If you are anything like me, you wait for the last minute cheap flights or package holiday deals. Problem is they usually fly out the next day or the day after. I tend to go 1 week 3 times a year so to make the most of it I need to research the location so I know what my plans are e.g. water parks, best beaches, car hire, scooter hire, bars etc, You get the drift. Unfortunately if you go to google and type in Los Cristianos car hire, you get Results 1 - 10 of about 216,000, wow that a lot of pages to view.
Fortunately there is a quicker way, let me explain. Do you ever look at the top of the web page when you are online? If you go to www.google.co.uk and look at the top of the page you will see Google - Mozilla Firefox or whatever browser you are using, the important part is everything before the '-' that would be google.
This is called the page title and web site owners tend to name them after the page content. So how can this benefit me you ask, well let me tell you. In the google search box you can use a command intitle: so if you are looking for car hire in Spain you could type intitle:spain car hire in the google search box, this will only bring up pages with Spain car hire in the title cutting down the amount of pages returned. Well that's the theory in reality you would refine your search much more depending on how many pages came back on the google search results at the top right of the page. Here is an example; I chose 3 resorts in Tenerife so I could find things close to a resort. Los Cristianos car hire Results 1 - 10 of about 216,000 intitle:Los Cristianos car hire Results 1 - 10 of about 16,000 intitle:"Los Cristianos car hire" Results 1 - 10 of about 327 Playa de las Americas water Results 1 - 10 of about 412,000 intitle:Playa de las Americas water Results 1 - 10 of about 17,700 intitle:"Playa de las Americas water" Results 1 - 1 of 1 Puerto de la Cruz Beach Results 1 - 10 of about 2,260,000 intitle:Puerto de la Cruz Beach Results 1 - 10 of about 54,100 intitle:"Puerto de la Cruz Beach" Results 1 - 9 of about 11 Santa Cruz de Tenerife sites Results 1 - 10 of about 307,000 intitle:Santa Cruz de Tenerife sites Results 1 - 10 of about 37,400 intitle:"Santa Cruz de Tenerife sites" Results 1 - 3 of 3 If you look I have done 3 searches for each key phrase: 1.
This is the key phrase on its own and the amount of google pages returned. 2. Looking for web pages containing all or most of the words in the page title. 3. Looking for web pages that contain all the words. I'm sure you will agree that in each search the number 3 search will be the best option, you have just cut down the pages you needed to research to 341 pages.
There will be the case from time to time when the number 3 search will display no results, if this happens all you do is remove the quotes so the number 3 search phrase now looks like the number 2 key phrase. That's how I research my holidays at short notice, I hope you benefit from this guide also. .
By: David Armstrong