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To search for something using a
, you need to type in what you're searching for. (Duh?) Here's the weird thing though: for
search engines, typing in a question is
the best way to find the information you're seeking! In most cases, you'll find the best information by using one or more keywords, which are the
in your question. (Get it?)
A good rule of thumb to remember when working with search engines is
every word matters
. This means that the search engine will use every word you type in as it searches for information on the
So here's some advice to find the information you're looking for more easily:
Use just a couple important words in your question (the keywords)
Skip little words like "what," "the," or "a"
Put your search terms in quotation marks if you want to search for that exact phrase
Use a (-) to remove some search terms (like "mullet -hair" to search for the term "mullet" but not any pages related to the haircut)
Start with just one or two keywords and add more if you need to get more specific
It's important to remember that with thousands (or millions!) of results from a web search, some of the pages will be better
sources of information
than others...so proceed with caution!
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