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Create a search string on Google so that:

  • it will use as few as possible Boolean operators (the AND, OR, and NOT logic)
  • it will bring up as many emails of recruiters as possible visible on the first page of search results

Deadline: Thursday March 8, 2012

Please post your strings in the comments to this post.

To choose the winner we will count:

  • the number of Boolean operators used (try to get it to zero!)
  • the number of emails available on the first page with the results
  • the amount of creativity
  • in the case of a tie the shortest string will win

Prize: the "Productivity Tools and Techniques for Internet Sourcing" prerecorded class, otherwise available at Prerecorded Classes.

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Gives me 101 unique emails using http://eel.surf7.net.my/ to extract.

Too many good answers prior to me so it is really hard to find something new. ;)

I would assume that major job boards/job aggregators in some cases still contain email addresses so using a string like this one below can bring good result?

inurl:www.indeed "email * .com"

Martin - shame on me to ask (what not, yes?) but which FF extension you use to have all google results in one page?

Martin Lee said:

Gives me 101 unique emails using http://eel.surf7.net.my/ to extract.

Balazs,

Go here https://www.google.com/preferences?hl=en and set your results per page to 100. You will have to disable Google Instant predictions to "Never show Instant results". before you can adjust the slider.

Hope that helps.

Shane

Thank you Shane.

So my string brings hundreds of emails and obviously some/many of them are junk... But still others look like a good one!

It may not be the shortest, but this string produces 119 unique emails for recruiters within the first page of results.

http://bit.ly/yfkZcK

 

-kameron

@Kameron - remove "* * * gmail.com" and you get much more (and valid) results. I love your trick. LinkedIn title x-ray rulez!

Hi Balazs -

 

Thanks!! I tried your suggestion, unfortunately, when you remove the gmail piece while your total number of search results rises dramatically your number of first page email addresses falls to 93. What I was hoping to do with this was find and highlight results where there were multiple email addresses, in this case gmail + another .com.

 

-kameron

Balazs Paroczay said:

@Kameron - remove "* * * gmail.com" and you get much more (and valid) results. I love your trick. LinkedIn title x-ray rulez!

Good thinking, Kameron! This does bring several emails per one search result.


Kameron Swinton said:

Hi Balazs -

 

Thanks!! I tried your suggestion, unfortunately, when you remove the gmail piece while your total number of search results rises dramatically your number of first page email addresses falls to 93. What I was hoping to do with this was find and highlight results where there were multiple email addresses, in this case gmail + another .com.

 

-kameron

Balazs Paroczay said:

@Kameron - remove "* * * gmail.com" and you get much more (and valid) results. I love your trick. LinkedIn title x-ray rulez!

Ok second attempt.

Borrowing from Kameron, but sticking with Google, and adding a couple of twists of my own,  I get 193 emails in 100 SERPS:

 "recruiter" *@*.com *@*.gmail.com

 

 


That is excellent! 


Martin Lee said:

Bob - That's a good try but did you look at the actual results? There are many Domain Blacklist and Beware of Scam type results.  Not sure that is exactly what we're trying to find. Could you modify it to remove those and still get strong results?

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