Web Searching Tips

This section of Search Engine Watch provides tips on using search engines better, along with some fun facts such as what people search for on search engines.

Using Search Engines Better

Search Engine Math
Explains how to use simple commands to improve the results you get from search engines.

Power Searching For Anyone
A summary of how to do advanced searches with the major search engines, including field searching.

Search Assistance Features
A summary of how to do advanced searches with the major search engines, including phrase searching.

Search Features Chart
A one page summary of major search commands and operators at various search engines, plus a comparison of special search features.

Search Links: Search Engines Worldwide
Search Links is a collection of search engines, ranging from the major global search engines to those designed for kids

Search Engine Tutorials
Links to tutorials, guides, articles and resources to help you use search engines better

Search Toolbars & Utilities
Covers search toolbars, companions and utilities that let you access search engines, meta search utilities and other programs to help with searching.

Boolean Searching
Explains how to use Boolean commands and operators on the major search engines.

Search Engine Reviews
Reviews of search engines and articles that offer a behind-the-scenes look at how they work.

Search Engine Glossary
Definition of terms relating to search engines, such as phrase search, Boolean operators, stop words and more.

Fun Stuff

What People Search For – Most Popular Keywords
A number of major search engines provide a way to glimpse into the web’s query stream to discover the most popular search keywords or topics.

Sprechen Sie Search Engines?
How to say search engines in major languages, such as French and German.

Under the Hood of Search Engines

Some of these pages are written primarily for webmasters, but anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of search engines will find them interesting.

How Search Engines Work

How Search Engines Rank Web Pages

Search Engine Sizes