Life is now an open-book exam -- if i have a computer, browser, and Internet access. If i know how to use a good search engine, i don't have to stuff my mind with facts. 10 tips are designed to improve that human element and better one's Internet search skills.
-when searching for the "word", references to the company "word", Inc. will also be returned. Use "word" -Inc to exclude references to the company or "word" -Inc -Cat to further refine the search.
-Using quotation marks around a phrase will return only those exact words in that order.
-Raven and The Raven return entirely different results.
-Most search engines do not distinguish between uppercase and lowercase, even within quotation marks.
-bird and not birds, walk and not walked.
-The standard Google start page will display a drop-down list of suggestions supplied by the Google search engine. This option can be a handy way to discover similar, related searches.
- (+) for include, (-) for exclude, (*) for returning all kinds of search result with that searched name
- one should search withing tie limit.