How to Use the Google Search Engine Effectively in 2010

I thought of putting together this brief video and show you how you can use the Google Search Engine effectively. If you spend a lot of time researching online or searching the internet for something you want to learn more about, you probably are familiar with Google and how it can sometimes be frustrating not to be able to find what you are looking for, instead you get overloaded with related or even non related listings, which are probably not exactly what you are looking for.

Google actually has the most advanced system in place that tries to give you a list of websites or web pages that might have what you are looking for, based on the keywords you type in to the engine. A few months ago Google rolled out with a new feature called “Search Options” which helps you find exactly what you might be looking for.

In this brief Google search tutorial video I will give you some tips and tricks on how to do searches and I will also run you through the new Search Options feature.

Here is a quick summary of what you find in the video.

  • put keywords that you are using in quotes ” “, that way you get a list of web pages with your searched phrase in their exact order
  • use Search Options to specifically find the kind of content you are looking for, whether these are images, videos, news, blogs, updates, books and forums; and even sort them further by freshness
  • this tip is not mentioned on the video… if you want to search a specific website for a specific phrase or content you think they might have, type the following site:websitedomain.com “keyword phrase”

    , for instance on a recipe site like allrecipes.com, if you want to find meatloaf recipes, just go to Google and type site:allrecipes.com “meatloaf recipes”

    and the resulting page will be a list of pages only from allrecipes.com that have that phrase “meatloaf recipes” in it

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