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Susan
03-Jul-2012, 16:15
Free classes on power googling, from Google themselves:

http://www.google.com/insidesearch/landing/powersearching.html

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JayZie
03-Jul-2012, 16:34
On 7/3/2012 11:15 AM, Susan wrote:
> Free classes on power googling, from Google themselves:
>
> http://www.google.com/insidesearch/landing/powersearching.html
>

*blink*

Dave Howe
03-Jul-2012, 17:06
On 03/07/2012 16:34, JayZie wrote:
> On 7/3/2012 11:15 AM, Susan wrote:
>> Free classes on power googling, from Google themselves:
>>
>> http://www.google.com/insidesearch/landing/powersearching.html
>>
>
> *blink*
>
<blink><marquee> :)

kgroneman
06-Jul-2012, 16:48
Six 50-minute classes?!? To learn how to search?!? Sheesh!

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Kim - 7/6/2012 9:47:10 AM

Susan
08-Jul-2012, 21:42
Kim:

To learn ADVANCED search techniques. This is an ADVANCED class. I
listened to a "Google Search for Genealogy" webinar one afternoon and
picked up quite a few tips from that, and my Google Fu is already
pretty darn good, so figure this one ought to bring a few more good
tips.

This reminds me of when I was trying to get you to watch the Google
Wave video. So nevermind. <G>

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kgroneman
11-Jul-2012, 20:43
Hey Susan,

>This reminds me of when I was trying to get you to watch the Google
>Wave video. So nevermind

Hey..I'm doing it! who vs the who vs a who. black and white vs white
and black.....

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Susan
11-Jul-2012, 21:42
LOL! I've already learned at least one new thing, so as far as I'm
concerned, it's working the way I want it to work.

If you've done the activities after the videos, one of the questions
they show as false is actually true. The one where it asks if words in
close proximity of one another may result in better rankings. If you
answered true, it was considered wrong, but it's true. They're
correcting the error in their own test. : )

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kgroneman
11-Jul-2012, 21:50
Hey Susan,

>one of the questions
>they show as false is actually true. The one where it asks if words in
>close proximity of one another may result in better rankings. If you
>answered true, it was considered wrong, but it's true

Yea...I got 4 of 5 (or was it 5 of 6) and I checked it twice and three
times and couldn't figure it out. I then went through from the top and
changed the answer to each question until it hit that one which made it
"correct". The guy in the video had just said it did!

A couple of things I really didn't know: The usual "stop words" (a,
the, an, etc) really do make a difference. Also the order of the words
makes a big difference.

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kgroneman
11-Jul-2012, 21:52
but....anyone that doesn't know ctrl-F by now is living a really
sheltered life. :-) So far, I wouldn't put the stuff in lesson one as
"Advanced" but pretty basic stuff, even though I wasn't aware of a
couple of things.

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Kim - 7/11/2012 2:50:55 PM

Susan
11-Jul-2012, 22:38
Kim:

I wouldn't consider it advanced, either, but it I suspect they want to
make sure that they cover everything they consider more advanced than
average. While Ctrl+F is common to you and me and others in the
industry, it's not so common to lots of others. Just check the forums
they've got to see how many people didn't find the earthquake results
right off the bat.

I know many people who've used computers for years who would never
think to use it on a page full of data. Unfortunately, they seem to be
able to remember only a handful of things, none of which is any
shortcut keystroke. It always drives me crazy to see someone working
with the keyboard, and then move their hand from the keyboard to the
mouse to highlight text to copy and paste it. But they do it allllll
the time.

I used the same method as you to find out which one they thought was
wrong that I thought was right, and then found something in the forums
where they acknowledged "a small bug" in their system. That made me
laugh.

I didn't know about the + searching Google+, or all of the special
characters that aren't considered in searches. I also didn't know they
had 200 internal criteria searches that were done on the initial
results of a search done by someone, that lead to the ranking of the
results. That's much more than I thought. I knew about the most common
ones, like keywords, synonyms, page rank, the usual SEO stuff, but 200
is quite a lot. I'd love to know what the rest of them are, but I'm
guessing after the first five or so, the rest are proprietary. <G>

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