Getting the right answers from search engines

  johnincrete 06:41 02 Nov 2009
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Am I imagining it but was there not a difference between an entry such as: search for this and "search for this"? In the former, you got hits on any word whereas the latter only where the full phrase occurred. Google seems not to notice the quote marks.
The case in point is trying to find lyrics for Christian music. Despite using "Christian Lyrics" I get hundreds of sites, most of which do not supply Christian lyrics. Loads of time wasted by having to visit each site one by one.
Any tips will be most welcome.

  John B 07:52 02 Nov 2009

Using - and + (minus and plus) at the end of the search term can help.

E.g. pcadvisor -helproom

  Procrastinus 08:45 02 Nov 2009

Whole load of tips here

click here

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