For example, if I search in Google Video for the phrase h1n1 cdc, I get 3,990 results. That's too many for me to want to comb through.
Searching YouTube with the same phrase, I get 2,890 results. Still too many to sift through.
GOOGLE QUICK TIP #24
Here's how to get around the results overload when you're looking for a video on a certain topic.
In a regular Google search, you can type in some specific commands to look for different video formats.
Here's what the search phrase pictured above is looking for:
whatever follows behind the colon has to be in the URL of the webpage; this is indicated by the + sign
wmv OR avi OR mpg
these are examples of movie filetypes; connecting them with OR will look for any of these filetypes that must occur in the URL of the webpage
this will look for our search exclusively in just the CDC's website
this will look for the topic of h1n1 anywhere on the webpage
When I run this search in Google, I get 101 results. A very manageable set to browse through to find some good videos on the topic.