Project Development: Power Searching with Google, Class 1

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Power Searching with Google, Class 1

Lesson 1,
Lesson 2, Filter image by color.
    fill the keywords in search box, then you could choose color on the left bottom, which is usually the color of background of images.
    Also, you could put your cursor on the image, the image will pop up, then you could click similar to find all the images with the similar idea or context.

Activity:
     search table or data statistic related images, choose color white as the filter

Lesson 3, How Google Works.

Activity:
The next several questions explore what elements impact the order in which Google returns your results. Mark whether each statement is true or false, according to Matt Cutts:
  1. Pages that have the words you type in, or synonyms for those words, are listed higher.
     True  False
  2. Pages with font size the same as you type into Google get listed first.
     True  False
  3. Pages where the words you typed in appear in the title or web address get listed higher.
     True  False
  4. Webmasters can get higher ranking in the results by paying Google money.
     True  False
  5. "If the words you type in appear near each other on a page, it may get listed higher in your results.
     True  False
  6. Pages which are linked to by lots of other pages--especially other high quality pages--are listed higher.
     True  False 


Lesson 4, The art of keywords choices.

Lesson 5, The words order matter.
Search Tips:
  • In the last video you learned to identify the factors that have an effect on search queries.
  • Word order matters.
  • Small words (a, the) sometimes matter, like when they distinguish between two similar entities.
  • Punctuation that matters: $, #, and + (when used as C++, Google+)
  • Punctuation that Google ignores: ¶, £, €, ©, ®, ÷, §, %, (), @, ?, !

Lesson 6
Finding text on a web page
Command-F or Ctrl-F.