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Google Search Techniques

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    Below are search operators to use to you get the most out of your search engine experience. Each one includes the exact operator and example of how to use it:


    1. Negative Keyword
      Printer -cartridge will show results for the word printer but not the word cartridge.

    2. File Type
      Cancer research filetype:pdf will show only results that you can download as a PDF flie.

    3. Synonyms Match
      ~car will search for "car" and synonyms of "car"

    4. Phrase Match
      "keyword keyword"
      "chocolate chip cookies" will not get results for someone who wrote "chocolate mint chip cookies". Only those three words in that order.

    5. OR
      The | symbol
      Jessica + Williams|Wiliams|William is a search for all of those possibilities (Jessica Williams OR Wiliams OR William)

    6. Price Range
      bedding $100…$200 will show search results for bedding between $100 and $200 dollars

    7. All in Text
      allintext: chicken cilantro lime recipe will show search results for recipes with these three ingredients<

    8. Search Within
      Animals site:www.facebook.com will show only animal related pages within Facebook.

    9. Date Search
      Facebook daterange: 201108 will find only informationa nd news from August 2011.

    10. Fill in the Blank
      Obama signed the * bill this week will allow google to treat the star as a placeholder for any unknown term(s) and then find the best matches.


    adapted from: http://www.amplify-interactive.com/b...e-search-tips/

    Page last modified 08:40, 16 Nov 2012 by dperkin


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