To REALLY Search The Internet
1: Add A 'Discovery' Keyword And Relevant Keywords To Your Search
Part 2: Use Relevant
Part 3: Building
A Search Engine Toolbox
Part 4: Search Specific
Part 5: Use Shortcuts
Part 6: Using Lesser
Known Google Features
Part 7: Finding Different
4: Search Specific Domains
There are literally millions of Websites online.
While it's great that there are so many
resources you can access in the blink of an eye, it's also
a detriment when you go searching for information.
experienced the search results pages that show 77,456,900 results
related to your keyword.
occurs because every site that 'simply mentions' your keyword
search technique is going to show you how to easily narrow that
down to 10, 20, or 30 GREAT results, which is
probably all you really need.
searching for information about a specific topic, first stop
and think if there are any domains/sites you're
familiar with that would have information related to what
you're interested in, and search that domain only.
example, if you're looking for information related to Tiger Woods,
why search the entire Web when www.golf.com
probably has all the information you need?
narrowing your search to a specific site, related to your keyword(s),
you can quickly eliminate the millions of
pages of clutter that a general Web search inherently brings
can still use Google to do your search (you can search for 'Tiger
Woods' on www.golf.com), you just need to enter
your search in the following way:
tiger woods site:golf.com
Notice the addition of: site:golf.com
tells Google to confine your search to only pages on www.golf.com.
a few more examples of searching for 'Tiger Woods' on specific
Try these queries yourself to get a feel for how it works.
what do you do when you're searching for information about a
topic (such as 'cat allergies') in which you have
no clue what specific domains might be related to it?
Here's what you do.
1. Go to Google and do a general search for 'cat allergies'
at the sites that appear in the top 10, note the domain
names (my results turned up a site at catsunited.com).
your search for 'cat allergies', limiting your search
to one of the top 10 domains listed (such as catsunited.com): cat
me, this returned 23 pages of highly focused information related
to cat allergies, as opposed to the nearly 700,000
pages that resulted from a general Web search.
sports, pets, health-related issues, cars, food, and other topics,
Search Automator has the built-in ability to
search for information on specific domains as we've just
discussed. This will help you quickly whittle down your
search results into something a lot more useful.