Last updated on March 13th, 2019 at 10:03 am
We all use Google for anything and everything and it always comes handy. It works fantastic most of the times but digging some specific information can sometimes be a tough task.
Here I am sharing some useful tips that will make your search hundred if not thousand times easier.
Make it a habit to use these and this will be another reason to be proud of.
1. Using a Quote to search for specific words: “ ..”
If you are looking for something specific then put it inside a quote.
“Effect of temperature on”
“Methods of isolation for”
When you put your search parameters in quotes, it tells the search engine to search for the whole phrase.
2.Using a hyphen or minus sign to exclude words:
If you want to exclude a word from your searches then just use a hypen or minus sign (-)
“Best mobile phone –iphone”
3.Using a colon to search specific sites
If you want to search for something within a site then use a colon like below
4.Finding similar sites
This will help you finding similar sites
5.Finding a specific type of file
If you are looking for only .doc or .pdf or .ppt or .gif then screen your results with below trick
“global warming filetype:ppt”
6.Searching inside a website
If you want results from within only one site, use site: followed directly by the site URL you wish to use.
"redmi mobile" site:flipkart.com
7.Searching with a missing word
An asterisk* as a wildcard, which can help you find the missing word in a phrase.
“Bryan Adams *of 69”
In need of a timer or stopwatch? Just type X minutes timer and it starts in Google.
“5 minutes timer”
9.Do a Barrel Roll
Type in Google: “Do a Barrel Roll” and see
10.Are you Bored and want to play Pacman
On the Google homepage type ‘Pacman’ and hit enter.
Additional Trick: Fastest way to download youtube video
Add “ss” before youtube in the url