Over the last few years Google has become a pretty magical technological wonder. Here are few tricks to save you from a lot useless effort to dig information.
1. Unimportant search words
Remove unimportant search words from your query.
Example, if you are interested to find about action movies, but you aren’t looking to buy them, you can write the following:
2. Finding similar websites
Find similar websites with the one site you like the most, type in “related:” and then the address of the site, again without a space between them.
3. Searching for URL or Title
Find the key words and name of an article, type “intitle:“ before the search term, without any spaces between them. In order to find the words from a URL, use ”inurl:”.
4. Either this or that
If we’re not sure that we’ve correctly remembered the information to start our search. Simply put ”or.” between variations. It’s easy enough to choose the result that makes the most sense.
5. Searching within websites
Type the address of the site, then a keyword or entire phrase from the article and it will magically appear in search results.
6. The magical asterisk
When you have hard time recalling that one key word, phrase, or number we need in order to find what we’re looking for, you can turn to the powerful “*” symbol. Use this in the place of the word/phrase you can’t remember, and you should be able to find the results you’re looking for.
7.Using a time frame
Get the information of events that occurred during a certain period of time. Simply, add a time frame to your search query with the help of three dots between the dates.
For example, if we want to find out about innovations during the 2014 to 2016, we can write:
8. Whole phrases
Put the search term within quotation marks and Google will find website with exact matching keywords or phrases for you.
9. Missing lots of words
10. Searching using synonyms
If you need to find websites on a given subject rather than those that include a specific phrase, add the “~” symbol to your search.
For example, if you search for the term “most expensive ~vehicle” you’ll get results about the most expensive cars of all sorts sedan, SUV, etc. as well as auctions and other details too.