To perform a search, type what you are looking for into
the search box and select the "Search" button.
To get more specific search results, try using the following tips:
Make sure your search terms are spelled correctly. The
search engine will attempt to find words that sound similar
your search terms, but it is always best to try to spell
the search terms correctly.
Use multiple words
Use multiple words when performing your search. The search
results will return more refined results from several words
than from a single word. For example, typing our
free service will yield more relevant results
than typing only service. (Keep in
mind, relevant results are returned even if they don't contain
all query terms.)
Use similar words
The more similar words you use in a search, the more relevant
results you will get back.
Example: safe secure privacy security
Use appropriate capitalization
Capitalize proper nouns. Lowercase words will match any case.
For example, typing search will return
all documents containing the words search, Search,
and SEARCH. However, typing
Search will only return pages
containing Search with an uppercase S.
Use quotation marks
Use quotation marks to find words which must appear adjacent
to each other, for example, "our pledge to you."
Otherwise, the search results will include the words
to and the word you,
but not necessarily in that order. The words may appear anywhere, and
in any order, within the document.
Use plus (+) or minus (-)
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
Note: A phrase must be contained within quotation marks. Leave
no spaces between the plus or minus sign and the term.
Use field searches
Field 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:) or URL (url:). The field name should be in lowercase
and immediately followed by a colon. There should be no spaces
between the colon and the search term.
Note: The field searches can only be followed by a word or
phrase. Phrases must be contained within quotation
Wildcard searches can expand the number of matches for a particular
request. The * character is used as the
For instance, searching for
wh* will find the words
and any other word that starts with wh.
Searching for *her* will find the words
and any other word that contains her
anywhere in the word.
Wildcards may be combined with the standard plus (+) and minus (-)
modifiers, quotes for phrases, as well as the field search specifiers.
+wh* -se*ch will find all pages which have
a word that starts with wh and which does
not contain a word that starts with se and
ends with ch.
"wh* are" will find the phrases
where are, what are,
why are, etc.