Searching with Crawler is easy. Just type one or more search terms into the search box and click on the "Search" button or hit the 'Enter' key.
Crawler will display a result page - a list of web pages that fit your search term(s). The most relevant web page appears at the top of the list.
Here are some tips that will help you increase the effectiveness of your search:
Choosing the right search term(s) is key to finding the web pages you're looking for.
If you're looking for general information on cars, try to enter car.
To make your search more precise, use multiple search terms. For example, if you want to buy a car, you' ll do better with buy car than with either buy or car by themselves. And if you enter buy new car, you'll get even better results. However, if you use longer search terms, you'll get fewer search results.
Crawler search is NOT case sensitive. All letters no matter how you type them, are understood as lower case. For example, searches for New York, new york, or nEw YoRk all reaturn the same results.
Crawler returns web pages that include all of your search terms, so there is no need to put 'and' between the terms.
Please note: The order in which you type the terms affects the search results.
Crawler ignores common words and characters such as "is" and "how", as well as certain single digits and single letters, because they tend to slow down your search with no positive impact on the search results.
If a common word is essential to getting the results you want, you may include it by putting a + sign in front of it. Don't forget to put a space before + sign.
Another method for doing this is conducting a phrase search, which simply means putting quotation marks around two or more words. Common words in a phrase search (e.g., "where are you") are included in the search.
E.g., if you search for Lord of the Rings I, enter:
Crawler searches not only for your search term(s), but also for words that are similar to some or all of the terms. So if you search for Atkins dietary rules, Crawler will also search for Atkins diet, and other related variations of your terms. Any variants of your terms that were searched for will be highlighted in the snippet of text accompanying each result.
If you're looking for web page that includes an exact phrase, put quotation marks around your search term(s).
Phrase searches are particularly effective if you're searching for proper names, lyrics, or other famous phrases.
If your search term has more than one meaning (For example, jaguar could refer to an animal or a car), you can focus your search by putting a minus sign in front of words related to the meaning you want to avoid.