Friday, January 18, 2013
I don’t know about you, but if I am not careful, I can lose large chunks of time searching online. I’ll type a quick something into the slot, 276,344 responses will pop up and I’ll be off. It’s not the most effective way to search, especially for someone easily sidetracked and susceptible to the parade of ads popping out all over the screen. The good news is, there is help for folks like me.
Google offers courses online to help searchers get the information they need quickly and efficiently. Daniel M. Russell, a Senior Research Specialist at Google, hosts a YouTube series on Power Searching that demonstrates how use the most efficient search terms, narrow a search and ensure credibility.
If you’re ready to take your search skills to the next level, Mr. Russell will be starting an Advanced Power Searching Course online on January 23, 2013. The class features 12 practice challenges, a couple of assignments and a certificate for those who complete the course.