Tips for better web searches:
1. Exact Phrase in Quotes:
Sometimes you’ll only want results that include an exact phrase. In this case, simply put quotation marks around your search terms.For example, “Rigging Safety Training”
Try this search both with and without the quotes. With the quotes Google returns 1,063 results while without the quotes you get over 1 million results!
2. Exclude Terms:
Putting a minus (-) sign in front of a word in your search means that your search results MUST EXCLUDE that word.For example: rigging -sailboat
3. Include Terms:
Placing a plus (+) sign in front of a word means that word your search results MUST INCLUDE that word.For example: rigging +scaffold
4. Site Search:
Have you ever wanted to search only one specific web site? You can use google to search a single specific site. This is handy if the site doesn’t provide a search function of their own.For example: “Getting Started” site:www.questiomark.com
This search will return all results from the Questionmark.com website that match the exact phrase of “Getting Started”
Try these out and you’ll be able to get the information you’re looking for quicker and easier.
Stay tuned for even more great search tips next week.