Mastering Google Search: Save Time & Search Like A Pro
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Mastering Google Search: Save Time & Search Like A Pro

Write Effective Search Queries & Use Google's Advanced Operators to Find Results Fast
5.0 (4 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
15 students enrolled
Created by Amy Peniston
Last updated 6/2017
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $100 Discount: 90% off
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Write effective search queries that fully leverage Google's powerful search algorithm
  • Filter search results by content type, time, language and a number of other valuable criteria
  • Navigate through the key components of a Google search results page
  • Utilize new Google features including Reverse Image Search and Voice Search
  • Add mastery of Google's Advanced Operators to your CV/Resume
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Requirements
  • Nothing, apart from basic knowledge of how to use a web browser (Windows, Mac or Linux)
Description

If you are frustrated by the time it takes you to find information online, this course was made for you. We will discuss over 90 different practical examples to illustrate time-saving techniques and Google's powerful built-in search tools.

Becoming a Pro Google Searcher means you'll:

  • Save time and avoid frustration by writing effective search queries
  • Learn how to refine results and hone in on exactly what you're looking for
  • Effortlessly pinpoint desired information using Google's Advanced Operators
  • Increase your productivity in work and in life
  • Add a new skill to your professional resume

This course will cover everything you need to know to go from an absolute beginner to an advanced Google user, including:

  • Setting up your browser for efficient web searching
  • Identifying the key components of a search result
  • Being able to distinguish between paid ads and helpful Google widgets in the SERP (Search Engine Results Page)
  • Having a better understanding of Google search personalization
  • Knowing how to write and refine effective search queries
  • Filtering search results by your desired criteria
  • Enabling SafeSearch and Verbatim mode
  • Judging the relevancy and credibility of a search result by it's Page Title, URL and Description
  • Saving time using your browser's Find tool
  • Utilizing 25 of Google's Advanced Search Operators to precisely target desired webpages
  • Pinpointing downloadable files in PDF, Excel, Word and other formats relevant to your search query
  • Using the Advanced Search Page
  • Taking advantage of Google's built-in time-saving tools including Calculator, Language Translator, Unit Converter, Timer and many more
  • Finding and filtering images and performing image lookups using the Reverse Image Search tool
  • Getting results with Google Voice Search without having to type in your search query

Throughout the course you’ll be able to test your knowledge by completing short quizzes that highlight common tasks that you might encounter in the future. Everything is practical - no textbook memorization or abstract search queries!

This comprehensive course is packed with the latest tips and tricks- all fully updated for Google in 2017.

My goal is to change your perspective on searching. It should be fun, not a hassle!

Who Is This Course For?

This course is designed for beginner and intermediate Google users, but even experienced users will benefit from reviewing Google’s advanced search operators and some of the newer features including Reverse Image Search and Google Voice Search.

If you use Google, you need this course.

BONUS! Download the comprehensive 10-page cheatsheet as well as a PDF version of the lecture slides to refer to whenever needed. If you have any questions about the course content or anything related to Google Search, please post in the Q&A section of you Udemy student dashboard or send me a direct message. 

Thank you so much for your interest, I hope you’re as excited as I am. Enroll now to start mastering Google Search.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to quickly and easily find information online
  • Anyone looking to improve their Google search skills
  • Anyone who wants to save time by writing effective search queries
  • Anyone who needs to learn Google's Advanced Operators
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Curriculum For This Course
27 Lectures
01:46:43
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Introduction
4 Lectures 15:33


Web Browser & Setup
02:35

Your Google Search Settings
01:49

Introduction
3 questions
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Understanding Search Results
3 Lectures 23:03
Anatomy of a Search Result
08:11

Anatomy of a Search Result
4 questions

Anatomy of a Results Page
07:53

Anatomy of a Results Page
4 questions

BONUS: Google's Search Algorithm / How to Disable Personalized Search
06:59
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Writing Better Search Queries
2 Lectures 07:53
Google Search Under the Hood
03:50

Google Search Under the Hood
4 questions

Start Simple & Iterate / Choose Your Words Carefully
04:03

Writing Better Search Queries
5 questions
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Filtering Search Results
4 Lectures 11:20
Filter by Content Type, Time & Language
04:31

Filter by Content Type, Time & Language
8 questions

SafeSearch & Verbatim Mode
02:20

SafeSearch & Verbatim Mode
4 questions

BONUS: Is That Site Worth Your Click?
02:36

Is That Site Worth Your Click?
7 questions

BONUS: Saving Time with Find
01:53

Saving Time with Find
4 questions
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Advanced Search Techniques
7 Lectures 24:21

Broaden or Restrict a Query
4 questions

Refine Search Results
06:08

Refine Search Results
6 questions

Search Social Media
01:25

Search Social Media
3 questions

Find Alternative Results
03:19

Find Alternative Results
4 questions

Filter by Search Term Location
03:38

Filter by Search Term Location
3 questions

Get Specialized Info
03:00

Get Specialized Info
6 questions

Google’s Built-In Advanced Search Page
01:38
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Time-Saving Tools & Extras
1 Lecture 07:49
Time-Saving Tools & Extras
07:49

Time-Saving Tools & Extras
6 questions
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Google Image Search
3 Lectures 07:57
How to Do an Image Search
02:43

How to Do an Image Search
3 questions


Filtering Image Search Results
3 questions

Reverse Image Search
02:21

Reverse Image Search
3 questions
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Google Voice Search
1 Lecture 03:06
How to Do a Voice Search
03:06

How to Do a Voice Search
3 questions
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 05:41
Review of Course Topics
05:10

Final Review
20 questions

Thank You!
00:31
About the Instructor
Amy Peniston
5.0 Average rating
4 Reviews
15 Students
1 Course
​Web Designer, Writer & Content Creator

Hi, I'm Amy. I'm a self-taught freelancer and content creator living on the beautiful island of Bermuda. Power-searching on Google is an essential skill that I use every day to effectively and effortlessly find information online. My goal is to help you become a pro Google Searcher too.

After graduating with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University, I returned to Bermuda and started my own jack-of-all-trades freelance business. I have helped individuals and companies launch successful websites, written and fact-checked for an international travel guide company, designed high volume marketing campaigns and much more. At around the same time that I was getting my business off the ground, I discovered online courses and quickly fell in love. Ever since I completed my first course on Udemy, I have wanted to share my passions and skills by teaching online.

I can't wait to see you inside one of my courses!