Oracle Custom Search
Posted by Tyler Muth on November 29, 2010
Like many people reading this blog, google is a tool I use on a daily basis to find answers on Oracle Technology. I use it to search Oracle Documentation, OTN Forums, blogs, etc. There is such a large community of really talented people that you can usually find an answer quickly. However, there are a few problems with googling for Oracle answers. First, I find myself using the site: operator a lot to search Oracle documentation. This works fine, but I still end up with 8i & 9i doc when I would prefer never to see those versions again. There are also a number of sites that use Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques to relentlessly inject themselves into my results and I would prefer not to see those sites at all (Please don’t name them here. We all know who they are and I don’t want to deal with lawyers. If you name any specific sites in the comments, I will remove them immediately). There are also some sites which I trust more than others and would like to add a bit of “weight” to those sites in my results.
So, I created a Google Custom Search (http://www.google.com/cse/). I removed the sites I want to avoid, added some categories based on my search habits and customized the colors a bit. You can find my search at:
Update: You can add my search to your browser’s search bar by navigating to this page and simply clicking a link . Thanks for suggesting it Stew.
Feel free to use mine or create your own, it’s pretty simple. Enjoy!