Summary Information

  • Understanding Search Engines
  • Basic Search Techniques
    • Use Keywords: Start with the main words related to your topic.
    • Phrase Search: Use quotes ("") to search for an exact phrase.
    • Exclude Words: Use the minus (-) sign before a word to exclude it from the search results.
  • Advanced Search Techniques
    • Site-Specific Search: Use site: followed by a domain to search within a specific website.
    • Related Sites: Use related: to find sites similar to a specified site.
    • File Type Search: Use filetype: to search for specific file types, like PDF or DOC.
  • Search Operators
    • AND: Ensures both terms appear in the result.
    • OR: Ensures either of the terms appear in the result.
    • NOT: Excludes a term from the search.
  • Evaluating Search Results
    • Check the Domain: Trusted domains like .edu, .gov, or well-known organisations can be more reliable.
    • Publication Date: Recent information might be more relevant for certain topics.
    • Author Credentials: Check the author's qualifications and background.
  • Safety and Privacy
    • Use Private Browsing: This mode doesn't store your browsing history, cookies, or search queries.
    • Consider Using Privacy-focused Search Engines: Such as DuckDuckGo.
    • Avoid Clicking on Suspicious Links: Look for HTTPS and trusted domains.
  • Using Search Tools
  • Staying Updated
    • Google Alerts: Set up alerts for specific keywords to get updates.
    • RSS Feeds: Subscribe to websites to get the latest content.
  • SEO - Search Engine Optimisation

5 Ways Google Lens is like magic! – How to use Google Lens and save time and much more

00:00 – Intro
00:25 – Copying Text
– Business Card in our Hands
01:43 – Translate Text
02:18 – Google Lens Suggestion
03:09 – Similar Visuals

Let’s delve deeper into each of these search tools and functionalities:

1. Time Range:

Filter results by the date of publication.

  • Description:
    Many search engines, including Google, allow users to filter search results based on the date of publication. This is especially useful when looking for recent news, articles, or updates on a particular topic.
  • Usage:
    On Google, after entering a search query, click on “Tools” below the search bar, then select the desired time range from the “Any time” dropdown menu. Options include past hour, past 24 hours, past week, past month, and custom range.

2. Search by Image:

Use reverse image search to find the origin of an image.

  • Description:
    Reverse image search allows users to upload an image or provide an image URL to find its origin or similar images on the web.
  • Usage:
    On Google Images, click on the camera icon in the search bar, then either paste the image URL or upload an image from your device. The search will return results related to the image.

3. Location-Based Search:

Filter results based on a specific region or country.**

  • Description:
    This feature enables users to get search results that are relevant to a specific geographical location.
  • Usage:
    On Google, under “Settings” at the bottom of the search results page, you can access “Advanced Search” and specify a region for your search.

4.Google Search Console

  • Description:
    Google Search Console is a free tool provided by Google that helps website owners monitor and maintain their site’s presence in Google Search results. It provides insights into how Googlebot views your site, which search queries lead users to your site, and more.
  • Usage:
    After verifying ownership of a website, users can access various reports and tools to understand their website’s performance in Google Search.

5. Google Developer Search

  • Description:
    This is a specialised search tool for developers to find resources, documentation, and discussions related to Google developer products and platforms.
  • Usage:
    Developers can use this tool to quickly find relevant documentation, code samples, and other resources related to Google’s developer ecosystem.

6. Google Search Basics

  • Description:
    These are fundamental techniques and tips to make the most out of Google Search. It includes using quotation marks for exact phrases, using the minus sign to exclude words, and more.
  • Usage:
    For instance, searching for “apple pie” (with quotes) will return results with that exact phrase, while searching for apple -pie (without quotes and with a minus sign before “pie”) will return results related to apples but not pies.

7. Use Voice Searches & Actions

  • Description:
    Voice search allows users to speak their queries instead of typing them. This is especially useful on mobile devices or smart speakers.
  • Usage:
    On devices with Google Assistant or the Google app, users can say “Okay Google” or tap the microphone icon and then speak their query. Google will then process the spoken words and return relevant search results.

Each of these tools and functionalities enhances the search experience, making it more tailored and efficient for users.