Google search is the most used search engine in most parts of the world, and what was once a simple search engine that could bring you a list of the websites you’re looking for is today a far more advanced page, capable of its own computations, contextual searching and more.
Here are ten Google Search tips and tricks that once mastered, will help you reach your search results faster than anyone else. Use search filter tabs Search filters are your best friends when you’re looking for a particular kind of result. For instance, if you are looking for cafes, malls or parks near you, you can simply switch to the ‘Map’ tab to see more relevant results and less clutter. You can also use the Image, News and other tabs to get results that are articles, images, etc. Use quotation marks (“ ”) for exact results
When you use Google to search for multiple words, the results can often include them in any order and not just the particular order that you searched for. While this may be useful in some cases, sometimes you may want precise results, for instance when you’re searching for song lyrics. This is when you can use quotation marks to search for exact results.
Colon for site-specific searches
Google allows you to search for elements only belonging to one particular website. To do this, you can simply add ‘site:xyz.com’ (where ‘xyz’ could be any website you want) to your search to get results from the particular website. For instance you can search for ‘Willem Dafoe site:Wikipedia.com’ to get straight to a link to the actor’s Wikipedia page.
There may be instances when you want to search for something precise but you may not have the right words. This is when you can simply add an asterisk in place of the words you can’t recollect and Google will fill in the blanks for you. For instance, if you’re looking for the anime Attack on Titan, but can’t remember if the exact name is Attack on Titan or Attack of Titan, you can simply search for Attack * Titan, and Google will help you out.