The first type of Search engine tools don't use keywords; these are more like operators that can
fine-tune a search - some of these you probably already know, such as the notion that to return
a group of words (in the exact order given) we use quotation marks:
"Bach's organ works"
Assume you're doing a search on Bach, then to return documents ordered by frequency occurance
of the word 'Bach', type
To return documents containing the word 'Bach' but not containing the word 'organ'
You can also use wildcards, e.g. use the dot (.) to represent any letter.
The above query returns documents with the words Bach, bath, bash, etc - you get the picture.
There's a wildcard that replaces whole words. To find documents that have anything to do with fire,
Use binary operators where appropriate, e.g. to return pages that has the word group site map
OR the word sitemap
"site map" | sitemap
Is there no end to this fun you may ask - well, try some more keywords - In the dictionary, we
used the keyword define: - as it is, there are many more keywords (all of which need to
end with the colon).
Restrict the search to specific domains. E.g. to find sites in Australia containing the word 'minidisc',
Or you can be more specific - finding all documents containing the word Bach on my site:
To find documents that contains the word Bach in its title and organ in its text:
Or documents that contains the word Bach in its URL and recordings in its text:
Then there are documents of a particular filetype only, and containing the word Bach:
What about you want pages that contain links to a particular site ...