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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Googling For Specifics

Searching for stuffs with Google is really easy. All you do is just type in the search keyword or phase but there are more to it to fine tune your search to get specifically what you want. This is why I want to show you the power of the colon :. It might be old stuff to some people but hey there are people who don't know yet.

Say you want to search for specific file type, the syntax goes like this

filetype: extension search term
eg. filetype:doc how to blog

The above example brings out files with .doc extention relating to a topic on "how to blog"

The next syntax let you search for specific search term on a particular site you know of

site:URL search term
eg. social bookmarking

If you want definition of a word

eg. definition:blog

Being specific on the search term, just add double quotes to the search term

"search term"
eg. "How to blog"

Okay that is it. These are what I know. If you know of others please include them as comments.

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