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Sourcing News and Tips - Issue #11

Did you know that Google Custom Search Engines (CSEs) are not really "search engines" at all? Instead
March 5 · Issue #11 · View online
Sourcing News and Tips
Did you know that Google Custom Search Engines (CSEs) are not really “search engines” at all? Instead of crawling the web to create new indexes of searchable pages, they fetch search results from the main Google index!
Effectively, CSEs are an alternative user interface for Google’s vast trove of information, which provide new and different search features when compared to “regular” Google search. CSEs add substantial Sourcing power with little-known search features, including special operators only available in Custom Search.
These advanced features of CSEs will allow you to simplify complex searches, and significantly improve search precision (i.e., see far fewer false positives). Even beginners can create powerful custom search engines in a few minutes! However, please note: the user interface for CSE creation is not user-friendly, so you will need some patience to unlock their full potential.
Custom Search Engines (and other alternative ways to apply Google search) are our theme this week, and we’d love to hear your favorite examples of how to create and use them in Sourcing. Drop us a line, or see “Feedback” below for more ways to join the conversation.

Training Events
Our online Sourcing classes provide the latest, most up-to-date info on Sourcing core concepts, best practices, tools, and advanced techniques. See our full list of upcoming classes here.
Become A Custom Search Engines Expert
Find Anyone's Contact Info Workshop
Sourcing without LinkedIn Workshop
Featured Question of the Week
Over on YouTube, we’re producing short videos answering reader questions and demonstrating neat Sourcing tricks.
Sourcing Certifications Question of the Week - Episode 6
Custom Search Engine of the Week
Google Custom Search Engines provide new and exciting ways to produce precise, repeatable searches - including some features unavailable on
Google Custom Search
News Roundup - Selected Sourcing Stories
Google Data Search: business needs closer to academia
Ten Custom Search Engines for Recruiters
Unofficial Google Search API from Apify
We’d love to hear from you! If you have something to share, a question, comment, or other feedback, please reply and let us know.
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