2008 at 5:24 PM, camistocks (< 20) wrote:

kristm, it doesn't index blogs instantly, but ofter a couple of hours. I think that is not too bad... ;-)

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#11) On May 28, 2008 at 12:28 AM, camistocks (< 20) wrote:

madcow, I added another song. I think you should like it.

For the others who don't know what we are talking about, check out this blog post. It has emerged into a collection of different artists.

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#12) On May 28, 2008 at 2:20 PM, madcowmonkey (< 20) wrote:

Sweet. I came up on page four for this search.

site:caps.fool.com caps blog uranium

In it to win it! Now I want to make page 2. Hmmmmm. What can I say about Uranium that hasn't been said before. I know, it isn't as clean as creating energy out of water! That has to make page 2:) 

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#13) On May 29, 2008 at 12:50 AM, Tastylunch (29.28) wrote:

ah I had forgotten this Cami, very useful stuff , thanks for the repost.

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#14) On June 06, 2008 at 1:57 AM, TheGarcipian (47.07) wrote:

Ha! I knew it was all a sinister plot to give the King some much needed rest! I typed in:

site:caps.fool.com/blogs "dead elvis"

and got back this page.

The King Still Lives! 

(Actually Cami, this is cool. Thanks for the info. I've been wanting this for a long time, but not quite as long as a Living, Breathing Elvis...) 

 

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#15) On June 08, 2008 at 10:50 AM, columbia1 wrote:

O.K. that was pretty kool!!. thanks for reposting it, missed the first one

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