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5 Steps To More Accurate And Efficient Google Search


Ever wondered how many websites are there in the world right now? According to Pingdom, it’s a whooping 255 million as of December 2010! A total of 21.4 million websites were created last year alone. Logically speaking, our search for websites should get exponentially tedious and difficult along with the years, especially at a time when access to information is more valuable than ever.

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Surprisingly, we are still able to find the information we need most of the time, thanks to the effective and reliable search engine, Google. Nevertheless, with that much wealth of information out there online, it’s easy to lose ourselves and not get the optimal results we could have.

There are fortunately methods of searching to ensure that we are digging in the right holes, and below we will cover 5 essential steps that include tips & tricks to help you refine your search. Learn them all and get what you really want from the Google while not wasting your time flipping the result page!

1. 5 – 7 Keywords

Keyword searching is most often the first step to your online search. A common mistake made is that people often key in less than five keywords. Given that the Internet has millions of sites out there, the search results become diluted if you only input a few words.

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For those who may not know, normally search engines would return the results containing any of the keywords you typed in search form, regardless of the order they appear. Of course, Google, being a smart tool, would list the results in the manner where pages consisting of most of your keywords, or pages consisting of your keywords in closer proximity will be shown earlier. In other words, an intelligent ranked ordering for your results.

Ironically, if you want to narrow down your search to get more relevant websites, you got to expand on the number of keywords to about 5 to 7 keywords. That way, Google becomes clearer to what is it that you are looking for.

2. Using Truncation

Not sure of what keywords to use? You might consider using the simple * to expand on your search. What it does is that if you place that in the query, then you’ll get results for the word combination you’ve keyed in, with * as variant. For example, if you type in cartoon * tutorials, you will get sites with the phrase “Cartoon Character Illustration Tutorials”, “Cartoon Coloring Tutorial”, “Cartoon Animation Tutorial”, etc.

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This would be beneficial to someone who is out there looking for ideas, but isn’t sure of what keywords to use. Let’s say you wish to research on the color of web design. You want to know what are the colors web designers or clients care about, thus you can try entering * color web design, and the results will show sites or its posts that are related with the query “color web design”, such as “Warm VS Cool Color Website Designs”, “Beautiful Purple Color Website Designs”, “Stunning Blue Color Website Designs”, etc.

3. Exact Phrases

Sometimes, you can narrow down your search by simply telling the Google to search websites with the exact order of the words. For instance, if you want to find out who quoted “The unexamined life is not worth living”, then it is preferable that you type the whole line rather than putting in keywords like “unexamined” or “living“.

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Quotation marks, ” “, should ideally be used if you want the search engine to only look for sites with exact phrasing. But as I mentioned in #1, search engines are capable of sorting the results in a ranked manner in accordance to how close the words are next to each other. You would probably still get your results if the quote is well-known.

At other times, you might want to use a combination of exact phrases and keywords to enhance your search. For example, you might want to search for sites that provide useful tips on leveraging social media for your business. Rather than using three keywords: “social”, “media” and “business”, you can type in “social media” business in the form and get more accurate results.

How so? “social media” is an inseparable entity, which makes sure that all sites listed must have the exact phrasing of “social media”. This is more useful than searching for “social” and “media” individually. “business” and “social media” have now become keywords that will be searched in any order of the wordings.

4. The “OR” And “-”

OR operator already exists in Google. When you type in any keywords, websites that contains any of the keywords will be displayed in the results. The difference with the OR operator is that you can define keywords or phrases with quotation marks rather than have the search engine search for all the words you typed in. This means to say that if you put “social media” OR “business”, you will get sites that consists of either “social media” or “business”, and not any of the three words per se.

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The minus sign,-, is useful if you wish to exclude a particular word or phrase in your search. This is valuable when you are searching for exception to what search results would typically produce.

Let’s say you wish to search for someone with the name “Bill Gates”, but not the chairman of Microsoft who we are all familiar with. You know that sites with the name “Bill Gates” would usually come with “Microsoft”, so using the – sign like “bill gates” -microsoft would bring you close to what you really want to find.

5. Search Within A Site

There comes a time when you know there is only one site which you need to search for something you want, but chances are the site has either a broken search function or a confusing search result. The worst case: the site has no search function at all. In these cases, Google prove to be very handy as it allows you to search within certain site, as long as the site is indexed by the Google.

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To search within a site using the Google, all you need to do is input the search query into the Google with the domain name, such as photoshop tutorial site:hongkiat.com. Google will then return the results only from the site you mentioned, such as photoshop tutorials only from the Hongkiat.com. Note that the site: must be added before the domain name, else Google will search for other sites as well.

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What Are Magnet Links, and How Do I Use Them to Download Torrents?


Soon, popular torrent site The Pirate Bay will no longer host torrent files. Instead, it will only offer magnet links. Magnet what now?You may have seen the term “magnet link” before, but if you haven’t used one, here’s the lowdown on what this change means for you as a BitTorrent user.

How Magnet Links Are Different From .Torrent Files

When you download a .torrent file, you’re essentially downloading a small file that contains information on the larger files you want to download. The torrent file tells your torrent client the names of the files being shared, a URL for the tracker, and more. Your torrent client then calculates a hash code, which is a unique code that only that torrent has—kind of like an ISBN or catalog number. From there, it can use that code to find others uploading those files, so you can download from them.

