Friday, August 5, 2011

Google search using the ~ (tilde)

In our beginning class today we discussed a few techniques to get more from a Google search, here are two of my favorites.

The ~ included in a Google search will search for similar words to the keyword.

For example:  poundstone ~genealogy

the above search will search genealogy, family, ancestry, family tree, genealogical, genealogical records, records, roots, surname, vital records. etc - all the words similar to genealogy.

- will exclude information

For example:   poundstone ~genealogy -paula

the above will exclude Paula from the search

Try these techniques on your next Google search!

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