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Google search tips you probably didn't know.

Google search tips you probably didn't know.

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  • 1. How to G o o g l - e r be a better
  • 2. Instructions Volume Control Pause / Play Next / Previous View/Hide Text Toggle View Progress Bar
  • 3. How to G o o g l - e r be a better
  • 4. Objectives
    • What Matters
    • Search Operators
    • Practice Scenarios
    and what doesn’t ^
  • 5. It just doesn’t matter! 
  • 6. It just doesn’t matter!
    • Capitalization
  • 7. Capitalization
    • george washington =
    • GEORGE WASHINGTON =
    • George Washington =
    • gEoRgE wAsHiNgToN =
  • 8. It just doesn’t matter!
    • Most punctuation
    • Capitalization
  • 9. Punctuation
    • ! ? , . ; [ ] @ / # < >
    – ’ C++ $99
  • 10. usually
    • Spelling
    It just doesn’t matter!
    • Capitalization
    • Most Punctuation
  • 11. Spelling
  • 12. Spelling
  • 13.
    • Common Words
    It just doesn’t matter! usually
    • Capitalization
    • Most punctuation
    • Spelling
  • 14. Common Words Excluded HOW WHERE the in I it is
  • 15.
    • “ AND”
    It just doesn’t matter! usually
    • Capitalization
    • Most punctuation
    • Spelling
    • Common Words
  • 16. Automatic “AND”
  • 17. No Impact on Google Results
    • Capitalization
    • Most Punctuation
    • Spelling
    • Common Words
    • “ AND”
  • 18. OK. So what DOES matter? 
  • 19. OK. So what DOES matter?
    • Apostrophes ( ’ )
  • 20. Apostrophes Were We’re ’
  • 21.
    • Hyphenated Words
    OK. So what DOES matter?
    • Apostrophes (’)
  • 22. Hyphenated Words
    • [  email  ] matches:
      • “ email”
    • [  e-mail  ] matches:
      • “ e-mail,” “email,” and “e mail”
    Not sure? Include the hyphen
  • 23.
    • Word Order
    OK. So what DOES matter?
    • Apostrophes (’)
    • Hyphenated Words
  • 24. Order Matters eating plant plant eating VS
  • 25. OK. So what DOES matter?
    • Number of Terms
    • Apostrophes (’)
    • Hyphenated Words
    • Word Order
  • 26. Search Terms Limit Excludes automatically omitted terms.
  • 27. These DO matter
    • Apostrophes (‘)
    • Hyphenated Words
    • Word Order
    • Number of Terms
  • 28. How Google Works
  • 29. Google Operators + ~ OR site: filetype: -
  • 30. AND vs. OR Increases Number of Results AND OR
  • 31. Include Operator (+) + + + + + HOW WHERE the in I it is + +
  • 32. Include Operator (+) Star Trek +I Star Trek I VS
  • 33. Exclude Operator (-) Digest? Bow? Bass?
  • 34. Exclude Operator (-) bass - fish - shoes -beer bass VS
  • 35. Synonyms (~) same similar related alike ~
  • 36. Synonyms ~
  • 37. Phrase Search Proper Names We hold these truths to be self-evident… Lyrics Famous Phrases “ phrase search”
  • 38. Phrase Search “ ”
  • 39. Site Search
  • 40. Site Search site:sdsu.edu
  • 41. Site Search site:
  • 42. File Type filetype : file extension Complete List and further details Adobe Acrobat  filetype:pdf Macromedia Flash  filetype:swf Microsoft Word  filetype:doc Microsoft Excel  filetype:xls Microsoft PowerPoint  filetype:ppt
  • 43. File Type filetype:
  • 44. Google Operators + ~ OR site: filetype: -
  • 45. Google-Operators
  • 46. Practice Let’s try it out!
  • 47. Practice Search for the Dilbert cartoon about the Google Logo Click the next button below to see the answer. Web Object Placeholder Address:http://www.google.com Displayed in: Articulate Player Window size:320 X 240
  • 48. Answer
  • 49. Practice Search for pages about Afghanistan that do not mention war or the Taliban Click the next button below to see the answer. Web Object Placeholder Address:http://www.google.com Displayed in: Articulate Player Window size:320 X 240
  • 50. Answer
  • 51. Practice Search for articles in the EET at SDSU that are in Flash (.swf) format Click the next button below to see the answer. Web Object Placeholder Address:http://www.google.com Displayed in: Articulate Player Window size:320 X 240
  • 52. Answer
  • 53. Additional Resources:
    • Google Help Center - Basics:
    • http:// www.google.com/intl/en/help/basics.html
    • Google Help Center - Advanced:
    • http:// www.google.com/intl/en/help/refinesearch.html
    • Printable Google Cheatsheet:
    • http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/cheatsheet.html
    • Complete List of Google Operators:
    • http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/operators.html
    • Google Guide:
    • http:// www.googleguide.com