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Basic Google searching

Here are a few essential tips for improving your everyday searches:

  • Simplicity is key. Shorter, more focused queries will often give better results than longer ones with complex operators.
  • Every word matters. Only include words that you really hope to see in the results.
  • Search within the page that you're viewing: press Control+F, or Command+F on a Mac, and a search box will appear in your browser window. Type in the word you’re looking for and it will be highlighted on the page.

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