woow, i have just completed my first class on power searching with Google
that started on the 10th of July 2012. in one of my previous post i shared with you on how to apply which many of us registered.well, if you are among those that registered, count yourself lucky because the course is really an eye opener.i really learn a lot of cool search engine techniques to find what i am looking for on Google search ranging from image search
, how Google search works
, finding text on web pages
, word order matters
etc.so if you miss the registration, you don't really have to worry because i will share with you the class 1 activities on power searching with Google
matt cutt really made a simple illustration on how Google works and how you can use it effectively.the course also has two version, a video tutorial, and a text version.here are the list of activities taking from the courses.
power search Google course(class 1 activities)
==> Lesson 1 Introduction:
Daniel Russell Senior Research Scientist Google Inc, explained what the course is all about and how it intend to solve peoples problem towards finding what they are looking for on Google search.
==> Lesson 1.2: Filtering image result by color:
i believe so many of us searches the web using images, but do you know you can narrow your search to a particular set of images to make your search more effective by using the color tools at the left corner of the page and also using similar link to get more of the exact image you are finding.
for example, you are looking for a word [CAT FISH], but you don't know exactly the type, you can use color tools at the left side of the screen to get more specific as to whether the fish has white, black, blue, gray etc skin and then click similar at the button of the image you are eventually looking for to give you more of such result.this is just a tips of the ice burg.
==> Lesson 1.3: How Search Works
This lesson featured a video by Matt Cutts, an engineer at Google. It demonstrated how spiders work: how they crawl the web, collect information, and pull it all together to provide an index Google uses every time you do a search.
==> Lesson 1.4: The art of keyword choice
this lesson is trying to let us know that Google search works with what you type as keywords which it uses to query web pages in order to give you exactly what you are looking for.
Sometimes you have to try a couple of different queries to focus in on the information you want, trying different combinations of keywords. Keywords are the most important words in your idea or question they tell the search engine what you are seeking. They can also be called search terms e.g [what is a product].
==> Lesson 1.5: Word order matters
this lesson is trying to let us know that the words will search can have relationship, but gives different result.for example, who, a who, the who etc.they are all different search terms that has similarities but will give different search queries.
==> Lesson 1.6: Finding text on a web page
this lesson is talking about using the control [Ctr F] to search for words on a web pages.instead of scrolling down looking for one word, you can easily search for that word by using the Ctr F key on your keyboard to make justice to the search.for instance, instead scrolling down, searching for the UGANDA in a list of country on a web page, you can easily use the Ctr F to search for it within a seconds.
you can download most of the videos from the courses on youtube
Lesson 1 Introduction:
Lesson 1.2: Filtering image result by color
Lesson 1.3: How Search Works
Lesson 1.4: The art of keyword choice
Lesson 1.5: Word order matters
Lesson 1.6: Finding text on a web page
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you can get those video and see for yourself the hidden feature of Google search engine.well, if you took part in the first lesson, you can share your experience with others using the comment form below.that's all.ENJOY.
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Luv ur site.u are really doing a great work.keep it upReplyDelete
This is a great course from google.i really had a great time watching those videosReplyDelete
I am really missing big time.there was no light in my area 4 up to two days na.hope it wont disqualified me.ReplyDelete
@philomina, you will be disqualified only if u don't take part in their assessment.mid week assessment start 12th of july.hope you won't miss itDelete
I will miss d certificate.guess d knwlege will stick there.we make do wit the vid.thanks 4 share.ReplyDelete
@anonymous3, you can make do with the knowlege acquired from the lessons.Delete