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Summary

Google strives to make it easy to quickly find whatever you’re seeking, whether it’s a web page, a recent news story, a photograph, advice, or a present for a friend. Google Guide’s Cheat Sheet (www.googleguide.com/cheatsheet.html), Google Guide’s Advanced Operator Quick Reference (www.googleguide.com/advanced_operators_reference.html) Google Guide’s Calculator Cheatsheet (www.googleguide.com/help/calculator.html) and Sacramento State’s Google QuikRef (available from www.csus.edu/uccs/documents/quikrefsite/PDFs/googleqr.pdf […]

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

Quick Tips

 Selecting Search Terms

Use words likely to appear on the pages you want. Avoid using a question as a query. For example, the query, [ where do I apply for a passport in New Zealand ], instructs Google to find pages containing all the terms. Such a query won’t necessarily find pages answering your question. A better query […]

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This page was last modified on: Monday February 27, 2012

Appendix Intro

You’ve reached the end of the tutorial. The following sections contain additional information that you may find useful.

Summary
Useful Links
Search Leader: Why Google is Popular

The remainder of this appendix is filled with compliments and appreciative remarks, how to submit feedback, linking instructions, licensing information, and acknowledgments.

What Users Think About Google Guide
Google Guide in the Press
Submitting Feedback
Link […]

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

Developing a Website Intro

This segment provides tips on:

Creating Content
Linking to Search Results
Getting Listed
Improving Your PageRank
Advertising Your Website
Generating Revenue using AdSense

The information in this section is based on my experience in designing and developing Google Guide, which is now the top result for the queries Google tutorial, Google guide, using Google, Google stock symbol, and Google favorite features.

Note: There are thousands of sites devoted to developing […]

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This page was last modified on: Wednesday March 7, 2007

More Search Tools

The last choice in the menu at the top-left corner of the Google window is more ▼. Holding your mouse over that word makes a menu drop down. (This only happens if JavaScript is enabled in your browser.)
You can choose one of the services on the drop-down menu. Or you can click on even more », at […]

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This page was last modified on: Sunday August 31, 2008

Services Intro

In this course segment you’ll learn how to take advantage of Google’s specialized search services.
Google started by providing generalized web search. It also offers specialized searches that are accessible by clicking on the links at the top of many Google pages — e.g., the results page (which we show just after this paragraph) and the […]

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This page was last modified on: Sunday August 24, 2008

Shortcuts: Introduction

Google provides shortcuts for finding commonly sought utilities and information, which you may have previously found offline or on specialized sites. The results of these shortcuts appear to the right of a tag or specialized icon and above your search results.
To read about all of these shortcuts, one by one, simply click the “Next” links […]

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

Search Tools Intro

In this course segment you’ll learn — among other things — how to:

Enter a query even if Google’s home page isn’t in your browser
Access shortcuts for finding commonly sought utilities and information

Several nice summaries of some of Google’s features and services are available online:

Google Guide’s cheat sheet (www.googleguide.com/cheatsheet.html)
Sacramento State University’s Google QuikRef is available from […]

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

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

Special Characters: Summary

This table summarizes how to use the basic search operators described in this chapter. You may include any of these operators multiple times in a query.

Notation
Find result
Example

term1 term2
with both term1 and term2
[ carry-on luggage ]

term1 OR term2 term1 | term2
with either term1 or term2 or both

[ Tahiti OR Hawaii ]
[ Tahiti | Hawaii ]

"term"
with term (Put quotation marks around terms that are stop words […]

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



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