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for items in www.gordonrhooper.com
on using the Search facility
get more specific search results, try using the following tips:
spelling - Make sure your search terms are spelled correctly. The search
engine will attempt to find words that sound similar to your search terms - but
it is always best to spell the search terms correctly.
multiple words - This will return more refined results than a search from a
single word. For
example, typing Blonde
Jokes will return
more relevant results than typing just
(Keep in mind that relevant results are returned even if they don't contain all
similar words - The more similar words you use in a search, the more
relevant results will be to the words that you are searching for.
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appropriate capitalization - Capitalize proper nouns such as the name of a
person. Lower-case words will match any words of any case.
For example, typing
will return all documents containing the words
however, will instruct the search engine to look only for the capitalized word.
quotation marks to find words which must appear adjacent to each other, for
the search results will include the word
the word Jokes,
but not necessarily in that order. The words may appear anywhere, and in any
order, within the document.
the word Jokes
Boolean plus (+) or minus (-) operators - Use
a plus sign when your search term or phrase must appear in the search results.
Use a minus sign to indicate undesirable term(s). The plus sign tells the search
engine that a certain word or phrase is required in the search results, and a
minus sign indicates that a word or phrase must be absent in the search results.
A phrase must be contained within quotation marks. Leave no spaces between the
plus or minus sign and the term.
example, searching for +jokes
will return results that are about jokes,
but not about blondes.
searches allow you to create specific searches for words that appear in a
specific part of a document. A field search can be performed on body text
(body:), title text (title:), alt text (alt:), meta description (desc:), meta
key words (keys:), URL (url:) or meta target key words (target:). The field name
should be in lower-case and immediately followed by a colon. There should be no
spaces between the colon and the search term.
The field searches can only be followed by a word or phrase. Phrases must be
contained within quotation marks.
example, searching for title:jokes
will find pages with jokes
in the title of the page.
searches can expand the number of matches for a particular request. The
character is used as the wildcard character.
instance, searching for
find the words
and any other word that starts with
will find the words
and any other word that contains
anywhere in the word.
may be combined with the standard plus (+) and minus (-) modifiers, quotes for
phrases, as well as the field search specifiers.
find all pages which have a word that starts with
and which does not contain a word that starts with
and ends with
find the phrases