1. How would you search for an exact word or phrase?
- Think about what you’re trying to find
- Choose words that you think will appear on the page
- Put yourself in the mindset of the author who used the word or phrase
2. How would you search for something on a specific site?
- Use the command+f function (mac) or control+f function (PC) to search for a key word or phrase that you’re looking for
- Type in the word or phrase in the search bar that pops up and scroll through the word/phrase results that are highlighted on the page until you find the exact point you’re looking for
3. How would you correctly search for a definition?
- If you need to quickly look up the definition of a word or phrase, simply use the “define:” command. Example: define:galore
4. How would you search for a specific product available within a specific price range?
- You can do this by using the X..Y modifier. This type of search is useful for prices, years, or anywhere where you want to provide a series of numbers. Example: nike shoes $100.. $200
5. How would you search for a specific filetype?
- If you’re looking to find results that are of a specific type, you can use the modifier “filetype:”. For example, you might want to find only PowerPoint presentations related to digital media. Example: “digital media” filetype:ppt
6. How would you include or ignore words in your search?
- If you want to exclude a specific word(s) from your search result you can use the “-” function to do so. Simply use the “-” sign in front of the word you want to exclude. If you wanted to search for salsa but wanted to only find results based on salsa the food rather then the dance you would use this. Example: salsa -dance
7. How would you find sites/pages similar to an existing one?
- If you want to include a word in your search, but also want to include results that contain similar words or synonyms. To do this, use the “~” in front of the word.Example: “digital media” ~electronic media
8. How would you confirm the exact form of a quote even if you were missing some of the words?
- To search for a quote in the exact form adding the double quote function to the beginning and end of the quote will filter your results. This is particularly helpful when searching for a song through the use of a quote from the song. Example: “when venus goddess beauty and love”
9. How would search for pages containing two connected words?
- If you’re looking for any one of one or more terms to match, then you can use the OR operator. (The OR has to be capitalized). Example: marketing OR advertising
10. How would you search for social media content containing a specific tag?
- To search for a specific tag on the numerous social media sites add the “#” symbol before your search. Remember to leave no spaces between words. Example: #livestrong