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Internet Searching Tips

Tips for using Google

Do you want to smarten up your research skills when using Google?

Then check out the link below for the infographic which shows you 46 tips and tricks to use Google more effectively.




Get More Out of Your Internet Searching – Try these simple tips


  • Search engines cannot answer questions.

Search engines are specialised web sites that help you find what you are looking for on the net. The results are based on keywords entered. Remember, search engines cannot answer questions. They just find websites that have something to do with keywords you have used in your search.

  • Place keywords in "QUOTATION MARKS" for a more effective search. The search engine will look for this specific phrase when searching the net.

Screen Shot of Google Search Bar

Google will search for "sugar cookie" recipes, not cookie recipes with sugar in them.

  • You do not have to include punctuation or sentences in a search bar. Just keywords are required.


  • If you do not want the search engine to find certain keywords then type a HYPHEN  (-) directly in front of the word with no space. This will exclude this term from the search.


Screen Shot of Google Search bar

Google will find recipes with no chocolate in them.


Next time you are researching, try these simple tips to get more out of your searching!



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