Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Searching An Individual Website

Do you ever get irritated because you are sure that the information you want is on a particular website, but you just can’t find the right page? This is often a problem with large websites such as the DfES where the sheer amount of information available makes it difficult to find the exact section that you need. Even when a search box is available from the homepage, they don’t always give the most reliable results.

The next time this happens, try using Google to search the site for you using the 'site:' command. Simply type your search into Google, then enter 'site:' followed by the homepage of the site that you’re searching. So if you were searching the DfES site for information on the foundation stage, your search would look like this – foundation stage - it’s not 100% guaranteed to work, but can often save you a lot of frustrating browsing.

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