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"The Internet Sourcing Community". Sourcers, Recruiters, Sales, Business Development; all who search the Internet: Share Boolean strings to find resumes, profiles, contacts, generate leads; discuss search engines, deep web, real time, semantic search, Google, Google-Plus pages, Bing/Yahoo, LinkedIn; parsing, productivity tools, tips.

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Comment by Beth Lewis on December 16, 2008 at 9:45am
Using the "host" command to xray generally works on AltaVista, though as Sandeep mentions, not very well on other search engines.
Comment by Martin Warren on December 15, 2008 at 9:58pm
Hi All,

I'm interested to see if anyone out there is having much success targeting Facebook using the site command etc...?

I find this works well on Myspace but not so good on Facebook.

Would love to see the commands and strings you have success with.

Comment by Irina Shamaeva on December 15, 2008 at 8:22pm
Hi all,

Please ask questions in the discussion section. (Click the start discussion link). You will have a better chance to get a reply.
Comment by Neil R. Martin on December 15, 2008 at 4:14pm
I have never used either resumegrabber or resumefinder, does anyone have any experience?
Comment by Lionell Artemus on December 15, 2008 at 3:01pm
I'm open to the best practices on this string people.
Comment by Sandeep on December 15, 2008 at 11:15am
using "host" while x-raying does not give very effective results on many search engines.
Comment by Nicole Jensen on December 12, 2008 at 2:45pm
For rovingrecruiter...
to xray a companies website try the following search string.
[host: "he is" job title or keywords]
Comment by Ruth-Dinaz Sarkari on December 11, 2008 at 11:32am
By default, Google pulls up docs in the "anytime" time frame. If you want to see a specific time frame use this in the URL after you run your query in Google to get a time range drop down window.


So for example you run a string on Google:
(image.processing C++ algorithm pattern.recognition x-ray) (ext:pdf | ext:doc | ext:rtf) ~resume -~jobs

and you get your smattering of results. Now before you click on any individual links for those results - just go to the top of the URL on this results page and drop this syntax


right after the last character in the url, no spaces and hit search again.

This enables a dropdown window with the ability to search for your info within a particular time frame. (runs from Past 24 hours and upto 1 year)
Comment by RovingRecruiter on December 11, 2008 at 10:16am
I am looking to x-ray a competitor's site to find potential US passive engineering candidates. Anyone have a suggestion on the boolean search string to do this? thanks much
Comment by Shari Burke on December 10, 2008 at 1:50pm
I am trying to get a good search string for oil and gas engineers. Could someone help me out? I would prefer to search the US first.

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