Sunday 11 July 2010

It looks like bites the dust

I'm sure there must be another one, if anyone knows one let it know.

Tuesday 29 June 2010

A link to STH

Not really search related... although... This forum is the reason that Exploseek started. I was also posting there years ago, it seems still a great place.

I would say if you find a nice site first bulk download it then post it at

Thursday 10 June 2010

megaupload rapidshare google query

I've added two test queries, although it's under the category 'music' it is for both music/video in general.

A direct query within the domain (using site:) seems to be very useful, for rapidshare that doesn't give much results therefore I've also added a query ' OR ' and if you are lucky rapid gives it to you, if your IP adress is not timed-out. With that query you will, of course, also find links to a lot of rapidshare or megaupload search engines that you can check individually. I have no idea if it is useful to add those and I'm not really into them.

Thursday 27 May 2010

Found a nice Reverse Image Search tool

You can upload a photo or point to a URL and it attemps to find similar images.

Friday 21 May 2010

pdf / magazine search and Issuu

Google's pdf option is very useful to find pdf files/magazines, I created a query in the compact format.

Also Issuu (for publishing) is very nice, although not all publishers also have PDFs on their site, I've put it under the pdf category.

Thursday 13 May 2010 alternative

It seems that it is still possible to use the nice interface if you replace


Fixed for now.

Friday 9 April 2010

A movie query

This is what sometimes work to find movies. The trick is to use 699M because that fits on a cd.
Also things like 698M OR 697M etc will work. Be aware of spammers and use your virusscanner for all content you download!

Sunday 21 March 2010

Prostopleer seems to have a high succes rate

I recently heard about this one. This is surely a one soon to be added...

Wednesday 17 March 2010

I've updated the exclusions also in the other search engines. It seems that Bing works also with adding simple - signs in the query. This should also work for yahoo but it still lists some of the results, even if you use advanced search and choose the option to exclude it from the url.

For example, if you exclude html and htmin the urls, like the following query

It still gives results containing htm(l) in the url.

Other changes:

- Exalead query corrected
- Multimedia mp3 search engines temporarily disabled

Don't forgot that it is all possible to mail or reply about good search engines/tools or queries!

Tuesday 16 March 2010

It seems harder to find open (apache) indexes than before

The old "index of" or "parent directory" trick is now used by a lot of websites to get traffic, even if you add -html -htm -shtml -phtml -php -buy -aspx -jsp -asp -cgi -pdf -ftp, what I just tested for the google music query (first one). A lot of sites are even no open indexes. Some of them are fake open indexes or some of them are password protected or redirect to spam links.
I think it is not physically possible to exclude the spam sites because the query becomes to large. The only way to check this is to process the url itself which should then be done on the server or with a client sided script. However there is still a chance to find material in this simple way.

Friday 12 March 2010

1st message

Hello reader. From this moment I will keep a blog of every change I make to exploseek and also all interesting search things that are worth mentioning. I haven't changed the site for a while and some of the queries are old and/or have expired. I also checked the server logs recently and the visitors have dropped a lot, which is a bad thing. This blog will hopefully force me to maintain the tool. Stay tuned