Make Your Searches Work Harder

Whether you’re doing a Google (or other search engine) search, or you’re doing a search on a specific website, use these guidelines to help you:

The fewer words you use in a search, the more results you will get.

Example: You’ll get millions of results with a one-word search in Google, but you might get just enough results if you use a one-word search on the APHA membership site.

The more words you use, the fewer results you will get.

Example: Typing or speaking “find the names of advocates in Toledo, Ohio” may yield very few results. Using that sam search on a specific website, you might not get any results at all.

Tailoring the way you search to the number of results you wish to get is smart practice for all advocates.


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