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Google search engine: Tips for an effective google search
What is google?
"Google" is a play on the word "googol" which is the mathematical term for 1 followed by 100 zeros and "...reflects the company's mission to organize the immense, seemingly infinite amount of information available on the web."
Founders of google:
Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Why google is used by many of us?
- The interface is clear and simple.
- Pages load instantly.
- Placement in search results is never sold to anyone.
- Advertising on the site must offer relevant content and not be a distraction.
- No pop-up ads allowed.
- Size and scope: Now indexing over 20 billion web pages (conservative estimate).
- Relevance of Results: PageRank
- Diversity of Search: Image, News, Book Search, Scholar, Blog Search, Finance, Froogle, Video . . . and much, much more.
•Other Tools: Google Maps, Picasa, Blogger, Gmail, Calendar, Docs & Spreadsheets . . .
Tips for effective googling :
How does Google interpret basic search?
Google places "AND" operator between all search terms entered in basic search box.
Automatically searches for some plural/singular and grammatical variants.
You enter: news reader
Google searches: news AND reader OR readers
Does not search as exact phrase unless quotes present!
Special Google functions:
Google News: news.google.com
Google Images: images.google.com
Google Blog Search: blogsearch.google.com
Google Finance: finance.google.com
Google Scholar: scholar.google.com
Google Book Search: books.google.com
All about google scholar :
Covers: law, medicine, social sciences, arts, humanities, business, & finance.
Included items: peer-reviewed papers, theses, book excerpts, abstracts & full-text articles
Sources for items: academic publisher web pages, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities, & other scholarly organizations.
Other exciting searches :
Effective localized search solution
Find theatres running your desired movies in your city.
search public source code
Other interesting stuff on google :
Google App Engine
Google Trends and so on...