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Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
Google Tips and Tricks
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Google Tips and Tricks

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Tips and tricks to make searching with Google quicker and more effective.

Tips and tricks to make searching with Google quicker and more effective.

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  • 1. Tips and tricks for using Google
  • 2. How does Google search?
  • 3. Google’s Aim “The perfect search engine would understand exactly what you mean and give you back exactly what you want.” Larry Page, Co-founder & CEO
  • 4. How does Google search?
  • 5. Results £ £
  • 6. Phrasing your search queries
  • 7. Tips for phrasing 1. Start simply William Shakespeare
  • 8. Tips for phrasing 2. Add relevant words William Shakespeare Life
  • 9. Tips for phrasing 3. Think within the field The Bard of Avon
  • 10. Tips for phrasing 4. Only use important words* Not ideal: When will the sun come up in London tomorrow? Ideal: sunrise London
  • 11. Tips for phrasing * Common words are ignored: The a for to and all in some it’s that
  • 12. Tips for phrasing …most of the time whothe
  • 13. Google is intelligent
  • 14. Don’t worry about 1. Spelling – autocorrects 2. Punctuation – ignores @#%^*()=[] 3. Capitalisation – the new internationalist = The New Internationalist
  • 15. When you search Google… • suggests spelling corrections and alternative spellings • personalizes your search by using information such as sites you’ve visited before • includes synonyms of your search terms to find related results • find results that match similar terms to those in your query • searches for words with the same stem, like "running" when you search for [ run ]
  • 16. Verbatim Search
  • 17. Using special characters
  • 18. Quotation Marks Search for an exact phrase in an exact order. e.g. “to be or not to be” Warning: you may exclude relevant results. e.g. a search for "Alexander Bell" will miss pages that refer to Alexander G. Bell.
  • 19. Minus Sign Excludes words from your search e.g. The Great Gatsby -film
  • 20. Tilde Searches for synonyms e.g. ~food facts includes results for “nutrition facts”
  • 21. 2 full stops Searches for a specific number range e.g. prime ministers 1900 .. 2000 N.B. Make sure you put a space either side of the full stops.
  • 22. Phrasing your search queries
  • 23. Search within a site site: allows you to get your search from a specific site or type of site (.gov, .edu). e.g. unemployment site:gov would only give you search results from .gov websites
  • 24. Search related related: allows you to find pages that have similar content to a site e.g. related:www.bbc.co.uk would give you other news and media agencies
  • 25. Define define: gives you a definition of a word e.g. define: irony
  • 26. Filetypes filetype: searches for specific filetypes e.g. the war of the roses filetype:ppt
  • 27. Further information
  • 28. Links Inside Search Help http://support.google.com/websearch/bin/answer.py ?hl=en&safe=vss&answer=134479 All Tips and Tricks http://www.google.com/insidesearch/tipstricks/all.ht ml

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