Dwindal Key Concepts

There are several key concepts you need to know to use Dwindal effectively.

Phrases are also known as keywords/terms. These are words like "Angelina Jolie", "espionage movies", "heart transplant side effects and treatment". Pretty much anything you want to look for on the Internet.

Whether you use the Quick Set Up process or the main Dwindal Interface, Dwindal asks that you put your keyword/terms into Phrase Groups. The reason for this is that Dwindal allows you to scan multiple websites with multiple terms.

Sites is short for web sites, which can be almost any website*. Dwindal asks you to put your sites into collections or Site Groups.

For more information, please watch this 2m, 20s video: Phrase and Site Groups Explained.

If you are using the main interface the Set Schedule button cross references a Phrase Group with a Site Group. Dwindal Quick Set Up does this cross referencing and creating of a Site Group for you.

Here's a simple simulated hand-written diagram of two Phrase Groups connecting to two Site Groups.

Once the cross reference is completed through the Set Schedule process, Dwindal does this: Looks for Angelina Jolie in www.imdb.com
Looks for Angelina Jolie in www.people.com
Looks for Betty White in www.imdb.com
Looks for Betty White in www.people.com
Looks for Hugh Jackman in www.imdb.com
Looks for Hugh Jackman in www.people.com
Looks for Michael Caine in www.imdb.com
Looks for Michael Caine in www.people.com

and ... Looks for Alien Life in www.discovermagazine.com
Looks for Alien Life in www.howstuffworks.com
Looks for Alien Life in www.nature.com
Looks for Faster than light Neutrinos in www.discovermagazine.com
Looks for Faster than light Neutrinos in www.howstuffworks.com
Looks for Faster than light Neutrinos in www.nature.com
Looks for Paleo Diet in www.discovermagazine.com
Looks for Paleo Diet in www.howstuffworks.com
Looks for Paleo Diet in www.nature.com

The use of Phrase and Site Groups lets you look for more keywords/terms in many sites without repetitive data entry. You can change your groups at any time.

Every night Dwindal generates results and displays them in the screen you land on after you sign in. Each phrase that has results is displayed on a per day basis. You can click on the links in the page to get to details.


* Dwindal does reserve the right to restrict scanning on sites that won't help you or cause us legal problems. See our privacy and legal page.