So could you guys explain the best methods to use on internet search engines. I’m notoriously bad at getting what I really need when searching online. I’ve read most of the “advanced search” criteria, but they don’t make a whole lot of sense, and they aren’t very consistant.
The things I’d like to know:
Do all search engines work the same, and use the same symbols and shortcuts?
Are some search engines better for finding certain types of topics?
What are the essential boolean operators, and wildcards, and how to use them?
Does order matter?
Anything else you skilled internetphiles can offer would be appreciated. Not to sound to dumb, but please include the little details like how commas effect the sorting and crap.