1. Computing

Web Search Basics

Searching the Web doesn't have to be a chore! Learn how to execute simple searches with these basic tips.

My Top Ten Web Search Tricks
There are Web search techniques that I use every day in order to find what I'm looking for. I've compiled a list of just a few of them.

Smarten your Boolean searches with Boolify
One of the more interesting and simple to use Web search tools I've come across lately is Boolify, an educational tool that teaches you how to use Boolean search operators in a visual way.

Free Email Class - Learn How To Search The Web With Web Search 101
The Web is a big place, and finding what you want can be a bit daunting. However, with my Free Web Search 101 Class, I'll show you how to mine the Web more effectively and precisely.

Three Common Search Mistakes - How To Get Better Search Results
There are common mistakes that both beginning and experienced searchers can make when searching the Web. Find out what they are, and how to avoid them to get better search results.

Looking for a Specific Phrase? Use Quotation Marks
If you are looking for a specific phrase, just typing it into a search engine will probably not get you the results you were hoping for. Search engines might bring back pages that have all the words you entered, but those words most likely will not be in the order you intended or even anywhere near each other.

Add and Subtract - Use Basic Math to Search the Web
You can easily find what you are looking for on the Web by using a bit of basic math, as in addition and subtraction. It's a simple way to narrow or broaden your search without getting too complicated.

Developing A Search Plan
Even if you're just doing a casual Web search, it can be a good idea to identify exactly what it is you are looking for from the beginning, and if possible, narrow down your target to make it easier to find.

Set Your Home Page To Your Favorite Site
One very easy way to organize your favorite email client, keep up with personalized news, collect favorites, etc., is to set your home page to your favorite site that does all this; and the most popular one by far is My Yahoo, a search portal that is extremely customizable.

How to Organize Your Favorites
Do you search the Web using Internet Explorer? If you want to save a site that you enjoy to come back to later, and you use Microsoft Internet Explorer, then you need to learn how to use your Internet Explorer Favorites.

How to Set Your Browser's Home Page to Yahoo.
Want to always open up to Yahoo? You can with this simple tutorial.

How to Set Your Browser's Home Page to Google
Google is a popular choice for many people when they first open up their Web browser. Learn how you can accomplish this quickly and easily.

Answers, Not Questions For Better Search Results
To find factual answers, try framing your queries in the form of a statement rather than a question. Learn more about this reverse search technique.

How to Install Firefox
From the Firefox site, you can find out exactly what you need system-wise in order to install Firefox. I'll list the Windows requirements here, but other systems are available on the Firefox site itself.

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