Phras.in = dead. Websource.it = dead. Only Google Fight is left
Thread poster: Michael Beijer

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Aug 31, 2015

I just noticed that my two favourite ‘comparers’ seem to be dead, or dying.

It seems Phras.in (http://phras.in/ ) has been hacked or something, as it no longer works, and the page is full of garbage.

Websource.it (http://www.websource.it/ ) is no longer online.

So only Google Fight (http://www.googlefight.co.uk/ ) remains. What do you use when you want to compare how often two phrases are used online?

e.g.: "poor indoor air quality" vs "poor quality indoor air"


 

Patrick Porter
United States
Local time: 07:23
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all news to me Aug 31, 2015

Michael Beijer wrote:

I just noticed that my two favourite ‘comparers’ seem to be dead, or dying.

It seems Phras.in (http://phras.in/ ) has been hacked or something, as it no longer works, and the page is full of garbage.

Websource.it (http://www.websource.it/ ) is no longer online.

So only Google Fight (http://www.googlefight.co.uk/ ) remains. What do you use when you want to compare how often two phrases are used online?

e.g.: "poor indoor air quality" vs "poor quality indoor air"


I wasn't aware of any of them, so thanks for the link to the 3rd one....it's probably worth trying. My method has usually been to just manually search both terms. This one seems more efficient.


 

Olly Pekelharing  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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Thanks.2 Aug 31, 2015

Neither was I aware of this functionality, so thanks from me too.

 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Happy to have been of service! Aug 31, 2015

×2

 

Elif Baykara Narbay  Identity Verified
Turkey
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Googling the phrase within double quotes Aug 31, 2015

was my method up to now. Never thought of a specialized page, so, thanks icon_biggrin.gif

 

2nl (X)  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 13:23
Google Battle Aug 31, 2015

You can also use Google Battle

 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Thanks Hans! Aug 31, 2015

2nl wrote:

You can also use Google Battle


The cool thing about Google Battle (which is what I liked about the now dead Phras.in and Websource.it) is that it also provides you with links to the actual searches). Will definitely be adding this one to my Chrome bookmarks!


 

Christophe Delaunay  Identity Verified
Italy
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Let me add my "thanks" Sep 2, 2015

Wasn't aware of such websites either... interesting!icon_smile.gif

 

Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
India
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Was news to me too Sep 3, 2015

I too follow the general practice of making two separate google searches and then comparing the hit figures. I didn't know there were special websites on which this can be done. I have book marked the third link. Thank you for bringing it to my notice.

 

2nl (X)  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 13:23
@Michael Sep 3, 2015

Michael Beijer wrote:

The cool thing about Google Battle (which is what I liked about the now dead Phras.in and Websource.it) is that it also provides you with links to the actual searches). Will definitely be adding this one to my Chrome bookmarks!



You are welcome, Michael.

Did you already manage to integrate searches like these into CafeTran's built-in web search feature?


 


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