What is AOL Search on the Welcome Screen?

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What is AOL Search on the Welcome Screen?

AOL Search is different! It searches the way people think. You get the complete search experience: a wide variety of results in one try without the need to perform additional searches. Using AOL Search powered by Google, you can search less and discover more.

Where do I find the AOL Search bar?

The AOL Search bar is located at the top of the Welcome Screen.

How do I use AOL Search?

The easiest way to search on AOL Search is to simply type a word or a phrase into the Search field that describes what you're looking for, and then press the Enter on your keyboard or click Search

Try some of the tips below to improve your searches:

  • Select your search terms carefully. Use specific, descriptive words instead of general ones. For example, searching for blueberry pancake recipe instead of recipes increases your chances of finding blueberry pancake recipes.
  • To find an exact phrase, put quote marks around your search terms. For example, use "Charlie and the Chocolate factory" to find content for the movie. You can also use hyphens to connect a phrase such as brother-in-law.
  • To exclude specific words in your search, type a minus sign (-) in front of the search term. For example, to find content about vegetables with no mention of zucchini, search for vegetables -zucchini. Make sure you include a space before the minus sign (-), but not after.
  • To find content for two or more topics of equal interest, use or in between your search words. For example, to find information on either poodles or schnoodles, search for poodles OR schnoodles.
  • If you don't get any results with search words, try using different words with the same meaning.
  • You do not have to worry about capitalization when entering search terms. AOL Search does not differentiate between upper-case and lower-case letters.
  • You don't need to use and between words in your search. AOL Search automatically inserts and between words separated by a space.



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Last updated: 04-13-2012
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