Google has become a part of our everyday life, so much so that the word has become a verb. We don’t say Search on google, we just say Google it. This shows us how important it is.
These days, we use many Google services in our everyday life but today we will talk about Google which is used in our everyday life as well.
So in this blog, we bring to you 7 tricks to make searching on Google easier and faster. It will tell you:
- how to make your search more specific,
- how to search for specific files like PowerPoint, word documents, excel files, etc.
- how to Search inside a single website.
- Get a filtered search result instead of browsing search result pages.
- Download the ebook, and search for email or phone numbers, Job vacancies, or anything just few tips to get the desired search results on top.
Here are the 7 tips and tricks which make Google search more accurate and get the exact result you are looking for.
Suppose I type “how to edit image in photoshop” as a normal search. I will get the following results.
But if I want a PDF tutorial for it. I will add filetype:pdf at the end of my search query. So here is an example, I will search with “how to edit image in photoshop filetype:pdf” Suppose you want a PowerPoint presentation on “coffee supply chain case study”, search with “coffee supply chain case study filetype:ppt” and the same way for word file “coffee supply chain case study filetype:doc”
Suppose you are a student and you are googling time management. You search with the query “how to manage time” and you will see lots of mixed results.
To filter this search with the more accurate results, you need to use the “ + “ (plus) symbol at the end of the query and add the desired word after the plus symbol
Example: how to manage time + student
This is the opposite tip of tip 2. Suppose you don’t want anything in the search result, you can use ‘ – ‘ symbol to subtract that word from the search result.
For example: If you want information on apple company and search with with a keyword “origin of apple” but you will get results for apple fruit.
If you are looking to search for a particular line or paragraph; you can instruct Google to search for an exact line or paragraph with exact word and spelling and nothing other than that. Instead of thousands of search results, you will get only a few exact results on it. For this, you need to use quotes ( “ ) at the beginning and end of a search query.
Let’s also take one more example with a long query. Suppose you want to find out about the quote for
“You have to dream before your dreams come true” and here is the result.
You will now see all the pages where the quote is mentioned with the exact phrase “You have to dream before your dreams come true”
Suppose you want to collect emails for training and placement jobs
Here is your search query “training and placement” + email
Now the next tip is very interesting. It’s on a different level.
Thinking! but do not remember much about it. You remember little about it. Wildcard ‘ * ‘ (asterisk sign) is used to fit any or anything.
It happens to us many times, especially in the case of songs. We remember a few words of songs and rhythm.
Suppose there is a song in your blur memory of Jennifer Lopez and you are murmuring “hmm hmm hmm cost a thing” and you just remember only the last 3 words “Cost a thing” of that song.
In this case, you need to type a query “* * * cost a thing” to tell google that you remember only three words “cost a thing” and tell google dude you can replace anything for * what you want.
And here is the result…
You can tell Google to search from only this website.
Suppose you want to search for news related to the Hong Kong protest and that only from BBC website.
Here is your search query
site:bbc.com Hong Kong protest
And here is the last tip for you.
Suppose you liked some website and you want to search for more websites like that.
You can use the word “related” word in your search.
Example: You like the website amazon.com and you want to know where are other same websites like this.
Then here is your search query.
So guys don’t fail to share these useful tips with your friends.