Internet Search Tip

This reader has found a handy way to limit the number of results when he conducts an Internet search.

| August/September 2006

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    As useful as Internet searches may be, you need a way to limit the number of page hits.
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Internet searching provides a powerful way to find all kinds of information, but sometimes the big search engines produce too many choices, and some Web sites have poor search functions.

Here’s an Internet search tip that will help you avoid too many search hits and to find information inside a site that lacks a good search function: You can direct Google, one of the best search engines, to search just one particular Web site.

This Google option really works well — simply go to Google’s Web site (www.google.com/), type your keywords into the search box, leave one space blank and then type “site:” followed by the URL of the Web site you want to search. Do not leave a space between “site:” and the URL. For instance, to find all references for “tomatoes” at www.seedsavers.org, just type: tomatoes site: www.seedsavers.org. Voila! Google will list all references to “tomatoes” on the Seed Savers website, but no hits from any other site.

Using this search function, you can find the specific information you’re looking for at a particular Web site quickly and efficiently.



Scott Hollis
Lawrence, Kansas






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