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Using Internet Search Engines

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Which search engine you use and how you use it can help determine the outcome of your computer searches. This is a guide about using internet search engines.


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By 10 found this helpful
February 4, 2011

It 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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February 4, 20103 found this helpful

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.

Every time you execute a search, GoodSearch donates a penny to the charity that you designated. This is a great way to make a difference by doing something you do everyday, and a frugal way to support the causes you care about.



By Chris L. from Blacksburg, VA

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By 2 found this helpful
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.

Source: Self

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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. I sometimes buy things through the website, and do all the surveys. Also if you click on their other emails, you earn 5 points that way.


When the points have accrued enough, you can get a gift card sent to you. We use those either as gifts to others or we splurge and eat out with them. We discovered that a Pizza Hut gift card for $25 will pretty much get us dinner there 2 times. Free! It takes just a little time daily, and in a couple months, we have the card coming to us. It is a really easy way to earn extra cash online.

By Jacketbacker from Greer, SC

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July 28, 20060 found this helpful

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.

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By 0 found this helpful
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?


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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