The Internet contains a lot of useful information for private investigators. It is a great way to locate people, find addresses, even locate court records, but conducting an Internet search can be time consuming. For example; if you were to search for “John Edward Smith”, Google returns over 112,000,000 possible results. You need a way to refine your search results to find exactly what you are looking for in the shortest time possible. There are a lot of operators such as minus signs to exclude words you don’t want, using site: to search only a specific website, and many others. Who can remember all of these?
Google to the rescue!
There is an easier way to conduct your search getting better results without having to memorize all of the operators. On the main Google search page there is a section that is often overlooked, it is the “Settings” link. Below is a video that shows exactly where it is. When you click on “Settings” then select “Advanced Search” from the drop down list, you get a new search page with several options to narrow your search.
Give it a try!
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