like a         PROSecrets known only to librarians       (and now to you)
What is   ?
No, seriously:What is              ?
1. A search engine2. A tech company3. A verb meaning “to look for on the   Internet…with Google.”
All of these are Google services         For the most part, they are free.
The greatest mystery of them all:    HOW DOES IT      WORK?
PageRank              the biggest popularity contest in historyFactors:     • Number of pages linking to a result (it coun...
Googlebot             a nicer name for an Internet spider• Searching software owned by Google• Discovers pages by followin...
How Google thinks        You write:  Dogs cats living together      Google sees:      A and B and C and D
AND
OR
Quotation marks tell Google toturn two words into one phrase.            You write:     Dogs cats “living together”       ...
Without quotation marks:
With quotation marks:
Title Searching“Intitle:” lets you search within the titles of web  pages
Without title search:
With title search:
Search by file type“filetype:” lets you search by type of file (especially useful for tax documents!)
Without file type search:
With file type search:
Tax documents!
Your #1 Google Resource:             the     GOOGLE     GUIDE! http://www.googleguide.com/
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Google getting you down? Don't let search blues ruin your day! This presentation will show you how to do a proper Google search despite Google.

Also, make sure to check out the absolutely excellent Google Guide! http://www.googleguide.com/

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  1. 1. like a PROSecrets known only to librarians (and now to you)
  2. 2. What is ?
  3. 3. No, seriously:What is ?
  4. 4. 1. A search engine2. A tech company3. A verb meaning “to look for on the Internet…with Google.”
  5. 5. All of these are Google services For the most part, they are free.
  6. 6. The greatest mystery of them all: HOW DOES IT WORK?
  7. 7. PageRank the biggest popularity contest in historyFactors: • Number of pages linking to a result (it counts these as “votes”) • The relative importance of the linking page (a weighted “vote”) OUTCOME: more popular web pages appear at the top of the results
  8. 8. Googlebot a nicer name for an Internet spider• Searching software owned by Google• Discovers pages by following links (“crawling”)• Makes an index of the web Pages must be crawled to be searchable onGoogle, and they must be linked to other pages in order to be crawled.
  9. 9. How Google thinks You write: Dogs cats living together Google sees: A and B and C and D
  10. 10. AND
  11. 11. OR
  12. 12. Quotation marks tell Google toturn two words into one phrase. You write: Dogs cats “living together” Google sees: A and B and CD
  13. 13. Without quotation marks:
  14. 14. With quotation marks:
  15. 15. Title Searching“Intitle:” lets you search within the titles of web pages
  16. 16. Without title search:
  17. 17. With title search:
  18. 18. Search by file type“filetype:” lets you search by type of file (especially useful for tax documents!)
  19. 19. Without file type search:
  20. 20. With file type search:
  21. 21. Tax documents!
  22. 22. Your #1 Google Resource: the GOOGLE GUIDE! http://www.googleguide.com/
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