There are over 2 trillion Google searches every day and over 63,000 searches every second.
Google helps people find answers to almost anything in seconds. We can use the search bar to find everything from the best recipes to diagnosing ourselves with whatever deadly disease Google tells us we have. But how many of those searches actually gave you the relevant data you were searching for?
In this blog post, we are going to go over some special Google search terms, tips and tricks to help you narrow down your search results and get the exact results you're looking for.
First, we will go over a list of the basic Google search symbols and then go over some other cool tricks you can do with the search engine.
1. Use The minus (-) Symbol
You can put a minus (-) in front of any term to exclude that specific term from Google search results - also includes operators.
This tells the search engine to search for iPhones but to remove any results that have the word “Samsung” in it.
2. Search Within A Website
This one is pretty cool. If you know you have read or seen something on a website, but you don't want to search through all of their content this will save you so much time.
Put the website in Google search with a specific word next to it and Google will pull all content matching that word within their website.
3. Search Google Content Using Allinurl:
This one is similar to the point above. With this command you can find pages with whatever terms you put after the command.
For example, if you wanted to find all of the websites that include "digital agencies" you could type in the search bar "allinurl: digital agencies" and it will show you every web page that includes that content.
4. Use Google To Track Packages
Sometimes it can take a while and be a little annoying to go to a specific site to search for your package.
To save some time, you can enter any UPS, USPS, or Fedex tracking number directly into the Google search bar, and it’ll show you the tracking information about your package.
5. Search With Quotes " "
Put any word or phrase in quotes in the search bar and Google will give you the exact match for those words and won't give you content for synonyms.
Searching a phrase in quotes will find only those words or phrase as what's in the quotes. It’s one of the most vital search tips, especially useful if you’re trying to find results containing a specific a phrase.
When searching for something specific, try using quotes to minimize the guesswork for Google search. When you put your search parameters in quotes, it tells the search engine to search for the whole phrase.
6. Define Your Search By Using OR
If you aren't sure if you remembered the correct information you can use this to help you find what you're looking for. You can also use the | if your caps-lock is broken.
Example: iPhone OR Samsung or iPhone | Samsung
7. Search Using Synonyms
Here you will use the Google ~ operator. Google takes the word immediately following it and searches for that specific words and for any synonyms for that particular word.
This can be helpful when you need to find websites on a particular subject instead of ones that contain a specific phrase.
8. Define Any Word
If you don't know the meaning of a word or the new slang terms, Google will define it for you.
9. Let Google Do Math For You
If you need to do some quick math you can type it into Google and it will do it for you. It cannot complete all math problems for you, but it can help with a good variety such as geometry and algebra problems.
Here's another example of math that Google search can solve.
10. Search Using Inposttitle:
If you want to perform some research on blogs, this advanced search operator will help you find blogs on whatever specific topic you choose.
For example, inposttitle: Facebook Ads
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