How to Google Search

Google is one of the most powerful search engines on the planet and it connects you to any website, and then Google will answer any possible question you can think of. Google can even translate these pages (in Chrome) to your preferred language of choice!

Having all of these resources at your fingertips can sound quite useful, but there are also some things to watch out for:

  1. When you search for something on Google, on the first page of that search result will be paid for ads. Next to each search result will be Ad written in bold. Avoid these as they may not be what you are looking for. Scroll past them and look for links that don’t have Ad next to them.
  2. Not all the information you read online is truthful. A lot of information online can be commonly understood as “fake news”. Always take what you read with a pinch of salt and be sure to check multiple, reputable sources to double check your question.

If you want to Google something, all you need to do is open Chrome and type in the address bar what it is you want to search and hit enter. This will then take you to the search result page shown below.

How to Google Search
How to Google Search

You will see an infinite list of search results based on what you typed into Google. Each one will have a description of the page and a title link highlighted in blue. If the description sounds like a close match for your question, click the blue link to visit the website.

Watch the video below to learn how internet search works and how to search on Google.

Video Credit:

Learning New Skills Online (YouTube)

What is YouTube?

YouTube is a free video sharing website that makes it easy to watch online videos. You can even create and upload your own videos to share with others. Originally created in 2005, YouTube is now one of the most popular sites on the Web, with visitors watching around 6 billion hours of video every month. The reason YouTube is so great, is that you can learn pretty much anything you need online by watching videos and seeing how it is done. Again, as with anything online. make sure you check multiple sources before taking something at face value.

If you’ve ever watched a video online, there’s a good chance it was a YouTube video. For example, almost all of the video tutorials on our website are actually YouTube videos!

Try searcing on YouTube for something you want to learn!

If social media excites you, skip to our social media lesson and learn how to set up your very own YouTube channel and account.