Understanding Advanced Search using Google Search
Learn how to use the Google power searching tools and advanced techniques to make your search time faster and easier.
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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. This course begins by giving you an introduction to power searching with Google. You will learn how to filter image results by colour, how search works, the art of keyword choices, why word order matters, and how to find text on a web page.
You will then learn how to interpret results and read the search engine results page (SERP). This course will also teach you how to find facts faster using search by image, by features, and more. You will learn how to check your facts using books to verify a quote and WHOIS which is a large database of web sites/domains with information about who owns them, what sites they're affiliated with, etc. You will also learn the advanced techniques and look into web organization, filetype, removing invasive results, OR and Quotes, and in text and advanced search.
Your search may sometimes be simple and fast, and sometimes a long piece of detective work. Using the advanced search features on Google Search would greatly improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your search process. Upon the completion of this course, you will learn how to combine different techniques to give you much more effective search results in a faster time. Sign up now and learn Google Advanced Search tips and techniques today.
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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Power Searching with Google is an online, community-based course hosted by Google. The course seeks to find answers to everyday problems using advanced Google search techniques. It will also teach you how to read search engine results pages, remove invasive results, and look for other Google search tips. You will be taught how to use features such as conversions, the calculator, search-by-image, translation services, and more. Start this course today to master advanced search techniques.
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