Let’s just dive right in, shall we? Here are my top five tips for efficient web searching.
Tip #1: Use Quotation Marks
If you want to get the best results for an exact name or phrase, always put your search string in quotes. This works really well for names, for example, of a person or an organization.
Searching on Bing for Council on Foreign Relations got me 18,700,000 hits. Searching for “Council on Foreign Relations” narrowed down the hit count to a mere two million.
This might not matter when you’re searching for something like the COFR, but what if you’re looking for a name? [Read more…]