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Searcher Tips

Do you know about the stripped Google? It's very fast. Point your mouse on the result list for a full description.

Henk van Ess

Save a keystroke! When entering a phrase in quotation marks, sometimes the closing quotation mark is not required. Works at Google and Alta Vista, maybe others.

Bob Poulsen

Webmaster Tip

Here are some tips I have been using for link popularity.

1) Signing guestbooks that are related to the theme of the website I am promoting. Then submitting the page.

2) Also in Google in the search use + "keyword" + "add url" this will find all pages with your keyword plus the add url link so you can add your page to their links.

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About the author

Chris Sherman is a frequent contributor to several information industry journals. He's written several books, including The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook and The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See, co-authored with Gary Price. Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994, when he developed online searching tutorials for several clients. From 1998 to 2001, he was's Web Search Guide.