Understanding Advanced Search using Google Search
Learn about power searching with Google and other advanced techniques.
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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 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.
Module 1: Introduction to Power Searching with Google
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
Module 4: Find Facts Faster
Conversions and calculator
Left hand panel and Date range limiting
Translation and search
Module 5: Checking Your Facts
Using Books to verify a quote
Using WHOIS and looking for other site information
Module 6: Putting It All Together
Module 7: Google Search Assessment
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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