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Monday, February 6, 2012

Save money with 20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches

Saving time=saving money, soooo

Many of these tips I have known for years and cannot convince others they are really true. Time is money, you say? Yes, and I say less time spent is more efficient and less nerve-wracking.

#2 is easily my favorite. I showed this to a class of seventh graders who initially did not believe me. Their laptops could be seen on a screen at the front of the room. So, I had a cooperative girl to whom I had already proven this project her laptop onto the screen. We used a familiar term, maybe something like Christopher Columbus, but maybe not that. Whatever the phrase was, she got 8 million hits without quotes--Christopher Columbus. With quotes like this--"Christopher Columbus," she got only 975K hits, quite a difference. The difference is google searched and found everything to do with Columbus, MO and every person with the name of Christopher, plus other streets and trivia when searching without quotes.

By the way, our schools provide the laptops, teachers, laptop backpacks for the students who turn them in at the end of the school year and get them back when school starts (grades 6-12). Yes, the Dells get stepped on, sat on, stolen, lost, and broken. The whole school was wired for wifi, so any student can use their laptop on school grounds. Many students say they are getting the internet for Christmas.

I won't describe the advantages of the other ones I know and use. Try this site and free up some of your time. Make yourself more efficient. Show it to your children, spouse, others.

Your turn
Do you use these shortcuts for efficient searches? Do you think these will benefit you or your family.

4 comments:

  1. Yeah, removing 7million hits is big. Thanks for the tip!
    m.

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  2. i got a blog award. and nominated you in return. check out my blog for the details, hon.

    your friend,
    kymber

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  3. Mark,
    Glad to be of help.

    kymber,
    thanks. I am so confused about what happened to my blog that I may not be able to figure out how to put it up.

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