Googling Brazil

I’d like to share a few Google tips for “googling” stuff on Google (for the inside joke, go here) in reference to Brazil. First, I’d like to tell you how to search only Brazilian sites. For that, just conclude your search term with “site:br” (ex. escolas de inglês site:br) and you will only be shown English schools on Brazilian sites. Keep in mind, just by adding this tag, it doesn’t mean all the results will come back in Portuguese, it just means they will be hosted on Brazillian domains. If you want to search only for things in Portuguese, go to ‘Preferences‘ and there, you will be able to select ‘Prefer pages written in these languages’ (under which you’ll be able to select Portuguese).

Here are two other helpful tips for searching on Google (and almost anywhere else, for that matter). If you want a specific term to show up in your results and your search involves multiple words, you just need to place them entre aspas (in quotes). Ex. “Portuguese classes in Miami”. The second tip is for when you find a term in the results that you want to exclude from the search results such as in the last example, let’s say you want to exclude results that specify South Beach, you would then enter the same thing as in the last example, plus “-south beach”. Ex. “Portuguese classes in Miami” -south beach (for which you will find zero results, because there are no Portuguese classes offered in South Beach, according to Google).

Happy searching!

2 thoughts on “Googling Brazil

  1. Caro Adam,
    Adoraria que o google relacionasse nossa comunidade HIDKP do orkut em qualquer tipo de busca mas isso parece ser dificil de acontecer, o que é uma pena já que esse assunto é muito pertinente para todos que desejem aprender Português, como vc bem sabe. Se puder nos ajude, please! Abraços

    • Hum, eu procurei a comunidade no google e achei uns 5 links, inclusive os links das postagens que fiz no meu site. Tem que colocar o nome entre aspas. Também tenho o site na minha página de links faz muito tempo. abs

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