Some people are Googling rockstars. No matter what you want to find out, they can pull it up in a search result. Even though Google wants to make searching easy, there are tips and tricks to becoming an absolute pro at search.
The company has a program called “Power Searching”, which is a series of online tutorials and classes to teach you how to be the best searcher ever. The last time this program was run was a few months ago, and it was apparently a success because Google is starting it up again.
Here’s what the search giant had to say about it today:
If you missed Power Searching with Google a few months ago or were unable to complete the course the first time around, now’s your chance to sign up again for our free online course that aims to empower our users with the tools and knowledge to find what they’re looking for more quickly and easily.
The community-based course features six 50-minute classes along with interactive activities and the opportunity to hear from search experts and Googlers about how search works. Beginning September 24, you can take the classes over a two-week period, share what you learn with other students in a community forum, and complete the course assessments to earn a certificate of completion.
You too can be that person everyone bothers with questions. Register today and kick some search-ass.
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Google provides search and advertising services, which together aim to organize and monetize the world’s information. In addition to its dominant search engine, it offers a plethora of online tools and platforms including: Gmail, Maps, YouTube, and Google+, the company’s extension into the social space. Most of its Web-based products are free, funded by Google’s highly integrated online advertising platforms AdWords and AdSense. Google promotes the idea that advertising should be highly targeted and relevant to users thus providing...