When we’re not on Facebook or Twitter, chances are we may be searching for something online. It’s important to know how to get the best out of search so we can get the results we want quickly and without too much irrelevant stuff. So I was delighted to find a post on Lifehacker a little while back pointing me to Daniel Russell’s blog SearchReSearch.
Each week, Daniel issues a search challenge on some topic and you can try your hand at getting to the correct result. A couple of days later, he explains how he arrived at his result so you can see where you went wrong or indeed learn from his own search experience. This week it was What’s that flower? (pictured above).
So if you want to make your search more effective, subscribe to his blog and try his search challenges. Even if you haven’t got time to try it every week, just looking at the answers and seeing how he went about the searches is very useful. He also gives a takeaway Search Moral or Search Lesson at the end. And there’s a great archive of search challenges there if you’re looking for something to do this holiday.
And here’s an added bonus: Get More out of Google: Tips and Tricks for Students Conducting Online Research (Infographic)