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Understanding Advanced Search using Google Search


Understanding Advanced Search using Google Search

Understanding Advanced Search using Google Search

Learn advanced search techniques using the Google search engine.


Students: 1,948
Course Description

Google Search is the most widely used search engine on the Web and processes several hundred million search queries every day. However, there is a level of sophistication to Google Search that most people don't know about and therefore don't use.
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Using the advanced search features on Google Search would greatly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the search process for all users. This free online course will demonstrate both the advanced features now available on Google Search and give practical examples of how to use them. This course will give you a clearer understanding of how Google Search works, why word order matters, how to read the Search Engine Results page, how to remove invasive results, and how to use WHOIS and look for other site information. You will also get a clear knowledge and understanding of how to use features such as conversions, the calculator, search-by-image, and translation services. You will see examples of how combining these techniques together will give you much more effective search results in a faster time. This course will be of great interest to all users who use Google Search in a professional capacity as they will learn how to input more specific search queries and obtain more relevant search results in a faster time, and to individuals who want to learn tips and techniques about improving their search process.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understanding power searching with Google Search; - Learning how to interpret results; - Learning how to use advanced techniques; - Improving fact finding techniques;


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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction to Power Searching with Google
Module 2: Interpreting Results
Module 3: Advanced Techniques
Module 4: Find Facts Faster
Module 5: Checking Your Facts
Module 6: Putting It All Together
Module 7: Google Search Assessment

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Course Title Understanding Advanced Search using Google Search
Course # 477
Course Publisher Google
Course Category 1
Content Origin
Course Description  Google Search is the most widely used search engine on the Web and processes several hundred million search queries every day. However, there is a level of sophistication to Google Search that most people don't know about and therefore don't use. Using the advanced search features on Google Search would greatly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the search process for all users. This free online course will demonstrate both the advanced features now available on Google Search and give practical examples of how to use them. This course will give you a clearer understanding of how Google Search works, why word order matters, how to read the Search Engine Results page, how to remove invasive results, and how to use WHOIS and look for other site information. You will also get a clear knowledge and understanding of how to use features such as conversions, the calculator, search-by-image, and translation services. You will see examples of how combining these techniques together will give you much more effective search results in a faster time. This course will be of great interest to all users who use Google Search in a professional capacity as they will learn how to input more specific search queries and obtain more relevant search results in a faster time, and to individuals who want to learn tips and techniques about improving their search process.
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Release Date 03 August 2012
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only High
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Lower High/ Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Patrick Ackerman United States of America It was an excellent course. I learned a lot I did not know before the course. Along with short cuts that will speed up my search time while making it more accurate. Some of the information is outdated not by much though. Google has altered it's search page since and removed the translation search feature. It should also be more clearly mentioned this just scratches the surface on the many options for Google searches but shows all the directions an individual may dig in deeper. Another part of the course I enjoyed is it gives what Googles intentions are for features and methods which helps give a better understanding of how it works and where it may head in the future. 2014-12-01 06:12:18
  • David Wallace Australia Excellent course, well presented and clear concise information. I learnt many new procedures and handy tips etc. Loved it thanks Google. 2014-11-26 03:11:23
  • Mahmoud Saeed Egypt it is really very vice and knowledgeably 2014-09-02 22:09:24
  • Faisal Ejaz Pakistan Great Course. I learned lot of it. Thanks Alison 2014-08-02 02:08:25
  • Faisal Ejaz Pakistan Great Course. I learned lot of it. 2014-08-02 02:08:04
  • Nagarjuna Pavuluru India Very helpful to Understand Google Search. Surely it will help me in future and reduce my time on searching required contents. 2014-07-24 00:07:45
  • Harun Naim Bangladesh Very useful learning. I am grateful to ALISON for this course. 2014-07-22 20:07:52
  • Francesco Tombolini Italy Course Module: Module 2: Interpreting Results
    Course Topic: Understand options for different media
    Comment: I think that different media is more similar to different filetypes... not different sources... 2012-09-30 14:09:58
  • Blah Blah Canada Course Module: Module 2: Interpreting Results
    Course Topic: When search results suggest something new
    Comment: I like this course but I cannot find the activity he is refering to. Please help 2012-08-23 01:08:52
  • Caalvin Bruce India Course Module: Module 3: Advanced Techniques
    Course Topic: OR and quotes
    Comment: thank you sir 2012-08-14 03:08:12
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