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Understanding Advanced Search using Google Search Course


Understanding Advanced Search using Google Search
Understanding Advanced Search using Google Search

Learn about power searching with Google and other advanced techniques.


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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, 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.

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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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 70 votes
Course Title: Understanding Advanced Search using Google Search
Course #: 477
Course Publisher: Google
Course Category: 1
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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, 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.
License: Not for download or distribution.
Release Date: 03 August 2012
Content  
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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  • Michael Richard
    Michael Richard United States of America This was a VERY practical course. The instruct is very knowledgeable and professional in his teaching style. I HIGHLY recommend this course .... I wish universities had more straight-forward courses like this without theoretical garbage cluttering the course..... anyways. If you want a more advanced course than this, check our Johnny Long's "Google Hacking for Penetration Testers". Thanks Alison! -Mike 2016-04-26 16:04:15
  • Leisa Hawson
    Leisa Hawson Australia This was an extremely useful course and I would recommend it to others. 2015-11-03 02:11:11
  • Elizabeth Mapes
    Elizabeth Mapes United States of America What a great search engine course. 2015-10-31 10:10:56
  • Marg Moloney
    Marg Moloney Australia This was an excellent course with concise and well delivered explanations of how to use google searching techniques to achieve optimum results. 2015-05-14 00:05:03
  • Francine Asonibare
    Francine Asonibare United Kingdom You may find the first module almost too easy but stick with it. By module 3 I am sure you will learn at least one thing that you didn't know how to do before. I learned quite a few. In fact this course has made my ability to search so much more effective, whether for personal use or for work. 2015-03-08 20:03:36
  • Paul Anning
    Paul Anning Spain An excellent and intensive course. Google has moved on a little since these videos, now having more tools at our disposal, but the instructions in this course will make your searches easier, quicker and give much better results. The presenter is easy to listen to and understand also. I feel that I have learned a lot by doing this course. I recommend it to all, especially researchers. 2015-03-04 14:03:41
  • Ann Douthwaite
    Ann Douthwaite United Kingdom I really enjoyed this course and now have many and varied skills to use in my research sessions. Well done Google. 2015-03-01 13:03:50
  • Clare Timms
    Clare Timms United Kingdom Very useful - enjoyed the course and surprised at how much there was to learn 2015-01-30 12:01:31
  • Patrick Ackerman
    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
    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
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