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How I search

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How I search

  1. 1. How I find things online
  2. 3. <ul><li>This is an engine, a very good one, maybe the best damn engine that ever was. </li></ul><ul><li>But an engine nonetheless. The product of algorithms, bots and spiders. </li></ul><ul><li>Not people and personalities . </li></ul><ul><li>There are a variety of ways to tap into people for the information you need </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>What this presentation will do </li></ul><ul><li>Show you how I find things online </li></ul><ul><li>The tools, sources and methods I use </li></ul><ul><li>What it won't </li></ul><ul><li>Provide you with a step by step approach on how to find things </li></ul><ul><li>That will be the product of your own habits, hopefully using some of the tips and tools from here. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Getting the most from the machine.
  5. 6. The most common mistake…
  6. 7. “ Use hyphens” Narrow search by specifying terms - term Remove results by using a minus site: Specify site that you want to search filetype: PDF, PPT, DOC etc. location: The origin of the webpage related: Results relating to a specific site Tools.
  7. 8. E.g. The Minus.
  8. 9. E.g Site:
  9. 10. Toolbar.
  10. 11. Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger.
  11. 12. Links.
  12. 13. Tabs.
  13. 14. Notepad.
  14. 15. Unused substitutes.
  15. 16. Journals.
  16. 17. Bookmarks.
  17. 18. Knowledge (old-fashioned and proper).
  18. 19. Video.
  19. 20. Images.
  20. 21. Serious data.
  21. 22. The Royal Mail deliver.
  22. 23. Consumer, market, company, competition.
  23. 24. Web classics.
  24. 25. Website analytics.
  25. 26. Websites.
  26. 27. Facebook.
  27. 28. Search.
  28. 29. Blogs.
  29. 30. Alerts.
  30. 31. Google.
  31. 32. Twitter.
  32. 33. Mentions.
  33. 34. Subscriptions.
  34. 35. The reader.
  35. 36. The folders.
  36. 37. Advertising.
  37. 38. Design.
  38. 39. Mobile.
  39. 40. Strategy/Planning
  40. 41. Inspiration.
  41. 42. Tech.
  42. 43. User experience.
  43. 44. Thank-you. Steven Parker [email_address]

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