by Sean Devlin, Front Rush
Most answers are a Google search a way. Sounds obvious and ridiculous, but it’s true. Well, it’s true to the extent that you are proficient in Google searching. Just like having the fundamentals in your respective sport, we feel like it is important to know the fundamentals when doing a Google search. The fundamentals will help you get better results quicker. Here are a couple of tricks and tips…
Exact Phrase Search
Search using the quote (“”) marks. This allows you to search by exact phrases so that you only will be returned results that match this exactly. For example, searching by “Dan Tudor” will return better results than searching for Dan Tudor. This is because it will look for the exact phrase Dan Tudor as opposed to Dan and Tudor.
Do the math right in google. If you don’t have a calculator on hand, you can type directly in Google things like 87 + 10 – 2 + 4 and you will get back 99. You can do 10 * 2 and get back 20. It supports all kinds of calculations.
Just type the word weather and then your zip code. For example: weather 08530 and you will get the weather report back immediately without searching on a weather site.
Time Zone Information
Type in the text current time: and include the state or zip code and you will figure out the whole time zone thing. Like current time Indiana.
Image or Picture Search
Type the word image before your search term to get back pictures. For example: image princeton logo will get you back initial results with the Princeton University logo.
These are a few ways to make your Google search much more efficient and resourceful for college coaches. And, they can save you time along the way.
Front Rush should be one of the tech tools you and your fellow coaches go into this upcoming recruiting season with. There’s a reason they have become the #1 choice for recruiting management software among college coaches: They’ve created a system that’s the best in the business, with personalized support to match. If you aren’t a Front Rush user, consider becoming one soon!