Frequently Asked Questions

Finding Articles on The Motley Fool Website

  1. How can I find a particular article on the Fool site?
  2. How do I search the Fool site?
  3. Is there any other way to search the Fool website?
  4. I tried everything suggested here, but I still haven't found what I'm looking for. What can I do?

Q1. How can I find a particular article on the Fool site?

There are a number of ways, depending on how recently it was published and how much you can remember about it:

  • If it was published in the last day or so, have a look at the Latest Stories page.
  • If it's older than that, but you know roughly when it was published, have a look in the Archives. The archives are arranged by article category and year. If you're not sure what category an article may have been published in just choose the general 'Investments' one, as that includes everything.
  • You could search for a relevant article 'tag'. Tags are explained on our 'All about tags and tagging' page.
  • You could search the site for it - see the answer to question 2, below.

Q2. How do I search the Fool site?

At the top right of almost any page on the site you will see a field labelled "Search". Just enter a word or phrase in there and hid the "Go" button next to it. You can then limit your search to just articles using the "Refine by Type" checkboxes on the left-hand side of the results page, and/or also sort by date (rather than relevance) by clicking on the 'Date' link near the top right of the page.

Q3. Is there any other way to search the Fool website?

Yes! Google do a very good job. They have a feature whereby you can add "site:www.fool.co.uk" to any Google search and it will search just the Fool articles. (If you add "site:boards.fool.co.uk" it will search just the boards rather than the articles.)

Have a look at an example of a search for the word "dividend" on the Fool site.

This type of search may be further tuned using Google's Advanced Search (there's a link to it on the right of the 'Search' button on Google's page). This allows you to exclude certain words, change the the number of results per page, and so on.

Q4. I tried everything suggested here, but I still haven't found what I'm looking for. What can I do?

What you need is the collective brain power of the Fool community!

If you post a message on the 'Ask A Foolish Question' discussion board, there's be bound to be someone amongst the regular readers who will be able to help.

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