HELP! I Didn’t Find What I Am Trying to Find!

IMPORTANT: MANY PEOPLE ARE MISSING ARTICLES WHEN THEY ARE VERY CLOSE TO A SUCCESSFUL SEARCH RESULT. Google is a great search engine, but it’s not perfect. A lot of times people will do a Google search and find an older article with information from an older sports score, incident or report of the incident that they are trying to find. For example, let’s say they saw an accident at Higgins and Arlington Heights Road ‘today’ and they wanted to know what happened. There’s a chance that Google will not have indexed today’s story yet … and your search results will show an OLDER incident at the same intersection. Google is very inconsistent about showing The Cardinal articles in Google search results. Sometimes articles show in as little as five minutes and some days articles don’t show at all. Most articles show up within 24 hours. Therefore, you can check ‘Recent Articles’ in the left column of most pages of The Cardinal. The story might be covered there and you will see the latest Cardinal report. It will probably show up in Google in the near future, but meanwhile, you can find it in the ‘Recent Articles’ section as soon as it is published.

IMPORTANT: You should also try the SEARCH BOX in the TOP RIGHT COLUMN of most pages. That is a local search just for this website. If you type in ‘Higgins,’ it would find all the articles that contain the word ‘Higgins’  …  no delay … no waiting for indexing. If you type in Hersey High School Football Schedule, you will get all the articles with information about the high school’s football schedule — for example 2007 and 2008, etc. will show up in the results. We have found that often Google does not show a newer article in the search results. It might skip it altogether or place it on a page further back. Use the top Cardinal search box in the upper right column to see only articles on The Cardinal.

The Cardinal website is focused on Arlington Heights, Illinois. Incidents in adjacent or nearby suburbs are reported if they involve Arlington Heights emergency services departments in mutual aid or if they are major events that are in the Chicago area that are possibly affecting people who live or work in Arlington Heights, Illinois or could be affecting people who live in Arlington Heights, because they are working or commuting in an affected area. Global events are also frequently published, but the global events are just a sampling of the complete news you may find on CNN, FOXNEWS or the traditional major news networks and newspapers.