Re: Google hits

Subject: Re: Google hits
From: Joe Malin <jmalin -at- jmalin -dot- com>
To: Barry Campbell <barry -dot- campbell -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2007 10:41:14 -0800

Heresy! Burn him at the stake!

I work at Google as a tech writer...

I think this is a good idea. Every search engine will have its own strengths and weaknesses. Also, regardless of the search, be specific as possible, look for exact phrases, and try some synonyms. Alas, the more you know about a subject, the better your search will be! If you know absolutely nothing, try a very broad search and then look through the top results, even if they aren't exactly what you want. By digging deeper, you may learn enough to make a good search.


Barry Campbell wrote:

(1) Don't use Google as your only search engine. Yahoo still works
nicely, as does Windows Live and, but there are also
metasearch tools like Dogpile ( which will
return results from Google, Yahoo, MSN Search, etc. with a single


*Joe Malin*

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Google hits: From: Poshedly, Ken
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