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    I thought of this about 5 years ago, but wish I had thought to do it from the first day I got a computer in 2001.
    I was searching the web for 1928 radiator fan shroud pictures for Pluck, and I had to check a lot of threads with no pictures.
    For the past 5 years I try to remember to always use the word "picture" when I post a picture of anything.
    "Here's a picture of the radiator", rather than "Here's the radiator" will weed out all the posts with no pictures.

  • #2
    I also use Google "Images" to see the pics.
    When searching for something specific, try using quotes to minimize the guesswork for Google search. When you put your search parameters in quotes, it tells the search engine to search for the whole phrase.
    There may be an instance where you need to Google search for articles or content on a certain website. The syntax is very simple.
    • Pluck Radiators

    Sometimes you may find yourself searching for a word with an ambiguous meaning. An example is Mustang. When you Google search for Mustang, you may get results for both the car made by Ford or the horse. If you want to cut one out, use the hyphen to tell the engine to ignore content with one of the other. See the example below.
    • Mustang -car


    • #3
      Simple.. Smart.

      Whenever I do research for anything on the internet, I will pose the subject in three or four different question structures.

      You will be surprised just how one word change could get you exactly what you want in an answer..
      Good enough.. Isn't.


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