How to Search With Mamma
Mamma's search results can be further improved by using proper search operators and techniques. Here are some of the tips and methods to improve the accuracy of search results when you use Mamma.
1. Use specific search terms instead of general terms
Always be specific for better search results. You can use “medieval history of Greece," instead of a general term like "history."
2. Use academic and professional terms
You can use academic and professional terms for accurate results. A search term like "domestic architecture" will give you closer search results than a generic term like "house." These tips are valid for all search engines including Mamma. Before performing a search think a moment about “what do I need to get." Then it's easier to plan the approach for a better search result.
3. Phrase search for closer results
Phrase search will give you closer search results when you use Mamma.
Ex. "global warming"
This search term (with quotes) will give you web pages with that exact term. When you search for "Thomas Edison" (with quotes), you will miss web pages with "Thomas Alva Edison." Therefore decide the best search terms for your needs.
4. Search within a website
Sometimes you may want search results only from a certain website. In this case use the following query.
Ex. site:Gamespot.com Call of Duty
This is particularly useful when we search large websites and directories. Also you can limit your search to domain extensions in the following manner.
Ex. site:.org African history
site:.edu mathematics differential equations
5. Using minus (-) sign to improve Mamma search results
By using minus sign followed by the search term, you can exclude that search term from the search result.
Ex. computer hardware -printers
Mamma will give you a list of web pages related to computer hardware that doesn't include the word “printers."
6. Using plus sign (+)
You can make sure that each search term is included in search results by using plus (+) sign between search terms. This is similar to performing a phrase search.