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
5: Use Shortcuts
shortcuts is a simple
ways of telling a search engine that your query is related to
a specific search task.
a great example of just how useful and smart search engines have
Big-3 search engines (Google, Yahoo, and Ask) all offer search
shortcuts. They may call them different things, but
they essentially all work the same.
you want the weather for your zip code, head over to Google,
and enter the following: weather 47401
or on Yahoo, do it this way:
Want a definition for a word?
Yahoo, and Ask will all allow you to find it quickly by entering
your search the following way:
addition of the term 'define' to you query tells the search engine
you're looking for a definition for the word
are just a couple of the dozens of search shortcuts the various
search engines provide.
With search shortcuts you can quickly find:
prices for a zip code
for a particular sports team
information for a city or zip code
are links to the shortcut homepages of the Big-3 search engines.
Try these out for yourself. They can be real time-