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Fine-Tune Your Google Searches To Find Exactly What You Need: The 10 Search Modifiers You Must Know By Heart

Fine-Tune Your Google Searches To Find Exactly What You Need: The 10 Search Modifiers You Must Know By Heart | Tips, Tricks and Technology How To's | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
Elsie Whitelock's insight:

Some google search modifiers to help focus your search

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Robin Good's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:42 AM



Even though Google has become very good at understanding and providing relevant results for many popular queries, many search users are getting lazy and taking those results as currency. 


John Ball writes on Search Engine Land: "People don’t think, analyze, or really even understand how search works anymore. They just assume it will work and they’ll get the results they need. 


This is a very real trend, and likely to continue."


And he goes on: "For example, consider Google Now — no searching required, just results you’re likely to need and can further refine. Also, consider Google Glass. Glass doesn’t even support advanced searching — it’s all short, to-the-point answers, likely based on the Knowledge Graph, which is rapidly expanding."


If you are a journalist, researcher or content curator, you are likely uninterested in such auto-selected results and prefer to dig, explore more and vet before drawing a conclusion.


To go beyond the surface of Google forcedly limited search spectrum, it is of great help to be able to use Google search modifiers. These are manual commands that you can insert in your search queries and that allow you to ask to Google to bring you the results you want in the way you want it.


If you are not familiar with these or have not been using them in a while, I do suggest to scan through them again as they can be real life-savers in many a situation. 


Very useful for any good journalist, researcher or curator.


Useful. Good examples. 8/10


Full article: http://searchengineland.com/top-10-search-modifiers-why-they-matter-what-they-are-how-to-use-them-173343 





Maureen Greenbaum's comment, November 5, 2013 7:55 AM
I left this comment I think you are wrong about AND - that is Google's default<br>see https://support.google.com/web...<br>You need OR if you want either term but Google does AND automatically otherwise<br>@sumware
Andrew Lambert's curator insight, August 12, 2014 9:13 AM

Great shortcuts

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How To Setup Your Curation Channel on Scoop.it: A Mini-Guide by Shirley Williams

How To Setup Your Curation Channel on Scoop.it: A Mini-Guide by Shirley Williams | Tips, Tricks and Technology How To's | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are just about to start testing how effective a content curation tool like Scoop.it can be for building your own reputation and visibility in a specific interest area, this 10-step guide by Shirley Williams does provide some important information on how to start with the proper foot.

 

The guide is illustrated with many screenshots and it pinpoints the key items you need to be paying attention to when starting to curate a dedicated channel.

 

Informative. Useful for novices. 7/10

 

Full mini-guide: http://socialmediapearls.com/10-steps-to-curate-your-social-media-content-with-scoop-it-for-increased-value


Via Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams), Robin Good
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Ken Morrison's comment, May 21, 2012 3:32 AM
Hi students (and visitors). If you are having trouble with your profile photo changing every time that you post a new scoop, you can fix it by following these directions that a representative from Scoop.it sent me:
Indeed there's a setting to avoid that. Tell your students that on their Curate page, click on Manage>Customizations>untick "Last Post Image" box and click on Save.
Ken Morrison's comment, September 29, 2012 9:34 PM
Thank you for the rescoop. It looks like you have a great site. If I spoke Spanish, I would follow it.
Robin Good's comment, September 30, 2012 2:41 AM
Hi Ken, no need to speak Spanish to follow me or read my stuff.
Just check:
http://www.masternewmedia.org

;-)