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after many searches on the web ... or ... after many searching on the web
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searches
after many searches OF the web

or

after a lot of searching on the web
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Dejanm83after many searches OF the web
At Yahoo, in hits:

1,640 for "searches of the web"
156,000 for "searches on the web"

And, anyway, most would say:
after many web searches
Dejanm83after a lot of searching on the web
Again at Yahoo:
21,000 for "much searching on the web" which is the recommended one, IMO, should one want to use "searching"
1,220 for "a lot of searching on the web"
Marius Hancu
Dejanm83
after a lot of searching on the web
Again at Yahoo:
21,000 for "much searching on the web" which is the recommended one, IMO, should one want to use "searching"
1,220 for "a lot of searching on the web"

IMO 'a lot of searching on the web' is not acceptable
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Marius Hancu
Dejanm83
after a lot of searching on the web
Again at Yahoo:
21,000 for "much searching on the web" which is the recommended one, IMO, should one want to use "searching"
1,220 for "a lot of searching on the web"

IMO 'a lot of searching on the web' is not acceptable

a lot of search on the web

searching is an adjective, and has not noun aspect.
Inchoateknowledge
searching is an adjective, and has not noun aspect.
It can be a noun all right:

  • U.S.-Afghan Foray Reveals Friction on Antirebel Raids

    ... forces to do the searching.'' The Afghan ...

  • Friends, Cutups, Co-Stars: The Stages That Led to 'Huff'

    ... 'I think the searching for happiness outside myself, ...

  • Don't Stop Bugging Me

    ... illegal wiretapping, the searching of police databases

  • Marius Hancu
    Inchoateknowledge
    searching is an adjective, and has not noun aspect.
    It can be a noun all right:

  • U.S.-Afghan Foray Reveals Friction on Antirebel Raids

    ... forces to do the searching.'' The Afghan ...

  • Friends, Cutups, Co-Stars: The Stages That Led to 'Huff'

    ... 'I think the searching for happiness outside myself, ...

  • Don't Stop Bugging Me

    ... illegal wiretapping, the searching of police databases

    Where my brain is sometimes -- or all the time -- I am seldom aware of.

    Searching is a gerund (noun) in the sentence.
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