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More Effective Google Search

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With the world wide web growing at an exponential rate, using search engines efficiently is more important than ever before. While many search engines are available for use, Google is the most popular of them all, attracting an estimated 1,100,000,000 unique visitors each month. However, like all search engines, it can, at times, provide too many or too few results. To use Google search more efficiently and effectively, try out these handy tips and tricks.

1. Perfect your search query using multiple keywords

When you type keywords into Google search, use as many as you can. The more you use, the better able Google will be to find you your perfect match. For example, if you are looking for a used car, do not type in “used car”. Instead, try “used Mercedes Benz E-Class Estate” or “used Ford Focus”.

2. Expand your horizons by searching for similar keywords

Magnifying_Glass_PhotoIf you are struggling to find the right words to describe the item you are looking for, search not only for a single keyword, but for words that are similar to that keyword with the help of the ~ operator. Include the ~ character before the word in question and Google will …

Google Hummingbird: The Low Down

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Google Hummingbird, the biggest change to Google since 2001, has been recently announced.

The tech giant’s 15th birthday coincided with its new Hummingbird search algorithm being launched. This is the biggest radical change in over a decade regarding Google’s search engine, and some 90% of searches will be affected.

Following many changes in recent months, including mobile search results having a new look and Penguin 2.1,Google Hummingbird has its focus specifically on the user, particularly identifying exactly what the user is searching for and giving them the best possible answer.

Part of the improvements will see search enquiries of greater length. The enquiry will be examined thoroughly, so that the exact meaning of the user’s request is better understood.

Read more about the Google Hummingbird update here.…