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Understanding Advanced Search using Google Search

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Understanding Advanced Search using Google Search
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • 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, namely Google advanced searches, 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 power searching with Google 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 Google search tips. 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 Google advanced search tips and techniques about improving their search process.

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

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

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    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 7 )
  • UNDERSTANDING ADVANCED SEARCH USING GOOGLE
  • Module 1: Introduction to Power Searching with Google
    • Introduction
    • Filter image results by colour
    • How search works
    • The art of keyword choices
    • Word order matters
    • Finding text on a web page
  • Module 2: Interpreting Results
    • When search results suggest something new
    • Thinking more deeply about your search
    • Understand options for different media
    • Reading the Search Engine Results page SERP
    • Different kinds of content
  • Module 3: Advanced Techniques
    • Web organization
    • Filetype
    • Removing invasive results
    • OR and quotes
    • Intext and Advanced Search
  • Module 4: Find Facts Faster
    • Search-by-image
    • Search features
    • Conversions and calculator
    • Left hand panel and Date range limiting
    • Translation and search
  • Module 5: Checking Your Facts
    • Credibility
    • Variant data
    • Using Books to verify a quote
    • Using WHOIS and looking for other site information
    • Occasional misconceptions
  • Module 6: Putting It All Together
    • Combining methods
    • Think broadly
    • Summary
  • Activities Folder
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 7: Google Search Assessment
    • Understanding Advanced Search using Google Assessment
Topics List ( 6 )
Module 1: Introduction to Power Searching with Google
In this module learn more about advanced search using Google.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 3: Advanced Techniques
In this module learn about advanced search techniques using Google.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 4: Find Facts Faster
Learn how to find facts faster using the Google search engine.
Topics List ( 5 )
Module 5: Checking Your Facts
Learn more about checking facts from a Google search.
Topics List ( 3 )
Module 6: Putting It All Together
Summary of advanced search techniques using Google.
Topics List ( 1 )
Module 7: Google Search Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    Google

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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