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How to Find Anything Online: Become an Internet Research Expert. Einstein once said, “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”

How to Find Anything Online: Become an Internet Research Expert

The same could be said of intelligence. What they don’t tell you is that the “smart” people of the world are, in most cases, just better at researching and learning things than everyone else. But researching is a learned skill, not something you’re born with. And while some people might be predisposed to learn things more easily than others, it’s generally not enough to make a measurable difference. By learning how to research, you can quickly and fairly easily become knowledgeable about just about anything. It’s all there, online, for free. Start with Wikipedia Whenever you try to learn something new on the Internet, start with Wikipedia.

6 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Google. Some of the tips below are effortless to implement and save you a lot of time and energy when dealing with these issues.

6 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Google

Let’s start with the first proof of the awesomeness of Google… 1. Create unlimited disposable email addresses with Gmail If you add dots (.) between the letters of your Gmail username, sending an message to the new username will get forwarded to your original email (which is without or with only 1 dot.) For example: It doesn’t matter how many dots you’ll add between your username, all of the emails sent will go to your original email. Gmail doesn’t recognize dots as characters within usernames, you can add or remove the dots from a Gmail address without changing the actual destination address; they’ll all go to your inbox, and only yours. Google Censorship - How It Works. An anticensorware investigation by Seth Finkelstein Abstract: This report describes the system by which results in the Google search engine are suppressed.

Google Censorship - How It Works

Google Exclusion, introduction Google is arguably the world's most popular search engine. However, contrary perhaps to a naive impression, in some cases the results of a search are affected by various government-related factors. That is, search results which may otherwise be shown, are deliberately excluded. This removal of results was first documented in a report Localized Google search result exclusions by Benjamin Edelman and Jonathan Zittrain , which investigated certain web material banned in various countries. My discussion here is not meant to criticize Google's behavior in any way. How it works. The Get More Out of Google Infographic Summarizes Online Research Tricks for Students.

Top 10 Things You Didn't Know Google Maps Could Do. Infographic: Get More Out Of Google. Folders - Gmail Help. SearchReSearch. Inside Search. Official Google Blog. Less Popular Google Search Tips. There’s not a day that passes by without searching for information on Google.

Less Popular Google Search Tips

We’re pretty sure that you’re aware of some advanced Google search operators like AND, NOT, etc. but here are some lesser known tricks that you can implement when you’re searching on Google. We bet you wouldn’t know at least one of these! 1. Forget the site: operator, just use ‘at’ Some of you would have known the site: search operator. Forget the site operator and use the at keyword instead. 2. The nerds among us would frequently use the define: keyword to look up for definitions.

You needn’t necessarily use the define keyword anymore to get definitions in search results. 3. AROUND(n) is an undocumented search operator and it will be of immense use when you’re looking for pages with two terms separated by n number of words. 4. You can use the tilde (~) operator to search for pages that not only contain the word that follows it, but also its synonyms. 7 Useful Google Cheatsheets – Download for Free! I know that our readers love cheat sheets: our last year’s post listing SEO cheatsheets had a great response.

7 Useful Google Cheatsheets – Download for Free!

This week I have collected another set of useful lists that will allow you to use Google services to their full potential. Enjoy! Google Guide Quick Reference: Google Advanced Operators (Cheat Sheet) The following table lists the search operators that work with each Google search service.

Google Guide Quick Reference: Google Advanced Operators (Cheat Sheet)

Click on an operator to jump to its description — or, to read about all of the operators, simply scroll down and read all of this page. The following is an alphabetical list of the search operators. This list includes operators that are not officially supported by Google and not listed in Google’s online help. Each entry typically includes the syntax, the capabilities, and an example.

Some of the search operators won’t work as intended if you put a space between the colon (:) and the subsequent query word. Allinanchor: If you start your query with allinanchor:, Google restricts results to pages containing all query terms you specify in the anchor text on links to the page. Anchor text is the text on a page that is linked to another web page or a different place on the current page.

Google Search Operators. Inside Search – Google. 12 VERY POWERFUL Gmail Tips. Google’s Gmail is one uber-powerful tool.


It has features that simply blow away other email utilities. Gmail’s arsenal is so robust if it had a users manual it would look like a New York phone book. And getting hit with a ton of worthy features could overwhelm potential users. 6 Things I Bet You Didn’t Know You Could Do with Google.