GUS - Gemini Universal Search
Add known feeds feature at gus.guru/known-feeds
Added distinction between internal and external backlinks. See gus.guru/about for full documentation.
Updated certificate for gus.guru. I finally got around to reading some of the helpful list and gemlog discussion concerning EC certificates, and have made the switch for GUS. Comparing to the previous full chain certificate from Let's Encrypt, the new one is about 7x smaller!
Added more prominent header link to backlink queries.
Added historical statistics page, viewable at gus.guru/statistics/historical/overall
Added support for viewing backlinks to pages. You can find this functionality on search result pages when in verbose mode. If GUS knows of pages linking to a given result (a.k.a., a "backlink"), it will add an option to view those backlinks. This comes on the heels of some interesting discussion regarding tracking replies in Geminispace, and could open the door to some novel functionality built on top of this feature - e.g. the ability to "subscribe" to updates to your own posts, and if a new backlink is discovered, it could notify you somehow. Alternatively, since the URL structure to reach a given page's backlinks page is predictable, one could also simply place a link on content pages to their corresponding GUS backlinks page, which readers could navigate to after reading, to find related content to read. As always, documentation for this new feature can be found on the about page. A number of small changes to verbose mode also went out with this release - in particular, there is now a button on search result pages to toggle verbose mode, so you don't need to muck around with the URL manually to toggle it, and verbose mode is now sticky between search result pages when using the previous/first/next page links at the bottom.
Added size of pages to each result, so users can see how much network bandwidth would be involved in following each link. Size is also provided as a valid query search filter now. Documentation for filtering by size can be found on the advanced searching section of the about page!
Added ability to search and filter by charset. Documentation for this feature can be found on the advanced searching section of the about page!
Added ability to search and filter by domain. Documentation for this feature can be found on the advanced searching section of the about page!
Added contextual highlights from result pages' content directly to GUS search results pages. This should give a nice preview of what to expect if you click through to the result!
Added instantaneous indexing of seed requests! Submit a seed request and your site should begin showing up in closer to a few minutes than a few days, as it tended to before.
Added verbose search result mode. This is meant as an aid to content creators in figuring out exactly when GUS crawled specific pages, and how those pages' content scores against other results in Geminispace. Documentation for this feature is available under the advanced searching section of the about page.
Added paging functionality, which will now show up at the bottom of search result pages that have more than one page of results.
Added Known Hosts and News, both of which you can find on the GUS homepage.
Added Index Statistics feature, which you can find on the GUS homepage.
Added ability to search and filter by content type. Documentation for this feature can be found on the about page! I'm really excited about this update, because it will allow users to do things like search for all the music in Geminispace, or search for all the downloadable epub content. Unsurprisingly, most of the current content is either `text/gemini` or `text/plain`, but there is still a smattering of other interesting content types already in existence in Geminispace.
Added search suggestions. When a search returns with no results, GUS will now attempt to find some lexicographically similar search suggestions that would yield results. Hopefully this will help ameliorate both typos in queries, as well as the slight paucity of content in these early days of Gemini.
Updated GUS indexing to respect robots.txt. Documentation for this feature can be found on the about page.
"Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn't matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough." --- Richard Feynman
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Index updated on: 2020-12-06