Do You Find Online Research To Be Overwhelming?

Web readers are becoming much more discerning these days. They know more than they used to and are less fooled by the tricks of marketers. If you conduct research in any capacity online, you’ve no doubt discovered it’s quite a daunting task. In fact, you could say it’s become quite a beast.

If you create content for your website (or other peoples’) basing that content on a simple Google search is simply not going to cut it. After all, if you were to write an article or a post based on that basic search, why can’t the visitor to the website do the exact same search as you did? What value was actually added by you doing that?

This is not to suggest that there is no use for Google in your research, there is. Google has some really extensive advanced operators that can streamline your research. You still may need more than that. But an advanced search will more than likely be a better one than a standard search. It is definitely worth learning advanced Google searching no matter what other resources you may use.

Another aspect of a basic Google search that often gets in the way are pages that disguise themselves as useful information but a nothing more than extended sales pages. Google and other search engines are getting wise to this library discovery service but it still shows up rather steadily in our searches.

What Are We To Do?

If we are happy with very general information then there is not much more you’ll need than a basic search. But if you are a content writer or are responsible for finding much more detailed information, you are going to have to find other resources that are geared towards getting more specific in the information you seek. For content writers, doing this will give you much better insight and this will give you an advantage over other writers who continue with the status quo.

My suggestion is to learn as much as you can about advanced searching. Learn about concepts like the deep web, meta search engines and the like. You will also want to organize the resources that you start to gather in such a way that you will easily be able to retrieve information that you require.

It can be quite frustrating to find information on the net. Unfortunately, that situation is not going to get any easier. It’s going to get more difficult as new resources enter the playing field. By taking measures to learn about advanced online research, you will be able to extract what you need and disregard all the fluff.

Learning how to reduce the learning curve that is required with online research can easily be accomplished by reading my book called, “Taming The Online Research Beast” []. It gives you valuable insight into how to properly use the internet to find information and it includes a lot of links to valuable resources.

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