It is much easier to travel from one place to another if you have a map. The Internet is so big that you are missing out on many of it if you rely just on Yahoo or Google.
These are some of the shortcuts to find the Information you need. This way you find what you need faster and easier.
Google Search Engine
Google is the best search engine, that means it provides the most up to date information. Make your first search on Google. To get better results do not use the quotation marks. They are useless.
If you are not satisfied with the Google results, you can then use the Yahoo Search Box, which gives different results. You can also search information inside blogs instead of websites. Such service worth visiting is http://blogger.com to search information inside blogs.
Looking for digital products?
Clickbank.com is a huge marketplace, with different types of digital products. Products like ebooks, videos, software, online courses and advertising just to mention a few. Using
clickbank to purchase digital products is not only secure but very easy.
Clickbank is a trusted source, where you can search amongst the hundreds of products for instant download.
Yahoo Answers is a place where people ask questions. It is very useful to get quick answers about any category. Any one across the globe can participate both in asking and answering.
Google Answers is a bit different, and if you really want an answer from an expert you should test Google Answers. Contrary to Yahoo Answers, this is not a free service. You pay a specific amount of cash depending on your question. Every one can ask, but only experts from the Google team will answer your question.
Forums are a great place to get advice on almost anything. Forums give people the ability to ask their questions, get tips on new products and find out what others think about certain products. You can find forums on any category by typing in the Google search box computer forum, or soccer forum depending on your interest.
Buying a new product? You can now get feedback on a certain brand, company, software or any product. Same like forums, but a bit different are Groups.
Google groups, Yahoo groups and Myspace groups are the best. They have the highest number of users. Joining a group is free, and you can ask questions, reply and join
discussions about any topic. There exist groups related to cars, computers, software, business, games cheats, video renting, home improvement. Unlike Yahoo Answers, in a
Group you can join a discussion not just ask or answer questions.
There are free online dictionaries you can make use of anytime. These are very accurate and contain Thesaurus and other features. Most popular is http://dictionary.com
These are not much useful. The only directory that is worth using is the Dmoz Directory. It consists of thousands of sites, under categories and sub categories. That is the Internet biggest directory. Each website is checked by a real human to make sure it is up to date.
Other directories make use of software to determine the quality of the sites. That is less useful that the method used in the Dmoz Directory.
Article directories are sites that contain only articles. Some of them targeted to a specific category. You may find article directories that contain only sport related articles, business articles and so on. General directories contain articles on almost anything. If you are looking for articles, it’s better to search for article directories and then search for articles within the directory.
Newsletters and Ecourses
You can find these useful too. These are also known as online magazines. First you choose a newsletter that interest you, then you optin to receive the news or information. The information is sent to you via email, and you can optout anytime. Ecourses are more or less very similar
Search for your favorite newsletter in Google. For example type in golf newsletter and simple follow the instructions on the site to optin. Some newsletters send out their emails once every week, month or bi weekly. Ecourses usually cover a certain topic in a series of messages, for example golf tricks or tips for removing adware or spyware. Usually ecourses send their emails every day and take no longer than 7 days each.
Social Bookmarking sites
Social Bookmarking sites are becoming more popular especially if you are looking for stories and news. First find a popular social bookmarking site using Google, and then search within the social site.
Yahoo images section on the Yahoo home page give the best results. Google images show less results when you compare them. I suggest you use Yahoo images if you are searching for images.
Youtube is by now popular more or less by everyone that uses the Internet. You need to watch videos? Check http://youtube.com website. Google Videos and Yahoo Videos both offer a free service like Youtube, so you can watch, share and find videos on the Internet.
Knowing how to find what you want is important as much as the information you need. Rely on these shortcuts to enjoy the Internet much more than before.