Module #2 Google Search Tips

  1. How would you search for an exact word or phrase

To get exact word or phrase searches, all you need to do is enclose the search in quotations. ]

Example: If I was looking for the song Afraid of Everyone by The National. I could search that phrase and probably eventually find the song however my search would be filled with links that also include combinations of the words. If I search “Afraid of Everyone by The National” I get the exact phrase.

  1. How would you search for something on a specific site?

In order to find something on a specific, you need to make sure that there is a website included after the search.

Example: Ps3 games:futureshop.com

  1. How would you correctly search for a definition?

To find a definition for a word, all you need to do is include “define:” before the word.

Example: Define:tedious

  1. How would you search for a specific product?

First you type in the product you want to search for, then type in the price range separated by two perods

Example: Iphone 6 Case $10..$40

  1. How would you search for a specific filetype?

First type in your search query then include filetype: followed by the file type of your choosing

Example: Eid100 course syllabus filetype:PDF

  1. How would you include or ignore words in your search?

To make sure a word is ignored from a search, all you had to do is a add a dash/minus sign in front of the word you want ignored.

Example: Apple Computers -Windows

  1. How would you find sites/pages similar to an existing one?

First put the word related, add a colon and then write the name of the website.

Example: related:Amazon.ca

  1. How would you confirm the exact form of a quote even if you were missing some of the words?

You need to include a * as a replacement for the words that you are missing.

Example: All * are created equal

  1. How would search for pages containing two connected words?

You need to use a hyphen between the two words.

Example: Coke-Doritos

  1. How would you search for social media content containing a specific tag?

Use an @ symbol or # symbol.

 

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