A magnet link does away with the middleman. A magnet link is essentially a hyperlink containing the hash code for that torrent, which your torrent client can immediately use to start finding people sharing those files. Magnet links don’t require a tracker (since it uses DHT, which you can read more about here), nor does it require you to download a separate file before starting the download, which is convenient.

How to Use Magnet Links

What Are Magnet Links, and How Do I Use Them to Download Torrents?Magnet links are dead simple to use. If you head to the Pirate Bay now, you’ll notice that magnet links are now the default, with the “Get Torrent File” link in parentheses next to it (a link which will disappear in a month or so). Just click on the magnet link, and your browser should automatically open up your default BitTorrent client and start downloading. It’s that easy.

What This Ultimately Means for You

The short answer is nothing. In fact, it could mean that downloading torrents takes one or twofewer clicks, since all you have to do is click on the link to start the download. When magnet links first came out, not all torrent clients supported them, but now you can use magnet links with just about any semi-popular torrent client out there—including our favorites uTorrent,Transmission, and Deluge, among others, so you shouldn’t notice a problem with that.

The main reason torrent sites are moving toward magnet links—apart from convenience to the user—is that these links (probably) free torrent sites like The Pirate Bay from legal trouble. Since The Pirate Bay won’t be hosting files that link to copyrighted content—that is, the torrent files—it’s more difficult to claim the site is directly enabling the downloading of copyrighted material. Whether this semantic leap actually protects torrent sites remains to be seen, but for now, you can sleep soundly knowing that the sites will stick around for awhile longer and that your torrents will take one less click to get started. Of course, if you’re using a public site like The Pirate Bay, we highly recommend you set up a proxy and encryption service like BTGuard to protect your downloading from prying eyes. If you want to read more about magnet links,check out the Wikipedia page on the subject.

How to Get Turbo C/C++ in Full Screen on Window 7, 8 or Vista


Turbo C is one of the popular compilers. Many students and programmers are using this software for writing and running C or C++ programs than other compilers. Because Turbo C is free and simple to use.

In Windows XP or in older Windows versions, you can use Turbo C as full screen mode by pressing ‘Alt’ + ‘Enter’ keys simultaneously from keyboard. But in Windows 7, Windows vista or in Windows 8, this full screen mode shortcut will not work. It is difficult and boring to use Turbo C in small screen.

These are the two simple ways to get Turbo C as full screen in Windows 7, Windows vista or in Windows 8.

Method : By changing properties of your Turbo C
By changing properties of your Turbo C, you will get full screen easily. Follow following steps to edit the properties of Turbo C to get full screen.

  • Click or Right click on Turbo C window icon.
  • From given menu, select ‘Properties’.
How to Get Turbo C/C++ in Full Screen on Window 7, 8 or vista
  • Now you will get the property window of your Turbo C.
  • Go to ‘Font’ tab.
  • Choose font as ‘Lucida Console’.
  • From list of font size, choose ‘28’.
How to Get Turbo C/C++ in Full Screen on Window 7, 8 or vista

If you want a medium size of Turbo C, choose font size as ‘24’ instead of ‘28’. I like this size of Turbo C window than full screen size. I recommend you to choose 24 as font size. But you should select ‘28’ font size to get full screen.

  •  Then go to ‘Layout’ tab.
  •  Uncheck (remove tick) of ‘Let system position window’.
  •  Then type “Left” and “Top” window position as ‘0’ each.
  •  Now ‘OK’.
How to Get Turbo C/C++ in Full Screen on Window 7, 8 or vista

Now your Turbo C window should be full screen (and medium in font size 24).

Remove Inline Comments in a Source Code


/* this program ignores all user comments written in the source 
code and writes into a designated target file */

/* Don't just use(Ctrl+c) & (Ctrl+v); It will decrease your 
programming skill */

#include<stdio.h>
#include<string.h>

int main(){

char inp[100];
 FILE *fp, *op;
 int flag=0;
 fp=fopen("input.cpp", "r");
 op=fopen("output.cpp","w");

while(fgets(inp,100,fp)){
 int j=0;
 int l=strlen(inp);

for(int i=0; i<l; i++){

if(inp[i] =='/' && inp[i+1]=='/')
 break;
 if(inp[i] =='/' && inp[i+1]=='*')
 flag=1;

if(flag==0)
 inp[j++]=inp[i];
 if(inp[i-1] =='*' && inp[i]=='/')
 flag=0;
}

inp[j]='';
 fprintf(op,"%s",inp);
}

return 0;
 }

SUCCESS !


In search of “what makes a man successful?”

Billion dollars question, no doubt.

Lets see what people think –

I believe that the answer is a combinatuon of: Tallent, luck, hardworking, spotting the chance B4 the others, strong belief in what you do, willing to go an extra mile, personallity (charming), good communication abilities (a go with people).

Found at
http://yedda.com/questions/success_successful_people_9512578312831/

After that hard work, absorbing lessons from the best and the worst, being persistent to get what want, being prepared each and every day, getting knocked down and standing back up, and appreciating every little thing that you have and are in life so that you have the confidence to go and get your life.

Found at
http://yedda.com/questions/success_successful_people_9512578312831/page2

Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.

Taking others words, I find the list goes –

Tallent
Ability
Luck
Hardworking
Sorting the chance before others
Strong belief
charming personality
Communication Skills
being positive
nice impression
Attitude
Integrity
good family life
Discipline
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