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What does QuickFindIt do?
We find and catalog high quality sites that will help web searchers find information quickly. We also provide web site reviews, breaking headlines, free email and alert you to new services that we think have merit.

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How do the Channel Engines work?
Each channel engine is focused on that particular topic. If the site we link to has an onsite search engine, then we can provide you with direct results by inserting your search term or phrase directly into their site and giving the results very, very quickly. It works extremely well to search any site and not have to re-type the search phrase or keywords. You just click on a different site to bring up the results! It's very simple and fast.

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Why don't some of the sites insert my term into them and give me the results?
Some sites don't have a search engine setup on them for QuickFindIt to search with. Or, their search engine doesn't allow us to put our term into their engine automatically. If that is the case, then we provide you with either a link to their home page or to their advanced search page. Some sites have so many options to search with, that we just point you to that page so you can enter in your own choices once you are there.

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Why don't you list more than 24 sites on each channel?
We give you what we think are the best sites on the web for that channel. That doesn't mean there won't be better sites out there - new ones launch everyday. But these sites have been chosen for their content, utility, speed, and ease of navigation. If you know of a great site we don't list, please tell us - click here! We'd be happy to review it and add it if it meets our strigent requirements.

There are lots of sites, actually millions and millions, that we could list if we had enough time and resources. That's not our job. We just try to give you a good chance of finding what you need, quickly. That's why it's called Quick Find It! We list only the most appropriate, useful, most visited, best-run and fastest loading sites for each general topic. Think of it like a toolbox. You don't have to have every tool in the world, just the ones that are the most useful. We hope to get you to a place where you can find it on your own, or point you there quickly. No one can keep up with all the great resources. We try to filter out the "noise" and give you very focused sites.

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Why are there so many search engines on the Search Engine Channel? Won't I find everything I need on Yahoo?
Question: Do you find everything you need at your local convenience store? You'd probably admit you don't, though it's OK when you're in a hurry. What most web users don't know is that each of the major engines only cover about 14-20% of the Internet. Millions of pages are added everyday, so it's extremely difficult for the engines to keep their indexes fresh and updated frequently. Besides, each engine has its own strength's and weaknesses. The ones we list are considered to be the major engines. They are the most popular and literally cover billions of pages. We also list other not-so-well known, but excellent engines that might be better suited for particular searches. If you hover your mouse over a site link to read the description, you'll have a better chance of selecting the right site for what you need.

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What does the [b + - ] mean on the search engine site descriptions?
The "b" stands for boolean operator and "+ -" means that you can use a plus or minus sign in the search string. If it's listed in the description, the engine supports it. Boolean-type operators really give you more accurate, uncluttered results. For an excellent tutorial (with examples) from AltaVista of advanced searching techniques, click here. Or print out and use their great "cheat sheet" as a reference, it really works!

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What is the Channel Chat Room for?
We have setup each Channel's chat room to act as a meeting place for people looking for information for that particular topic. If you decide to switch topics, please change chat rooms! It's a very simple and powerful concept. Help each other find information, quickly! There's a good chance some one in the room can help you find the resource you need, or can tell you where to start.

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How does the "Engine Only" link work?
If you use Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and above, you can utilize this advanced feature. It loads the engine of the Channel you're viewing into the left-hand pane in Internet Explorer. If you put in a term and click on a link, the results open in the right-hand pane. It's cleaner and faster than opening a new window on a search. This has become a very popular feature for frequent visitors.

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What's so great about your free email?
We partner with one of the best web-based email providers on the web, Everyone.net. We feel their speed, reliability, support and full feature set is as good as it gets for "free". One fantastic feature you won't find on most free email is the ability to have QuickFindIt.com email notify you at your regular email address when you have mail in your account at QuickFindIt.com. You don't have to check it all the time, and it's available wherever there is a web connection.

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Can I advertise on QuickFindIt?
We offer either single or multi-channel placement of advertisements. We also sell sponsorships to the entire channel for a certain period of time to companies who would like to get their name in front of people looking for information about a certain topic. Please send an email to adsales@quickfindit.com for more information.

 

 
 
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