If you use google right, google is the most powerful tool in the world.
But the truth is most people don’t use google to its potential, having to sift through links to information not relevant to your search.
Here are googling tips that you may not know.
• Quotation markets
Put quotes around search terms to let you search exactly for that word.
All results will have your terms in them.
Example: “John Doe”
Gives us all James clear search results without just “James” or just “clear”
If you want to exclude a term from your search, include a hyphen before that word.
You just want dolphins the animal, not the dolphins, the professional football team.
Use tilde when you want synonyms to appear in the result.
Example: music ~classes
Here you only get music classes, lessons, coaching, etc.
Use this to search within a specific website only
Example: john Seth site: facebook.com
This search for john Seth mentions on the facebook.com website.
• Vertical bar |
Same purpose as OR.
Facebook or Instagram
• Two periods ..
Use two periods to search within 2 number ranges.
Example: movies 1980..2000
Find news related to a particular location.
Example: Tourist Site location: Kenya
Filter by a certain file type related to your search.
Example: bitcoin filetype: pdf
This filters out all the clickbait news bitcoin news articles you don’t want to read.
Information is power, be better at using Google as a search engine, spending less time, and getting search results as closer to your needs as possible.