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A Search Engine Syntax

  1. 1. Rithesh Nair http://researchersecrets.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/rithesh
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Search Engine = Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Billions of Pages = Resources = Sourcing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sourcing= Recruiting </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. http://researchersecrets.com The overlapping links varies for each engines- It means that Searchers relying on a single search engine are missing a vast amount of web content that they could easily find simply by trying their queries on other search engines.
  4. 4. http://researchersecrets.com All search engines ignore &quot;stop&quot; or “noise” words because they have minimal informational value and are found so commonly in all language. STOP WORDS
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Put your most important keywords first in the string. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most search engines are insensitive to whether you use upper, lower, or mixed cases in your search.  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start with basic search and keep filtering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep trying different ways to write the keyword </li></ul></ul>http://researchersecrets.com
  6. 6. http://researchersecrets.com COMPARING – Search Engines Search Engine GOOGLE YAHOO ASK ME Exalead LIVE / MSN Boolean Logic -, OR AND, OR, NOT, ( ), - -, OR AND, OR, NOT, ( ),- AND, OR, NOT, ( ), - Fields intitle, inurl, link, site, more intitle, inurl, link, site, more intitle, inurl, site intitle, inurl, link, site intitle, site, loc, url Specials Asterisk * tilde ~ Use of “stop word” instead of * NEAR operator for 16 word proximity | - Pipe
  7. 7. http://researchersecrets.com <ul><li>AND / + </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The AND operator delivers results that contain both the first term and the second term. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example : resume AND J2EE AND struts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google: resume j2ee struts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>OR / | </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The OR operator delivers results that contain either the first term or the second term or both. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example : resume OR CV AND J2ee AND struts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google: resume | cv j2ee struts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>NOT / - </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The NOT operator will deliver documents that contain the first word, but do not contain the second. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example : resume OR CV AND J2ee AND struts -job –apply </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Google: resume | cv j2ee struts -job -apply </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. http://researchersecrets.com <ul><ul><li>Quotations “ “ - Quotation is used to find an exact phrase or title match. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: resume | cv &quot;project manager&quot; j2ee -job –apply </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parentheses ( ) - Use parentheses to group search queries and build more complicated search strings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: (resume | cv | vitae) &quot;project manager&quot; j2ee (struts | swing ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wildcards * -A wild card will find variations in spelling or different endings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: (resume | cv | vitae) j2ee &quot;software * engineer&quot; –jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tilde ~ - Finds synonyms | related words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: ~cv j2ee (&quot;project manager&quot; | &quot;software * engineer“) </li></ul></ul>Modifiers
  9. 9. http :// researchersecrets.com <ul><ul><li>AND (JUST A SPACE IN GOOGLE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR = | </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NOT = - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>() </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ “ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>~ Tilde </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* WILD CARD </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. http://researchersecrets.com ADVANCED SEARCHES intitle – Searches for a specific word in the Title of the Page Intitle:resume j2ee (“project manager”| &quot;software * engineer&quot;) (swing | struts ) -job –apply inurl - searches for a specific word in the URL of the Page inurl:resume j2ee (“project manager”| &quot;software * engineer&quot;) (swing | struts ) -job –apply Want better results? Combine intitle & inurl
  11. 11. http:// researchersecrets.com <ul><li>Narrow your search by looking for specific file types: Good for weeding out HTML files, and job postings. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word = Doc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PDF = PDF </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PPT = PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>XLS = Excel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TXT = Text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RTF = Rich Text Format </li></ul></ul><ul><li>(intitle:resume | inurl:resume | intitle:cv | inurl:cv | intitle:vitae | inurl:vitae) (&quot;sap retail&quot; | sap.fico | sap=crm | &quot;sap *&quot;) filetype:doc (NJ | new.jersey) -jobs -job </li></ul>
  12. 12. http:// researchersecrets.com site: will search the contents of a specific site only For example: site:linkedin.com accenture sap chicago Will only search www.linkedin.com and will only find Information with the words, Accenture, SAP and Chicago.
  13. 13. http://researchersecrets.com <ul><ul><ul><li>Boolean Operators:- ( ) “ “ NOT - AND & OR | </li></ul></ul></ul>Live strings are similar to Google. Examples: Intitle (intitle:resume | intitle:cv | intitle:vitae) j2ee “new york” filetype resume (filetype:doc | filetype:rtf OR filetype:pdf) j2ee new.york Intitle and filetype (intitle:resume | intitle:cv | intitle:vitae) filetype:doc j2ee new.york
  14. 14. http://researchersecrets.com Modifiers inbody: Finds words in the body of the page intitle: Finds words in the title of the page (same as Google) inurl: Finds words in the URL (same as Google) contains: Will only bring up results that have a link to the file type filetype: will only bring up the specific file type you are asking EXAMPLES intitle:resume J2EE contains:doc -job -jobs -send -submit –you intitle:resume J2EE filetype:doc -job -jobs -send -submit –you inbody:resume J2EE -job -jobs -send -submit -you intitle:resume J2EE -job -jobs -send -submit –you (inurl:cv | intitle:cv) J2EE -job -jobs
  15. 15. http://researchersecrets.com Other Ways <ul><ul><li>(using me and my) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>sap resume (me | my) -job -jobs -submit –you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>2. (using –send and –you) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>sap (filetype:pdf | filetype:doc | filetype:rtf) resume -job -jobs -send -submit -you </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. (using loc:US = pages from the United States </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(*@aol.com | *@gmail.com | *@hotmail.com | *@yahoo.com) &quot;deloitte consulting&quot; (sap | oracle) loc:US </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Intitle:skill </li></ul><ul><ul><li>intitle:sap (resume | cv | vitae) (tx | texas) -job –jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>intitle:j2ee (resume | cv | vitae) -tutorial -job -jobs </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. http://researchersecrets.com Other Live Features <ul><ul><li>inanchor: returns results in the anchor, body, title, or web address of the site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>inanchor:resume j2ee new.york -job –jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>loc: returns web pages from a specific country or region </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>contains:doc (resume | cv | vitae) j2ee loc:US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(resume | cv |vitae) loc:US New York j2ee -jobs –job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>language: searches in a specific language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>resume j2ee montreal language:fr </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>site: searches only the site you specify (same as Google) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>site:linkedin.com (deloitte| pwc) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Rithesh Nair http://researchersecrets.com