Posted by: poche | December 20, 2008

Go Googling with Google

Everyone now knows what google is, even google has it own verb, googling. Googling means looking for something on the internet using google seach engine.

This search engine is established by two cool man (well, that’s what i think.. :D) Sergey Brin and Larry Page (i actually wonder, why i found so many in internet that mention Brin’s name first that Page’s..). This to awsome man has found something that even my always said, “just google it” (i actually do think that it was a verb…)

Nowadays, google is not a mere search engine. Google also has many services that could be found on the internet, but here i just talk about the search one.

Many ways that can we use to specialized our search query in google, you can find the tips and trick via googling. Anyway, google did provide us a complete how-to (thanks to Antonius Wijaya)

There are some useless effort if you using google as search engine, such as

Google searches are NOT case sensitive. All letters, regardless of how you type them, will be understood as lower case. For example, searches for george washington, George Washington, and gEoRgE wAsHiNgToN will all return the same results.

By default, Google only returns pages that include all of your search terms. There is no need to include “and” between terms. Keep in mind that the order in which the terms are typed will affect the search results. To restrict a search further, just include more terms. For example, to plan a vacation to Hawaii, simply type vacation hawaii.

Google ignores common words and characters such as “where” and “how”, as well as certain single digits and single letters, because they tend to slow down your search without improving the results.

If you want to improve your googling, this is maybe things are you need to do

If you want to search not only for your search term but also for its synonyms, place the tilde sign (~) immediately in front of your search term.

To see a definition for a word or phrase, simply type the word “define” then a space, then the word(s) you want defined. To see a list of different definitions from various online sources, you can type “define:” followed by a word or phrase. Note that the results will define the entire phrase.

Google ignores common words and characters such as where, the, how, and other digits and letters that slow down your search without improving the results. If a common word is essential to getting the results you want, you can make sure we pay attention to it by putting a “+” sign in front of it.

To search for web pages that have similar content to a given site, type “related:” followed by the website address into the Google search box.

Sometimes the best way to ask a question is to get Google to ‘fill in the blank’ by adding an asterisk (*) at the part of the sentence or question that you want finished into the Google search box.

To find pages that include either of two search terms, add an uppercase OR between the terms.

You can use Google to search only within one specific website by entering the search terms you’re looking for, followed by the word “site” and a colon followed by the domain name.

There is still so many thing about google that you could found in the internet. With some research, perhaps you could find another interesting way in googling.

Sources:

http://www.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=searchguides.html&ctx=basics&hl=en

http://www.google.com/help/features.html

http://www.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=searchguides.html&ctx=advanced&hl=en

http://www.google.com/support/bin/static.py?page=searchguides.html&ctx=results&hl=en


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