A Beginner’s Guide to Web Searching

Even if you have been searching online for years, you may not know some basics about how to search quickly and efficiently. Often people try formulating a series of keywords for a search, when all that is needed is to type a question. On the Mac in Safari, you can choose your search engine, and sometimes skip the search results page with the suggestions provided. You can also search a specific site if you already know which site contains the information you seek.

Comments: 2 Responses to “A Beginner’s Guide to Web Searching”

    7 years ago

    Hi Gary, I just wanted to say thank you for all of the “beginner” tips & tricks. My mother (in her 80s) has a new MAC and is feeling a bit intimidated. I’m helping, but often am so familiar with what i’m doing that i fail to give easy-to-understand directions. This series is great for that. It also reminds me of things I could and should be doing.

    7 years ago

    Hi Gary,
    Thank you for your final tip regarding typing a site followed by a colan and then the name of the site with no spaces, to enable you to get a search of a specific subject on only that site.
    I am a voluntary editor of an Apple/Mac User Group Newsletter in Australia and often do numerous fruitless searches on the web.
    This tip will help speed up my searches.
    Keep up the good work.
    Thank you.

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