I am a known Google addict. Love it, love the browser, toying with purchasing a chrome book of my own.
…irritates me to no end.
Nothing like being on a tear and working through a search to hit this wall. And occasionally, I can’t just get by with entering the magic word once, that damn thing comes up 10 times in a row.
But I gotta get my job done.
So I’ve been looking for a way to avoid it, yet still generate results. Most of the time I run into this lovely message is when I’m using the site: command on Google to review Linkedin public profiles. When I am doing that I have to run a “clean up” command. Everyone has their own way of doing clean up (i.e. looking at more public profiles, less directory listing), many people prefer:
(inurl:in OR inurl:pub)
I tend to prefer:
largely because it takes up less character real estate.
Recently, when I was using the inurl: command, that Captcha message started to haunt me. So screw it. I won’t use it. At least not for my Linkedin searches. Instead I tried this for clean up:
And it works like a charm – nice clean up – excellent list of results including profiles falling under “in” OR “pub” and yet not a directory listing among them. It doesn’t thrill me that I’m losing some characters that I could use for keywords, but I’ll survive to get the best list possible.
Bite me Google.
Kelly is the Recruitment Manager for Westat, a leading social science research organization headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.