In these days internet has come to play a vital role. There are many search engines which perform specific tasks you ask from them. Search engines are designed to look for information like web pages, images and other related subjects on the World Wide Web (www) and FTP Servers. But at times you may get confused as a particular type of information you are searching is not available on the internet.
So, one needs to be very careful and meticulous when searching for some specific information on the net. There are certain tips which, if followed, can make your net surfing a lot easier and can improve your surfing skills. Most of these tips are easy to follow but are beyond the knowledge of the average surfer. So, check out these points which have been discussed below for more efficient and useful surfing :
Choice of the search engines
All the search engines are not equally powerful. Hence, one must go for the best sites like Google, Bing. Search engines differ in their capacities of databases like some are built with perhaps a billion databases while others search a single theme or other formats of surfing. Anyway, Google is definitely the most popular and widely used search engine as it is powerfully built and has a high efficiency in surfing and/or performing searches.
Words for your search
While searching for some content in the internet you have to carefully choose your words. Some common words are already existing in the search engines. For Google and some other search engines some very common words like ‘the’, ‘a’, ‘for’ etc. need not be typed. Thus one has to be clever and clear about the words.
Put your search in Parentheses
For some very specific and exact information it is always better to put words under parentheses in which case the search engine will search for the exact words, sentence or phrase within the parentheses. For instance, if you want information on how to boost server speed then type the words within parentheses “How to boost server speed” to get the exact results quickly.
Make your search content simple
Use very specific, simple and easy words in your search content to get good, quick and desired results. If proper words are not used then the search engine might show you some additional related information which you don’t need.
Use the Plus sign
If you want some very accurate information on the net then it is better to use a “+” sign in your search content. The “+” sign will specifically search for information on the topic you choose.
Use the Minus sign
Similarly when information on only a single topic out of many other related topics is desired you can use the “-“ sign.
Directories and search engines
Search engines use Robots or automated computer programs for flitting from page to page through the web. The entered index words, URL, words, phrases and paragraphs actually add to the database of the search engines. Directories offer a more abbreviated set of sites making the searches easier and quicker.
Multiple search engines
A number of search engines are engaged together making the search a quick and wide-ranging process. But sometimes this can cause trouble while searching for a doubtful and confusing topic.
You can ask questions in a search engine if you want some specific answer.
Rephrase the search or look for other search engines
If you don’t find the proper answer to a search you can rephrase the words in your search content. If you still fail, you can switch to other search engines.