“If you don’t know, Google it”, isn’t this a common phrase you would have heard hundreds of times. But doing Google search and getting the exact results that you are looking for is altogether a different story. In this article we will unfold many such tricks and tips which would help you in getting accurate results from Google and majority of internet users are unaware of.
- Search social media:
Sometimes we want to search social media for a specific word, for this put @ in front of a word to search social media. For example: Amitabh [email protected].
- Search for a price:
If you want to search for a specific item with price than, put $ in front of a number. For example: car $3000.
- Search hash tags:
Searching for a hash tag just put # in front of a word. For example: #throwbackthursday.
- Exclude words from your search:
If you don’t want to see a word in your search, put – in front of a word you want to leave out. For example, jaguar speed –car.
- Search for an exact match:
So many times we are searching for some exact words in our search for this type a word or phrase inside quotes. For example: “shortest man”.
- Search for wildcards or unknown words:
Where we are searching but don’t know exact phrase to search like lyrics of a song or any G.K question etc. Put a * in your word or phrase where you want to leave a placeholder. For example: “largest * in the world”.
- Search within a range of numbers (Time Frames):
Whenever you want to search for a range of numbers and you don’t know how to find, here is the trick put three dots … between two numbers. For example: camera $50…$100 or Indian Scientist 1900…2000.
- Combine searches (Either this or That):
Sometimes we’re not sure that we’ve correctly remembered the information or the name we need to start our search for this we can just put “OR” between each search query. For example, marathon OR race.
- Search for a specific site:
Looking for a specific website search by writing “site:” in front of a site or domain. For example, site: youtube.com or site:.gov.
- Search for related sites:
If you are browsing some site and want more websites like this you can search it using related:” in front of a web address you already know. For example: related:time.com.
11. Searching for a title or URL:
To help 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:”. For example: intitle:cow.
- 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: “healthy ~food” you’ll get results about the healthy eating, cooking recipes websites.
- Get details about a site:
If you want to know information regarding any website use “info:” in front of the site address. For example: info:TCS.
By using these simple search tricks you can make your Google search more efficient and less time consuming. Google search is unlimited searching possibility but by these tips surely you can make it limited.