Guest Posted February 2, 2005 Share Posted February 2, 2005 Many folks, forum newbies and veterans alike, have at one time or another expressed frustration with their attempts to effectively search these forums. Some (including myself) have suggested searching via Google instead (though this has the obvious drawback of not finding up-to-the-minute results). Here are a few simple steps that can go a long way to in your quest for osCommerce knowledge. 1) Click on the "Advanced Usage Help" link. It's really not just for long complicated searches; but rather gives some valuable insight into how to search more effectively. 2) Use the + symbol to require a specific word to be in the search results. For example, if you want to know more about optimizing your site for Google, consider the following searches: Google Search Engine Optimization (returns 24789 results!) +Google +Search +Engine +Optimization (returns 51 results) +Google +SEO (returns 166 results) 3) Use " " to search for a complete phrase. For example, if you want to know more about changing the text "Welcome Guest! Would you like to log yourself in?" to something more personalized, consider the following searches: "Welcome Guest! Would you like to log yourself in?" (Search fails because some words are too short) Welcome Guest (returns 2076 results!) "Welcome Guest!" (returns 292 results) As you can see, just a few search operators can make quite a big difference. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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