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There are Four basic ways of searching the ContaminatedLAND site, which are as follows:-

  • Go to the Keywords section on a specific page.
  • Go to the "Global Keywords Index" for the whole Website. This is updated every month and sent out by email, but is only available for subscribers to the paid-for-version of the site (yup thats what you pay 42 quid for !)
  • Use the Locate and Find function of your browser.
  • Go to your favourite search engine - but you will need to be on-line for this.


 

Locate and Find


To locate the position of a word:-

  1. highlight the word with your cursor,
  2. press "Control C" (to copy it into the clipboard)
  3. press the back-button to return to the previous page
  4. press "Control F" to pull down the "Search" function
  5. press "Control V" to paste the required word
  6. click on "Find next"

This function only works where there is this symbol as an icon !


 

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The final way of searching is to use an Internet search engine, however you will need to be online for this to work.

This website is searched fortnightly by robot spiders from Alta Vista and Hotbot (but none as far as we know from Mars - although NASA has allocated domains for other planets than Earth !).

Hence to locate a word or phrase you should also include the phrase 'www.ContaminatedLAND.co.uk' together with the phrase or word you are searching for.


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The AltaVista search engine (owned by Digital) initially owned the www.altavista.digital.com domain name, and the trademark 'Altavista'. As a result if you were looking for the search engine you tended to use the domain name 'www.altavista.com' to find it. This was great news for the company that owned the 'Altavista' domain name (who was not Digital!) as they got millions of hits, sold advertising and redirected searchers to the AltaVista search engine site.

Eventually after a large sum of money changed hands Digital got the www.altavista.com - moral of the story? a domain name is a powerful trademark!

'Scooter', the Altavista Web robot visits our pages approximately every two weeks and does a full-text index of the entire www.ContaminatedLAND.co.uk website.

AltaVista has both a simple search and advanced, which allows you to limit your search by date and to ranking results acccording to chosen key words

  • Simple searching - default word is or between words.

  • Advanced searching - uses full Boolean terms: or, and, not, near.

  • Phrase searching - enclose phrase in quotation marks.

  • Truncation - add an asterisk(*) after a root of at least three letters to get up to five additional letters.

  • + requires that a term or phrase be present;

  • -denotes that a term must not be present.

  • Capital letters - force an exact match.

  • Lower case - searches both upper and lower case.

Hence if you were searching for the words Mustard Gas on the Website, you would type the following into the search box

www.ContaminatedLAND.co.uk and Mustard and Gas


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