Thursday, August 25, 2005

How To Find What You Need Online . . .

by Kevin A. Miller,

"The Internet is exploding with empty dazzle," explains Richard Saul Wurman, "sites that direct you to nonexistent links, send you down fruitless paths, and generally don't help you get where you want to go … Several studies have found that somewhere between 60 and 80 percent of people searching for information on the Web failed to find what they were looking for."[1]

And we thought the Internet was supposed to be the mother of all information, the answer to all our information needs. Instead, it frustrates us most of the time—60 to 80 percent of the time. How ironic.

Still, by knowing how to properly search the web, we can flip that statistic upside down: we can find what we're looking for 60 to 80 percent of the time. Here are five tips for more successful web searches. By using these principles, you're highly likely to find what you're looking for online—in the first page of results. CLICK HERE for some outstanding help for beginning and advanced Internet and Online users.

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