Google ranks pages according to how many other pages link to that page, the popularity of those linking pages, the quality of the linking sites, and the number of times keywords appear on a page.
What are sponsored links?
These are ads paid for by businesses; they are not search results from Google's databases. Companies pay Google each time someone clicks on their ads.
Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. Google artists have produced over 1,000 doodles.
Click on a doodle name below to see it at the Google website.
Whether you agree with the opinion that Google is "the best" search engine available, the fact is that Google is widely used by most students, staff and faculty here at Bethel College.
This guide is meant to introduce you to some of Google's special features and services that can help make your research more effective.
Some basic search tips:
Search website titles:
Search specific sites or domains:
Search for specific document types:
Find a definition:
Advanced search option:
Google has this fascination with numbers. Numbers of all sorts.
It’s simple. Type the sum you want to calculate in the search box and press enter.
If the calculation has a number of different steps, work through them one at a time.
Type the quantity you want to convert and then the measurement you want to convert it to, for example:
32 miles in kilometres
Try it out:
For more information:http://www.googleguide.com/help/calculator.html
Again, just type in the amount and the currency you want to convert and the currency you want to convert to. If you’re not sure of the currency used in a particular country, use the terms ‘currency’ or ‘money’ instead. For example:
Answer these questions:
You can look up US street addresses and phone numbers via the search box. You'll see publicly listed phone numbers and addresses at the top of results pages for searches that contain specific kinds of keywords.
Type any of the following combinations into the Google search box:
Parcel tracking IDs, patents and other specialized numbers can be entered into Google's search box for quick access to information about them. For example, typing a FedEx tracking number will return the latest information on your package. Other special search by number types include:
Give it a try:
Google Translate supports 51 languages and 2,550 language pairs (Spanish to English, Spanish to French, etc.) - including all 23 official EU languages. While the company admitted that the translation quality of these newest languages is still a little rough, Google has said this will improve over time.
You can submit a phrase, paragraph or a webpage to have a translation done.