Hi everyone. Below are a few simple tips can help you find the answers to your web searches without wading through pages of useless links. Picked these up from PC World.
Put Quotation Marks Around Your Query:
For example type "air conditioning" instead of air conditioning. This creates the query as one unit, so all the results have that set of words. Without the quotes, you'll end up with pages on air quality, hair conditioner etc.
Use the Minus (-) Sign:
This tells the search engines that you do not want a word. For example Shakespeare - William will pull up pages for Shakespeare with no reference to William.
Need a quick definition? Then type define word. Google users must type define: word.
Identify The Area Code On An Incoming Call:
Enter the Area Code in the search field to find the city/cities for that number. Please remember that if the user is calling from a VoIP line, he or she may not be located in that area code's geographical region.
Quick Weather Updates:
Traveling to Dallas, Texas? Type in Dallas weather for a fast forecast.
Information Courtesy of
PC World June 2007