Describe your search as completely as possible to narrow -- don’t capitalize, Google is case insensitive. (eg. a search for carnivore obtains a game, a type of animal and an FBI program, so specify your term)
Add quotes to limit search to those sites with this specific phrase: “history of chocolate”
Limit search to specific sites or file types: “ history of chocolate” -.com filetype:ppt
+ to include; - to exclude (no spaces)
Most search engines have an advanced search similar to Google’s Go see William the conker (er)
... search several different search engines simultaneously, and return first 10 or so hits from each. they’re fast, but may miss potentially useful sites not included in first 10. BUT Using Ixquick and then Dogpile search for “ cyberlaw ” Which display do you prefer and why?
Monitoring SE performance Have a look at tools such as Search engines vary in size … but remember that size isn’t everything Using Search Engine Watch , decide which is the second-largest search engine