Oil Your Search Engines

The Mirror (London, England), October 1, 1998 | Go to article overview

Oil Your Search Engines


WHEN you're searching for something on the Web, the problem is that there is almost too much information to wade through.

No matter how obscure the subject is, you can guarantee that a search will throw up hundreds, if not thousands of pages that mention it.

Narrowing down your search is easy when you know how. So here are our top tips for finding what you want.

When you got your Internet software, it may have had a number of Search Engines already added to your list of Favourites.

If not, add these useful addresses to your list:

AltaVista: www.altavista.digital.com

Excite: www.excite.com

HotBot: www.hotbot.com

Infoseek:

www.infoseek.com

WebCrawler: www.webcrawler.com

Yahoo!:

www.yahoo.co.uk

Lycos:

www.lycos.co.uk

To find the website of any UK company, head straight to:

www. ukdirectory.co.uk.

Type in the name of the company you're looking for and you'll be taken directly to their web site if they have one.

Or, you could have a guess and try typing www. the name of the company followed by .co.uk. This is the way most companies in the UK address themselves - www.mirror.co.uk - so it's always worth a try

Search engines like Yahoo! or Alta Vista are online services that search for keywords.

If you're using any search engine do read their search tips first. …

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