To perform a search, type what you are looking for into the search box
below (or to the left) and click on the Go! button.
To get more specific search results, try using the following tips:
Make sure your search terms are spelled correctly. The search engine
will attempt to find words that sound similar your search terms, but
it is always best to try to spell the search terms correctly.
Use multiple words
Use multiple words when performing your search. The search results will
return more refined results from several words than from a single word.
For example, typing our free service will yield more relevant results
than typing only service. (Keep in mind, relevant results are returned
even if they don't contain all query terms.)
Use similar words
The more similar words you use in a search, the more relevant results
you will get back.
Use appropriate capitalization
Capitalize proper nouns. Lowercase words will match any case. For
example, typing search will return all documents containing the words
search, Search, and SEARCH. However, typing Search will only search for
pages about the Atomz.com Search service.
Use quotation marks
Use quotation marks to find words which must appear adjacent to each
other, for example, "our pledge to you." Otherwise, the search results
will include the word our, pledge, to, and the word you, but not necessarily
in that order. The words may appear anywhere, and in any order, within
Use plus (+) or minus (-)
Use a plus sign when your search term or phrase must appear in the search
results. Use a minus sign to indicate undesirable term(s). The plus
sign tells the search engine that a certain word or phrase is required
in the search results, and a minus sign indicates that a word or phrase
must be absent in the search results. Note: A phrase must be contained
within quotation marks. Leave no spaces between the plus or minus sign
and the term.
Use field searches
Field searches allow you to create specific searches for words that appear
in a specific part of a document. A field search can be performed on
body text (body:), title text (title:), alt text (alt:), meta description
(desc:), meta key words (keys:) or URL (url:). The field name should
be in lowercase and immediately followed by a colon. There should be
no spaces between the colon and the search term. Note: The field searches
can only be followed by a word or phrase. Phrases must be contained
within quotation marks.
Wildcard searches can expand the number of matches for a particular request.
The * character is used as the wildcard character. For instance, searching
for wh* will find the words what, why, when, whether, and any other
word that starts with wh. Searching for *her* will find the words here,
whether, together, gathering, and any other word that contains her
anywhere in the word. Wildcards may be combined with the standard plus
(+) and minus (-) modifiers, quotes for phrases, as well as the field
search specifiers. +wh* -se*ch will find all pages which have a word
that starts with wh and which does not contain a word that starts with
se and ends with ch.
"wh* are" will find the phrases where are, what are, why are, etc.
By default the search engine tries to locate pages which have exact matches
for all of the words entered in your search query. If that fails, it
then tries to locate pages which contain any words in your search query.
If that happens a short message is displayed at the top of the search
results indicating this has been done.
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