Using Internet Search Engines

February 4, 2011

Internet SearchIt seems that many people do not know how to use Google effectively. So, if you're interested, here are some tips which I use with my students:


I hope this helps. I know a lot of us out there are internet whizzes but a lot of us aren't, and I know it's hard sometimes to get the info you need. Google is really easy, and is often the fastest way to go.

By Veronica from MA

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July 6, 2018

There is a fairly new element of Google search. I just by chance found out about it. Google gets a lot of bad (some well deserved) rap. This little gem is a feather in their caps!


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August 24, 2020

This tip is so good, it deserves front page. If I'm correct, I was reading an unrelated tip when one person replying informed another of this neat little trick. Since that time, I've been using the tip every day, sometimes several times a day. That's why I think it deserves its own little spotlight.

A page using a Google search on a single word.


February 4, 2010

Did you know that you can give money to your favorite charity just by performing a search on the Internet? Go to and enter in your favorite charity in the "Who Do You GoodSearch For?" box, then use GoodSearch just like you would any other search engine.


June 9, 2015

Ever hear of getting some moola effortlessly? Well you can, and I'm here to tell you how to do that. Bing rewards! Once you join, you automatically earn 1 point for every time you use your search engine.


For example, say you get about 475 Bing rewards. You will get a 5 dollar gift card of your choice for free! So go on with your bad self, and light up that search engine.


February 5, 2012

Since Hubby retired, I have joined a website called and downloaded their search engine. The more your search with it, the more points are earned. They email you bargains and surveys daily, as well.


July 28, 2006

Have you ever gone to a website that didn't have a search function available? When this happens, be sure to try Google's handy site search feature.


July 2, 2008

If you use quotation marks on either side of your request, you will get more specific answers. Instead of writing knit baby sweaters, you should write "knit baby sweaters" to narrow the hits returned to you.



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December 30, 2017

Where can I look up a wide variety of antiques for free, to learn more about them and their value?


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December 31, 20170 found this helpful
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Are you asking if there is a search engine like Google that is only dedicated to antiques. That this is all it will display in the search results?


If this is what you want they do have a search engine for this.

You can try this search engine


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December 31, 20170 found this helpful
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Use E-Bay,or here is a link to a buy and sell site


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December 31, 20170 found this helpful
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You can get a free trial at for a week.

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