Google News can be personlized to focus on just the type of news you want. Business can be a focus.
Google Search Tips for Business Students
Besides many of the features of Google in the right or left columns in this section that can be geared towards finding business information you can utilize many searching techniques to maximize your business research in Google.
Follow some of the simple techniques below to create better searches within Google.
Some Important Google Search Tips for Business Researchers
1. Search Stocks:
GM for General Motors will allow you to search for information on that company and stock.
2. Search for specific file types:
filetype:ppt and branding. Note that there is no space after the colon. This will return Power Point Presentations that have branding as a topic.
Other filetypes include pdf or .doc. These two might be good for locating articles on topics.
3. Search through a particular web site for a topic:
financial regulations and site:wsj.com will search through only the Wall Street Journal web site for the terms financial regulations and return those pages. If you put " " around financial regulations then only the pages with that exact phrase will be returned.
4. Search for words in a url:
allinurl:business will search for web sites that have the phrase business in them.
5. Search a domain type:
site:org and business will allow you to search for web sites that are listed as an organization and may have a business focus.
6. Search demographic terms like unemployment rate or population or education level...:
unemployment rate michigan will allow you to locate that specific information faster than searching any official site that tracks that data. You can also search for cities and countries.
7. Define words or phrases:
Define: short term debt
Google can also be used as a great calculator or conversion tool:
8. Calculate anything:
“100*3.14-cos(83)=” Many more calculations can be done as well.
9. Convert the US dollar to any currency from around the world and convert any foreign currency to US dollars:
1 US dollar = 53.33 Indian ruppee.
10. Convert distances, weights and measures:
3.5 miles to km
More Google search tips can be found at Google Support.
Google Apps for Business
Try a varierty of Google Apps for Business like Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Slides, Sheets, and Drive. All of these Apps are free and cloud based. Watch this tutorial for more information.
If you like this video you can locate more videos from Google Enterprise, which is a YouTube channel for all videos about and related to Google Enterprise, Google's suite of products for businesses and non-profit organizations.