Monday, 23 May 2011
How successful are your Googles?
Have you ever done an internet search and struggled to find exactly what you're looking for?
Have an idea what you need, but can't quite think of the ideal search keywords?
It can be hard to find the exact information you're looking for online sometimes, but luckily Google have made searching easier for us.
By using the 'options' bar on the left hand side, you're able to filter out results you do or don't want showing. For example, if you're searching for a current news story, you'd probably want to choose 'recent results' rather than leaving it as you found it. You won't be interested in results from years ago as they won't be relevant for you.
Have you tried the Wonderwheel? This can be a great way to find related topics you hadn't specifically considered.
Are you feeling more confident about searching? Why not put your skills to the test and try A Google A Day - this site gives a new (and challenging) question to answer each day - you'll certainly need to have sharp 'googling' skills to succeed. Good luck!
Do you have any handy hints to share? Please add them to our comments!