Tips for smarter, more efficient Internet searching


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.

  • Use unique, specific terms
  • Use the minus operator (-) to narrow the search

-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.

  • Use quotation marks for exact phrases

-Using quotation marks around a phrase will return only those exact words in that order.

  • Don't use common words and punctuation

-Raven and The Raven return entirely different results.

  • Capitalization

-Most search engines do not distinguish between uppercase and lowercase, even within quotation marks.

  • Drop the suffixes

-bird and not birds, walk and not walked.

  • Maximize AutoComplete

-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.

  • Customize your searches

- (+) for include, (-) for exclude, (*) for returning all kinds of search result with that searched name

  • Use browser history
  • Set a time limit -- then change tactics

- one should search withing tie limit.




著者: Moumita
SamePage Ltd. Basically I am a technical person and like to read blogs on technologies. I am a fun-loving person which reflects in my other hobbies like visiting place, traditional dancing etc. I am looking forward in this site for knowledgeable blogs from others also.

モウミタ・ダッシュ。ニックネームは「プーバ」。チッタゴン出身。エンジニア。 テクノロジー分野のブログを読むのが好きです。 そのほか、どこかにお出かけしたり、伝統的なダンスをしたり、面白いことや楽しいことが大好きです。他メンバーのブログからもたくさんの知識を得られることを楽しみにしています。