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2 Search: Why You Cant Find What You Want Presented by: Keystone Computer Concepts

3 But, First… IE 9 Pop-up at bottom Click on the down arrow and choose Dont Ask Me Again Why? People are disabling Java and Adobe Flash and then websites dont work properly: Pogo, YouTube, etc.

4 Search: Why You Cant Find What You Want Presented by: Keystone Computer Concepts

5 Reasons Searches Fail 1)Always using the same search engine for everything 2)Search terms are too broad 3)Search terms are too narrow 4)You dont use the advanced features of the search engine 5)You give up too soon

6 Always using the same search engine for everything Miss-music.com Last 3206 hits which came from search engines

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11 Search terms are too broad TermGoogle Results

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13 Search terms are too broad TermGoogle Results Recipe328,000,000 Chicken Recipe19,100,000

14 Search terms are too broad TermGoogle Results Recipe328,000,000 Chicken Recipe19,100,000 Chicken and Rice Recipe7,320,000

15 Search terms are too broad TermGoogle Results Recipe328,000,000 Chicken Recipe19,100,000 Chicken and Rice Recipe7,320,000 Boiled Chicken and Rice Recipe743,000

16 Search terms are too broad TermGoogle Results Recipe328,000,000 Chicken Recipe19,100,000 Chicken and Rice Recipe7,320,000 Boiled Chicken and Rice Recipe743,000

17 Search terms are too broad TermGoogle Results Recipe328,000,000 Chicken Recipe19,100,000 Chicken and Rice Recipe7,320,000 Boiled Chicken and Rice Recipe743,000 Boiled Chicken and Rice Recipe For Dogs 93,200

18 Search terms are too narrow TermGoogle Results

19 Search terms are too narrow TermGoogle Results serial # cnf-0099BCW0

20 Search terms are too narrow TermGoogle Results cnf-0099BCW0 pavilion serial # cnf-0099BCW0

21 Search terms are too narrow TermGoogle Results cnf-0099BCW0 pavilion serial # cnf-0099BCW0 hp pavilion serial # cnf-0099BCW0

22 Search terms are too narrow TermGoogle Results cnf-0099BCW0 pavilion serial # cnf-0099BCW0 hp pavilion serial # cnf-0099BCW0 hp pavilion dv7 serial # cnf-0099BCW3 (ads)

23 Search terms are too narrow TermGoogle Results cnf-0099BCW0 pavilion serial # cnf-0099BCW0 hp pavilion serial # cnf-0099BCW0 hp pavilion dv7 serial # cnf-0099BCW3 (ads) hp pavilion dv7-3186d serial # cnf- 0099BCW 3 (ads)

24 Search terms are too narrow TermGoogle Results cnf-0099BCW0 pavilion serial # cnf-0099BCW0 hp pavilion serial # cnf-0099BCW0 hp pavilion dv7 serial # cnf-0099BCW3 (ads) hp pavilion dv7-3186d serial # cnf- 0099BCW 3 (ads) hp pavilion dv7-3186d78,800,000

25 You dont use the advanced features of the search engine

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30 You give up too soon You dont find what you want in the first few pages of search results, so you quit. Your search results are so far off from what youre looking for that you become frustrated and you quit. You label yourself too old to learn this stuff and you quit. It irks you that your kids and grandkids can find what they want using search and you cant so you quit.

31 How To Change Your Search Success Rate 1)Try more than one search engine. 2)Based on what we talked about here, learn to recognize whether your search terms are too broad or too narrow 3)Read and comprehend the advanced search features of your favorite search engine. 4)Attitude – change your attitude to If its available on the Internet, I can and I will find it!

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