Do you search the web using Google? I do. It’s easy and you can find the answer to almost any question via the web.
Some people, though, are intimidated by the search engines at Google.com, Yahoo.com and Live.com (the renamed MSN.com) among others. The only real problem between them is that they don’t all use the same ways for fine-tuning your search. That’s the reason I stay with Google for searching – I know how and don’t have to guess how to use a new search engine.
What can you do, for example?
If you want to find web pages that include certain specific words, let’s use the words dog and kennel as examples, all you have to do is to enter
in the search engine form and click the search button.
There’s a slight problem with this approach. The word "dog" and the word "kennel" will both be on the page, but the page may not refer to a dog kennel.
In order to find "dog kennel", all you have to do is put the term in double-quotes. That way, Google will find the phrase.
Perhaps you wanted to find a kennel but didn’t want to see the word "cat" on the page. Google lets you put a minus-sign immediately before any words you want to exclude. So, we would search for
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