Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sorting Google by Date

I often search for technology-related articles on Google (e.g. How many bloggers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? The answer is three. One to do it, one to blog about it, and one to blog about the blog post and then share both posts on Google Reader). The problem is that technology changes rapidly, but Google search results just return whatever articles are most relevant to the keywords entered, regardless of date. So you have issues like searching for "best rss feed reader" and the 8th result is from January 2005! This is useless to me, unless I'm interested in the history of feed readers...Clearly, the published date of results for a search like this is extremely important, but it is completely ignored in standard Google searches.

Amazingly, Google has the date option available in Advanced Search preferences, but has not made this a standard feature...Ilan?

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