Advanced Internet Searching Tips – pt. 4/6

Advanced searching allows you to limit results and helps you break through ranking algorithms to find those useful documents that are multiple levels deep.

Today’s tip: Cached Results

Use the cached results to find lost or old content. The Wayback Machine shows you older copies of pages. Gigablast’s “Older Copies” link takes you to the Wayback Machine’s archived site copies. Old pages can potentially give you access to information that is not available on the current site. Try it out. See what your business or school’s website used to look like.

The tips in this weekly update are from a January 2006 presentation for SLA, “Beyond the Basics of Internet Search Engines: Choosing and Using the Best Features of the Major Engines”, Rita Vine, MLS, rita@workingfaster.com.

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