Tips on Better Google Searches…01.15.09

15 01 2009

Here are some helfpul Google search comments from The Swiss Army Librarian entitled “Building Better Google Searches“:

 

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“…Chris sent me a link that lists special strategies and syntax for searching Google more efficiently.

…a few that will be extremely helpful:

  • +[stop word] – having the plus sign before a “stop word” (such as +not) forces the search to include that word, instead of ignoring it
  • inurl: and intitle: – similar to site:, but this limits the search to words just in the web address or title field. Very useful for increasing relevancy on obscure information
  • related: - lists websites that are ‘related’ to the domain you search for (ie,related:swissarmylibrarian.net)…

The page also gives some great examples of how these can be combined…

…There are also other lists, too, but this one was very helpful.”

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