The Many Faces of Google

Contents | Query Input | Understanding Results | Special Tools | Links
How Google Works - The Results Page - Spelling Corrections - Definitions - Cached Pages - Similar Pages - News - Product Search - File Type - Translation - Preferences - Advertising - Evaulating Results

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Part II: Understanding Search Results

Google strives to make it easy to find whatever you're seeking, whether it's a web page, a news article, a definition, something to buy, or text in a book. By understanding what appears on a results page, you'll be better able to determine if a page includes the information you're seeking or links to it.

After you enter a query, Google returns a results list ordered by what it considers the items' relevance to your query, listing the best match first. Sponsored links sometimes appear above and/or to the right of the search results.

In this course segment, you'll learn:

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