We are living in the era of very advanced technology where you can virtually find all information of your finger tips. But we also need the basic knowledge of search engines and through which we can efficiently find information about our search queries
Here OxenLab has put together a list of the most effective methods for searching worlds most popular search Engine Google to help you find the desired content you’re looking for in just a couple of clicks.
1. Either this or that
Sometimes when you are not sure that you remember the information correctly or the name you need to start our search. But a solution to this problem is very simple. You just have to put in a few potential variations of what you’re looking for. Just separate the both words or terms with “|“ symbol or simply you can also use “or” and then you can simple choose the result that makes the most sense.
2. Searching using synonyms
There are many words with the same meanings so sometimes its is important to find websites on a given subject rather than those that include a specific phrase, add the “~” symbol to your search.
For example, searching a term such as”healthy ~food” will get you the results about the principles of healthy eating, cooking recipes, as well as healthy dining options.
3. Searching within Websites
If you want to search something in some website specifically in some website. For example you have read an interesting article on a website and find later you want to read again or share it with your friends. You can find your desired article The easiest way to find the desired piece of information again is to search within the website. For this you have to type the url of website and than keyword from the article you want to catch up.
4. The power of the asterisk
When we are recalling one key word, phrase, or number in our cunning memory we need in order to find what we’re looking for, we can simply use the powerful “*” symbol. This will act as a filler the in in the place of the word/phrase you can’t remember, and you will get the result you are looking for.
5. When lots of words are missing
If you are looking for lengthier phrase but you remember only a part of the phrase and you can’t remember the rest of words. You can solve this problem by writing out the first and last words and putting “AROUND + (the approximate number of missing words)“ between those words. For example, ”I wandered AROUND (4) cloud.”
6. Using a time frame
Sometimes we want to filter our searcher within specific limit of time or we are looking for someevents that occurred during a certain period of time. For this you can set a time frame to your search query by using three dots between the dates. For example, if we want to find out about scientific discoveries during the 20th century, we can write:
7. Searching for a title or URL
In case you are looking for some specific word or term only in the title you can add suffix “intitle:” before your search querry. It will only give you the results which contain the keyword in the title. Please note that there are no spaces between them. You can also use “inurl:” suffix to finding the keyword in urls.
8. Finding similar websites
Google can also help you find the similar site by adding suffix “related:” and then add the website. It will give you the results of similar sites. Again there is no space between them.
9. Whole phrases
Some times you look for a whole phases but when you enter a complete phrases you get the results which do not contain exaclty same words. It is because google only find the keywords and skip the stop words from the phrases. To find the exactly same phrase you can can farm the search term within quotation and you will find what exact order you typed it in.
10. Unimportant search words
Google allows you to remove the unimportant search words from your query. You can do this by simply writing a minus symbol before each one. For example, if you are looking for a site about interesting books, but not an online bookstore you can write the following:
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