It really helps to read the help files…
in class we were asked by a professor to read on the Google.com search basics and practice on applying those searching techniques in practice.
I decided to use my own website: www.mikhailoparin.com. This tremendous improvement on understanding of the phrase: “KNOWING how to search and KNOWING what you are searching for” is noticed. With the help of the google search basics I learned that by typing a phrase or a word and adding a [site:mikhailoparin.com] will only search my website: www.mikhailoparin.com. I got so excited when I was able to type in [education site:mikhailoparin.com] and get results on my educational background, it felt good to realize the site worked! however, with my updates I uploaded recently, certain links have changed so, I am hoping the Google crawler gets to my site eventually and updates the content.
putting quotes to a phrase will provide results that are pertinent to that SPECIFIC phrase: for example [“Mikhail Oparin”] will exclude the combination of words that include my middle initial [Mikhail T. Oparin].
attaching – sign to a word provided me with the results negating the word “education” so the search on [mikhail oparin -education] returned with the pages for my facebook and twitter but not my education page.
the asterisk sign helps to use for a number of records on the same subject.
(note to self: What is interesting, before mikhailoparin.com the search on Mikhail Oparin returned only the results that pertain to the general Mikhail Oparin in Russia. Today, the name Mikhail Oparin has changed its presence on the internet…)
[intitle:index.of ] gives a basic database of a subject for example the music band.