A tool for browsing Google's internet database, by exploring links between related sites.

 

 

Enter a URL or search terms into the box below, then press Go!

NOTE: You can't enter URLs containing a / (forward slash) in this box, but you can inside the program.

This will launch Google Relator, containing your search terms in the central node, with links to the first 10 search results in the surrounding nodes.

Double-clicking on one of the surrounding nodes will expand the graph to include the first 10 related articles.

Double-clicking on the central node will retrieve the next 10 search results for your search terms (but you'll have to switch 'show first' to 'all' to be able to see them).

Clicking on the 'inf' icon above each node will display a hint window containing a summary and a link to the site itself.

 

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Notes

The TouchGraph applet works well using all common browsers for Windows. Safari is recommended for Mac OS X.

Requires Java 1.3+, which will be automatically downloaded and installed if necessary. To install JRE 1.4 manually, go here.

The applet is not currently working on Classic Mac OS, due to the lack of Java 1.3.

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Credits

Alex Shapiro/ TouchGraph LLC: Java coding for TG_RSL_Browser applet.

Martin Spernau: PHP script for the initial TGGoogleBrowser

Alf Eaton: TouchGraph output for feeding the Google Relator.

See also

TouchGraph's official GoogleBrowser - fetches nodes recursively for easier network and cluster analysis

Chris Langreiter, google-set-vista at langreiter.com

 

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