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HOW TO NARROW IT AGAIN
There are many tricks and search engines vary but here are the simplest ways.
1. Use quotation marks. If you put quotation marks around words, the search engine will try to look for that PHRASE. Putting "prostate cancer" in quotes (and leaving the other words free) will narrow your search.
2. Think of other related words. Support groups meet at a certain time. Putting those words into the search brought it down from 1,810 to 140. So think of words related to the topic you are searching.
EXAMPLE: SEARCHING FOR PROSTATE CANCER & DIET
Let's say you want to learn about diet and prostate cancer. Here is an example of narrowing down. This was done in Google.
prostate cancer diet
"prostate cancer" diet
"prostate cancer" diet dinner
"prostate cancer" diet dinner lunch
"prostate cancer" diet dinner lunch breakfast
"prostate cancer" diet dinner lunch breakfast snacks
"prostate cancer" diet dinner lunch breakfast snacks vitamins
Get the idea?
One More Tip
If you find a pretty good page, look for words on that page that you can feed back into the search engine.
For example, you see a page with recipes and feed in:
"prostate cancer," diet, dinner, lunch, breakfast, cups, tablespoons, and teaspoons. When we did it, we found 90 pages.
And sure enough, web sites about diet and prostate cancer.
The trick is that the more words you can use that are associated ONLY with the topic, the more likely you will find exactly what you are trying to find. So read what you find and then use that information to narrow your search.
MOVING RIGHT ALONG . . .
So let's click on Prostate Cancer Support Groups back on page 6. Here is what we will get.
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