Since the advent of the Internet, a revolution in reference has occurred. No longer are we relegated to libraries or time-consuming microfiche to scan, search or find dates and information. With just a few keystrokes we can access unlimited amounts of data and no other website has contributed more towards this revolution than Google.
Google has revolutionized search in such a way that Google is no longer just a search engine. In fact, Google is so synonymous with gathering information on the Internet that it is listed as a transitive verb in several dictionaries. In the Merriam Webster dictionary, its definition is listed as “to use the Google search engine to obtain information about (as a person) on the World Wide Web.”
Google’s rise to such an esteemed status is largely due to its unbelievable accuracy in providing relevant information. Many other search engines provide your needed reference in the second, third or fourth page in a returned search if at all. Google’s huge popularity is attributed to the fact that it always seems to provide the relevant information people need.
Even with this huge popularity and its recognized excellence for providing relevant results, there a specific Google tweak that you can incorporate to get a more refined list of websites relevant to your chosen topic. For example, if you are looking for property management sites, you will surely get the proper result should you Google the term. However, if you require information regarding a specific area, you should include more detail in your search such as “Scottsdale property management.” This will get your required results to you quicker.
With an estimated six out of 10 search engine inquiries using Google, it is by far the most used search engine on the Internet. There are dozens of search engines on the Internet. Some are flashier and others have been in existence longer, but none can rival Google’s excellence in providing relevant information.