9 Search Engine Tools to Research and Investigate
"How can I help you?" and "How can I help you?" in unison is said.
With the world of database at your fingertips, why would anyone in business ask "What can I do for you?"
Before asking questions which will probably be left unanswered, use the new push button tech tools to know the answers before connecting with a stranger. Do homework in advance. Do the work.
Here are push button tech tools to investigate and research before you connect:
Aardvark is now owned by Google and, in essence, is a human search engine. Ask a question and Aardvark answers back but the source is specifically to you from another who claims to know the answer. Remember to trust but verify. Consultants should love this since any question can now be answered ... if you ask Aardvark.
AttentionMeter is a quick comparison tool for websites. There are many of these but this one is easy enough for even low tech rookies to understand.
Grader.com offers website grader, twitter grader, facebook grader, blog grader and more. Grader allows you to look into the historical online activities of a person or company. This tool is very useful and highly recommended.
While Clicktale may not give information about a specific person, the online analytics tool does help you understand mouse moves, clicks and keystrokes. Knowing this information helps you understand what is interesting and adapt.
Howmanyofme.com proves that you may not be so special after all. This tool shows every other person with the same name in the USA. First name, last name or combined names are available. This database is helpful as an icebreaker for fun but who can expect it to be 100% up to date?
IceRocket is the search tool you might use for social media. You can type in a person's name or topic and search based on buzz, twitter, blogs, etc. It is fast and easy to use. There is a downsize to database searches: "Know the exact spelling or phrase" since it only delivers what you are asking for.
All-in-One List of Search Engines Pandia Powersearch is an all-in-one list of search engines and directories. Search the Web, or select one of the categories to find the best Internet search tools. To have quick access to information about those topics of interest to your customers or clients will make them look your way.
Socialoomph can be simple or complex. Socialoomph helps to manage the conversation online for your accounts. One of the more important aspects is the alert system which come direct to your email inbox. There are other tools to get it done, this is one.
Spokeo may go to the top of your list if you are an online networker. Spokeo is going after photos, emails, bio, wealth and social networks. For those who are not worried not concerned about privacy, this may scare you. The old phone books are obsolete and Spokeo shows why.
Zabasearch is specificly designed to find information about people. Again, the database system is only as good as the data entered. We are not yet in a society where all data is available on the Internet and there are time lags to consider as well. Even so, use Zabasearch before you have a conversation and maybe learn a way to help before you ask.
The lazy person asks: "Is there anything I can do to help?" The words are nice but sends a message of "do my job for me".
The person who has deep caring and makes an extra effort will first use a push button tech tool to find out information about a person or topic which might be of interest.
Use the tools. Most are free and those which do cost a few dollars will pay off with smiles and time savings.
There are more tools... a long list for you. The research is done, here is a webinar recording and a method to evaluate the tools to improve sales.