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Advanced google

  1. 1. Advanced Google Becoming a Power Googler
  2. 2. How Google Works <ul><li>PageRank: The number of pages link to any given page. “Importance” of the linking page matters too </li></ul><ul><li>“Sophisticated text-matching techniques”: Match not only number of times term(s) appear in page but also “all aspects of the page’s content” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Essentials of Google Search I <ul><li>Choosing search terms: choose search terms wisely -- more terms (up to 10) producer narrower results; order will affect search results </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic “and” queries: all terms are searched </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusion of common words: in order to include words such as “the” being searched place a “+” sign in front of it </li></ul><ul><li>Stemming: Google searches on variations of the word, e.g. diet, dieting, dietary </li></ul>
  4. 4. Essentials of Google Search II <ul><li>Phrase searches: place phrases between quotation marks </li></ul><ul><li>Negative terms: since many words in English have more that one meaning, e.g. bat the animal, bat the baseball equipment, placing a negative sign in front of a term (–baseball) will help narrow your search for the animal </li></ul><ul><li>I’m Feeling Lucky: takes you to “the most relevant website … found for your query” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Search Results Page I
  6. 6. Search Results Page II <ul><li>“SMCU” search </li></ul><ul><li>Top links </li></ul><ul><li>Google search button </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced search </li></ul><ul><li>Search field </li></ul><ul><li>Preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics bar </li></ul><ul><li>Tip </li></ul><ul><li>OneBox results </li></ul><ul><li>Page title </li></ul><ul><li>Text below the title </li></ul><ul><li>URL of result </li></ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>Cached </li></ul><ul><li>Similar pages </li></ul><ul><li>Indented results </li></ul><ul><li>More results </li></ul>
  7. 7. Setting Preferences <ul><li>Search preferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SafeSearch filtering: can be done in general or by search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language options: generally set to English but great to change for ESL and language classes; interface language (fun) and search language may be set separately </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of results: generally set to 10 for speed but can be set for up to 100 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New results window: if you want another window to come up with results change this </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Google Advanced Search
  9. 9. Advanced Search Tips I <ul><li>I try and use advanced search for all searching and encourage my kids to do so also </li></ul><ul><li>Some advantages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can do exactly the same search you do on “naked” Google – just use the top search box since “all of the words” is what Google generally searches for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You can do a whole lot more! </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Advanced Search Tips II <ul><li>With AS you can search only for pages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by exact phrase (without using quotes) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with at least one of the words entered (same as using the “OR” operator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That don’t contain certain words (same as the “-” operator </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Advanced Search Tips III <ul><li>You can also search only for pages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Written in a certain language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Created in a certain file format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That have been updated within a certain period of time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That contain certain numbers within their range </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Within a certain domain or website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That don’t contain “adult” material </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Google Cheat Sheet <ul><li>All of the previous “advanced” operations and a lot more can be done from if you know and use the Google Cheat Sheet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For example: “+” before a word will find the word even if its automatically excluded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“~” before a word will find synonyms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two numbers separated by two periods will find results within a given range </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. More Googles I <ul><li>Above the general search box in Google are “top links”: Web – Images – Groups – News – Froogle – Local – more >> </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking on one of these will take you a specific Google page where you can search for pictures, groups of users, news stories, consumer goods, and local businesses </li></ul><ul><li>It can really get interesting if you click on “more >>”! </li></ul>
  14. 14. More Google II <ul><li>Lets look at a few of the Google Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>University Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Search Features </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And a few of the Google Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GoogleEarth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translate </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Any Questions? <ul><li>I hope you found this presentation helpful </li></ul><ul><li>You can find all of these materials online at </li></ul>