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How To Become A Google Power User

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Searching the Internet for relevant information can be frustrating at times. More advanced researchers know tons of little tricks of the trade, getting them the desired results fast. But for the rest of the population, it isn’t always easy to nail down information they are looking for.

If you find yourself amongst the second group, you might like the following tips and hints on how to find information fast. These can be considered Google tips for beginners. The next time you do a Google search, try it with some of these weapons.







This will allow you to see the most relevant results without having to spend hours sieving through Google’s links.







You will see a hyperlink called cache. Click on it and you will see what Google does to cache websites. It’s like taking a snapshot, which allows us to go back in time and look at sites in the past.

To do a cache search, enter this term into the search box: for any website URL).



This will return all sorts of information such as cached pages, similar websites, websites that link to.. and sites that contain the term.





Google has also released a personalized search option that is supposed to analyze the searches you perform to provide you with more accurate results over time. To do this go to and sign up for web history.

Written on 12/01/2008 by Monika Mundell. Monika Mundell is a passionate freelance writer and pro-blogger. Her blog Freelance Writing helps new freelance writers to get started in this exciting industry. If you like to work with Monika, feel free to visit her Portfolio site. Photo Credit: Google
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