Fujairah Collage

Fujairah Collage
Some distinctive landmarks in Fujairah

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Searching Fujairah With Google

New look for Google
Have you noticed that Google has a new look, a new logo and a new left-hand panel when you do a search?

Google ‘Fujairah’
Check the left-hand panel on the search results page when you put 'Fujairah' into Google Search.

At the top of the left panel you get Everything as you did before.

Next is a red flag icon and the heading ‘Maps of Fujairah’ which when clicked opens up in Google Maps with a flag indicating the location of Fujairah city.

Further down is the camera icon and ‘Images’ of Fujairah. Here it is possible to narrow down the search according to the size, type and color of the photos.

Then there is an arrow down where clicking ‘More’ opens up to Videos, News, Shopping from the Google checkout (posters, books, photos, coins, T-shirts, coffee mugs etc), Books with a Fujairah theme, Blogs (recent blog and web site postings), Updates (new results that appear with the hour as they come available) and Discussions (from forums and site like WikiAnswers).

If that’s not enough, you can narrow down your search by Time (things posted in the past hour, 24 hours, week, month, year or you can insert dates for a custom search.

Then you can narrow the search according to relevance and date or widen your search to look at Related Items.

That’s Not All
You can narrow the search according to whether you have visited pages before or not.

Google Wonder Wheel
You can try out the Wonder Wheel which currently has links to Fujairah airports, the Freezone, hotels and other things frequently searched in Google.
Google Timeline
Click on the Timeline and you will see references to Fujairah as they relate to the time in history. Currently the earliest reference is to 1670, the estimated date when the Fujairah Fort was built. The Timeline shows how patchy the historical references to Fujairah are until one gets to 1950 and more recent times.

More or Less
You can shape your search according to whether you want sites with more or less images, shopping sites and page reviews.

Sites with Images
Each search result now includes a strip of images from the website, so searchers can get a better preview of what each page has to offer. To enable this new feature, simply do your image-focused query on Google, click on ‘more search tools’ in the left-hand navigation, and then click on ‘sites with images’. You'll notice the search results page completely transforms.

Lost in Translation
The last tool is called Translated Search which offers a list of articles that have been translated about Fujairah especially those from Arabic into English.

These are great tools, not all new but brought together and made more accessible. A great help when searching all things Fujairah.

Geoff Pound

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