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It is a simple question but I have realized that maybe my usage of search engines (mainly Google) is rather naive.

I am aware of using quotes ("") to search for exact occurrence of multiple words, and the asterix (*) as a placeholder for any word. I am also aware of "filetype:" and "Define:"


Could somebody here please recommend any nice online tutorials/books/videos (preferably videos) for mastering Google search? Or perhaps if you could list some nice tips & tricks you've learnt along the way - even if it just involves suggestions for best practice.

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closed as off-topic by slhck Dec 29 '13 at 22:05

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Google isn't computer software, which makes this question off topic. Asking for learning material is also not encouraged on any Stack Exchange site, sorry. – slhck Dec 29 '13 at 22:05
Google search is computer software isn't it...? – hello_there_andy Dec 30 '13 at 14:33
No – we define computer software as something running locally on your machine. Google Search is a web app. Questions about web app are better suited for Web Applications, however your question is not on topic for Web Apps either, as it's opinion-based and only asking for learning material. – slhck Dec 30 '13 at 15:11
Oh I'm sorry, cheers. – hello_there_andy Dec 30 '13 at 16:01

My top two Google searches for this topic resulted in:

  1. Google Guide

  2. Google Search Education

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