Google Advanced Search Tricks

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Here is a nice 1 page reader that will help you to refine your Google Search and gives you some Google alternatives

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Google Advanced Search Tricks

  1. 1. CHEATSHEET INTERNET RESEARCH© 2012 Henk van Ess henk@vaness.nl http://forreporters.com/henkvaness Twitter: @henkvanessLinkedin: nl.linkedin.com/in/searchbistro Interested in a workshop? Call +31 33-7508747 2012What: Example Details Use it to1. Quotation marks "Albert Einstein, born on" Predict language Predict an answer2. Asterix "Albert Einstein, born on * * ,1879" Replaces full words Find words between words3. Filetype http://www.voelspriet.nl/googledocs.htm PDF/DOC/PPT and more Search for documents4. Minus sign river phoenix -"river phoenix" Get rid of what you hate -site.com or –“….” is allowed5. Find the title allintitle: songtext Alanis Morisette Search title document Find docs with certain titles6. Search Site: site: edu or site:nero.com Search one source only Overrides search engine source7. What? define: adhd or “adhd is” Explains something Get rid of non relevant sources8. Why? "whales strand because" “Because” = why question Predict the answer9. When? Custom range f.e 1-1-2000 to 1-1-2001 Click “Show Search tools” Find specific publication date10. Not exact enough Verbatim Click “Show Search tools” Overrules personalization11. Numbers range Ipad “300…500 euro” or “1961…1966” Powerful with “…” Find a cheap iPad. Or years.12. Publication date javascript:alert(document.lastModified) Type this in URL field If any, it shows pub. date13. Check owner site http://www.domaintools.com Look for REGISTRANT (Historical) owners of sites14. Check site In Google: info:(site.com) Check for LINKS Who refers to the source?15. Error 404 Google Cache* or www.archive.org Your time machine See longer readerMore search engines: Adress Details Use it asBing www.bing.com From Microsoft Alternative for GoogleTwitter http://twitter.com/ - !/search-advanced Advanced search On geo, date & timeSocial Media http://www.topsy.com Or www.icerocket.com Search peopleClustersearch http://www.exalead.com/search Has a lot of filters Alternative for GoogleNicknames http://www.spokeo.com Search avatars Search peopleFacebook http://facebook.eccar.org/ Search Facebook What did users like?Blogs & social http://www.socialmention.com Has alert by email Watch it happeningFiltersearch, use site: (…..).aero 2001 Aerospace.edu 1995 United States educational.gov 1995 United States government.int 1998 Organizations established by international treaties between governments.jobs 2005 International community of human resource managers.mil 1995 United States militaryStrategy1. Find a source you trust. Only if you can’t find one, use Google2. Remember a search engine of a trusted source is not always as good as you hope. Search again with (term)site(site.com) inGoogle3. Don’t ask questions but predict the answer. Don’t type bio Putin but “Putin has * children”

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