Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Efficient Google searches

Even I have written already about Google search...... this could also be
useful for google users

For millions of people, Google is an indispensable search tool that they use
every day.From work or school, research, to looking up movies and celebrities to
news and gossip, Google is the go-to search engine.

But instead of just typing in a phrase and wading through page after page
of results, there are a number of ways to make your searches more
efficient.

some of the best ways to get exactly what you're looking for, and
quickly.

Either/or. Google normally searches for pages that contain all the
words you type in the search box, but if you want pages that have one term or
another (or both), use the OR operator -- or use the "|" symbol (pipe symbol) to
save you a keystroke. [karthikeyan| mect| mectianz]

Quotes. If you want to search for an exact phrase, use quotes.
["Albert Einstein"] will only find that exact phrase. [India "karthikeyanmect"]
will find pages that contain the word dumb and the exact phrase "karthikeyanmect".

Not. If you don't want a term or phrase, use the "-" symbol.
[mectianz-karthi] will return pages that contain "mectianz" but that don't
contain "karthi".

Similar terms. Use the "~" symbol to return similar terms.
[~db2 database architecture -db2 ] will get you pages that contain "oracle
database architecture " and "mssql database architecture " but not "db2 database
architecture"

Site-specific. Use the "site:" operator to search only within a
certain website. [site:karthikeyanmect.googlepages.com thiruvasagam] will search
for the term "thiruvasagam" only within this site.

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