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Links Included with Your Results

Google may include links to the following types of information above or along side your results.

A Spelling Correction (suggestion)
Dictionary Definitions
Cached Pages
Similar Pages
News Headlines
Product Search
File-Type Conversion
A Translation
Book results

The shortcut links that often appear to the left of an icon are known as OneBox results.
tags (keywords): google guide, results, summary

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This page was last modified on: Monday August 11, 2008

Crafting Your Query by using Special Characters

By using special characters and operators, such as " ", –, ~, .., *, OR, and quotation marks around a phrase, you can fine-tune your search query and increase the accuracy of its results.
For details, click an operator above or look in the following seven pages:

Quoted Phrases
Quotation Marks Replace the + Operator
The – Operator
The ~ Operator
The […]

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This page was last modified on: Sunday February 26, 2012

Links to Other Useful Information

Note: Nancy uses this page for presentations on her favorite Google features. You can find more information about these features in other sections of Google Guide.

Click on any of the following links for more on these topics.

Selecting Search Terms
How Google Interprets a Query
Refining a Query
What Appears on the Results Page
Getting to the Last Result
When Google added features (Feature History)
How Google Works

For more features and services as well as how Google works, read Google Guide (www.googleguide.com) or How to Do Everything […]

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This page was last modified on: Friday February 2, 2007

Start Immediately for Experienced Users

If you’re an experienced user, start with one of the following links. These pages may appear to describe basic concepts, but if you read carefully, you’ll discover helpful insights into how Google works and how to use it more effectively.
Favorite Features
Part I: Query Input:

Interpreting Your Query
Crafting Your Query
Google’s Advanced Search Form
Using Search Operators

Part II: Understanding […]

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This page was last modified on: Friday February 2, 2007

Google Guide: Overview

Welcome to Google Guide, an online interactive tutorial and reference for experienced users, novices, and anyone in between. This page will help you find your way around Google Guide.
Google Guide started as a standard website; the About page tells more. Early in 2007, Google Guide became a blog. The setup is:

Tutorials are divided into Categories. […]

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This page was last modified on: Thursday January 25, 2007



For Google tips, tricks, & how Google works, visit Google Guide at www.GoogleGuide.com. Google Guide is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by Google.

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By Nancy Blachman and Jerry Peek who aren't Google employees. For permission to copy & create derivative works, visit Google Guide's Creative Commons License webpage.

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