Tips for better web results

Now you've practiced with Google. But what are the other search engines? Won't they look different? Yes. But even though they look different from each other, search engines have similar features. Once you've learned a few tips, you'll have no problem using different search engines.

Tips Examples

Be specific

  • Use nouns and unique words
  • Put the most important words first
  • Use multiple terms when possible
If you were interested in "bias in the newspapers" you could search for newspapers bias slant censorship journalism

Use quotes around phrases

so that the search engine will search for the words as a phrase not as separate words.

"world health organization"

Use a minus sign -

A word or a phrase preceeded by a - excludes it from your search

If you wanted pages on fusion but not cold fusion you can prevent "cold" from being searched: -cold fusion