Another Quick Research Tip

Have you ever been to a site that has tons of great content, but no search function?

Don’t worry. Google’s search engine can help.

Here’s what I mean:

Let say you’re researching AWAI’s site because you’re going to write a sales letter on copywriting…

And for the moment, let’s assume AWAI’s site doesn’t have a search function that allows you to search the thousands of articles that have been archived.

This is what you do:

Step 1: Go to Google.

Step 2: In the search box, type in “copywriting” (without the quotation marks.

Step 3: Browse the results and find what you need.

It really is that simple. When you do a search in that format, “keyword site:” Google gives you every page where that search term appears on that particular website.

So next time you’re researching, give this tip a shot. It’ll save you hours of research time.

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Published: June 5, 2009

2 Responses to “Another Quick Research Tip”

  1. Sorry, when I was rating this article I gave it a 3.5 because I wasn't sure how to click on the stars (no "techie" here!). I meant to give you a 5--I can see how this tip could save hours and hours of time.
    Thank you!

    Margaret E

  2. use ctrl F and a search bar will appear ;)

    MJ Barrelet

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