RoBBy consists of a directory of websites submitted and reviewed by hand before being listed. Thus, the information
is guaranteed to be the most accurate possible. The directory is organized in a tree structure where sub-categories
contain specific websites of the more generic higher level category.
The search function provides results from a search into the directory database. To perfom a search query type in the
desired search keywords into the search box and click on 'Search' button. There are various special modifiers to
use in the search phrase and are described below. Doing a search without using these modifiers is also possible and
the best possible matches are returned as results.
(+) Plus Sign in front of a word
The plus sign, denotes a mandatory word in the search results. Use a plus sign in front of the words that
you want to be necessarily contained in the search results. Please note that using the plus sign will narrow
your search results.
(-) Minus Sign in front of a word
The minus sign, denotes a negation for a word in the search results. Use a minus sign in front of the words that
you want to exclude. Search results return will not have these words either the title or the description.
It is best fitted for searches where you want to narrow your search results.
(*) Wildcard at the end of a word
The asterisk at the end of a word denotes a wildcard. Use this to match multiple words starting with your word
preceding the wildcard.
(") Double Quotes surrounding a phrase
Surround a phrase in double quotes to do a specific search on that phrase. Even if the words contained in the
phrase are included into a website title and/or description, this will not be displayed in the results unless
the exact phrase is present.
internet provider -
will display all websites containing either of the two words. Best matches are displayed
on top and these are the websites containing both words in either their title or description.
+internet +provider -
will narrow your search and display websites that contain both these words in either their title or
internet service -providers -
will display websites that containt the first two words in their title and/or description
excluding the websites that contain the third word.
will display all websites that containt any word starting with "inter". These results might contain words such as
internet, international, internal and others.
"internet provider" -
will only display websites that containt the whole two-word phrase into etheir the title or the description.