|Contents | Query Input | Understanding Results | Special Tools | Links
Entering Queries - Selecting Search Terms - Interpreting Queries - Crafting Queries - Google's Advanced Search Form - More on Sharpening Queries - Using Search Operators (Advanced)
|Entering A Query|
You can visit Google's home page by entering any one of the following web addresses into your browser:
A query or search term is a set of words that you hope you will find in the search results listings. To enter a query, type in descriptive words into Google's search box. You can use either the search box on Google's home page (shown above) or the search box that always appears at the top of a Google results page (shown in the next screen shot), then press the ENTER key or click on the "Google Search" button to view your search results, which include links to pages that match your query along with relevant other information. Type "Amici Milano" (without the quotes) in the search box above and click on the Google Search button.
The results page is full of information and links most of which relate to your query which we will explore later in the course. The results Google considers to be most relevant to your query are shown first. To view a page listed in your search results, click on the page title, the first line in each result.
Your results for the search may be different from what you see here since Google is constantly searching the Web for new pages and adjusting its resulting search rules.
Use the I'm Feeling Lucky button on Google's home page to go directly to the first result for your query. Instead of showing you a list of pages, Google sends you immediately to the result that may be most relevant to your query. Try it with the "Amici Milano" search. Do you see the difference in the result?