Monday, 7 May 2012

How to search the internet

How do you search the internet...effectively

Search Engines

Internet search sites can search through  Web pages, using titles, keywords or text. 
The first thing to do  is to ask your question the right way, so that you don't end up with too many search results (eg: writing football),with too few (eg: writing Basingstoke United), or not being able to locate the material that you need (writing results for 1999 season against Ebsfleet for Basingstoke United).

Getting Started

Before doing a search, it's important to define your topic as completely as possible. Write down exactly what you're looking for (types of avocado), why you're looking for it (for a recipe), and what you're not looking for (bananas). This will help you to find the best keywords for your search.


Apart from  Ask Jeeves, which will take questions (what is matter), most work best if you provide them with several keywords (matter, science, atoms, molecules).

Most users submit 1.5 keywords per search, which is not enough - the recommended maximum is 6 to 8 words,ideally it would be  nouns and objects. Avoid verbs. Use  (feta cheese) rather than just (cheese)

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