But, have you ever looked at the Google URL when conducting a search? If not you should!
Every query we ask Google to run is represented with a URL that points to a results page, these URL’s are not static, but dynamic links which are continually updated and therefore provide real time results. So if I run a search for a Java developer with Struts and Hibernate experience based in
today, Google will provide a URL which is two things: Bristol
- Active connection to a list of results
- A compact shorthand version of a Google query
Once we understand the Syntax behind a Google URL it is easy for us to realise the subject matter of the search query as well as enabling us to easily modify the search query.
Google URL’s are a great way to keep lengthy Boolean search strings concise and also allow quick modification of the URL and resulting Google queries.
My next post will give a thorough break down of a Google URL and explain the Syntax used.