Informations sent to search engines are unencrypted… that it means that your data can be read from many more persons than you can imagine.
Therefore, even if it appears obvious, to send sensitive data - i.e.“statement of account bank No/48844-20-32” or - still worse - “statement credit card 22323323444 visa Paul” - unless you know in deeper way google and the net - but in this case these notes is not for you.
These are obvious considerations, but also if it seems unbelievable- sure log they bring back searches to the limits of the incredible one…
Always tried to understand how much are dated the information - otherwise you could get good, but outdated suggestions. Try also to guess the authority of the site - information that come from site http://www.nasa.gov/ are probably more reliable than information found on a unknown shoolsite.
Examine also the URL (address of the page) like indication of authority - probably informations from /www.ibm.com/applets/articles/index.jsp offer far more guarantees ftom informations founfd on http://john_doe.xoom.com/pinkky/test/misg/base/members/8788.htm&prev=/language_tools/idx.php -
naturally, no rule without exceptions!
When you have found an interesting page save it, and save also a link or an address of the page, so will be able to tell excactly the source of the information, and check for updates.
If you are thinking to replace your PC, trying generically “computer” you will obtain an avalanche of results and the most will be absolutely irrelevant: but if you ask “COMPUTER BARGAIN LOW COST” already you will obtain more meaningful answers.
Noticed that trying “COMPUTERS BARGAINS LOW COST” the result will change… singular and plurale influence in the answer.
10 results, the standard of the answer of the search engines, are in many cases very little thing, while 50 or 100 answers for page allow to examine the results faster.
Usually it is better to circumscribe results to your language.
Insert the term between " - in other words, if looking for Mr. Paul Vixen, ask google “Paul Vixen” or “Vixen Paul”.
Don't limit to the first results! It is worth always the pain to read carefully the results, if sometimes you will not even find really something of interesting, but examinig the first 100 - 150 rusults out you will be able to find at least inspiration in order to compose a query more effective.
Open reults in another tab/window - right clik and then “open in an other window/tab” - so you will be able to close the not interesting pages fastly, always holding the page with the result in front of you. (use Firefox or a browser with “tabbed browsing”)
Symbols “+” and “- “they allow - with some search engines - to demand or to exclude sure words from the search, as an example reviews +kitchen will give to the directory of the kitchen reviews, while reviews -kitchen will exclude them.
While Google is surely - at the moment - the most used search engines, you can try also yahoo - www.yahoo.com and msn - www.msn.com.
Another important sources of search are the newsgroup, but the result of the search must be more carefully verified!