How many times do you use Google in a day?
Do you use Google efficiently or just like how every other person uses it?
Today I will be showing you how to use Google Like a Pro and you will see the difference in an instant. These are merely simple tips and tricks that you should use to gain maximum results in minimum efforts.
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1) Exact Phrase Searching-
If you are trying to find something but unable to get that specific thing in the Google search results then that’s frustrating. I have a solution for that, Use double quotes and type the specific keyword you want to search. For example, if you want to find the articles on Ninjutsu then search like “ninjutsu” in Google. All the articles, blogs, and whatnot contain the ninjutsu will get in the result. No more time wasted on trying to find the specific thing you want.
2) Exclude Term Searching-
If the above method for the word ninjutsu and all you are getting Naruto information then use this technique. Use the negation symbol “-” after the double quotes keyword and type the term which you don’t want in the results. For example, a search like “Ninjutsu” -Naruto and you will get more precise results than the previous one.
3) Either OR-
This is simple and ORing technique and works same as that of in the computer program. If you want information or articles that contain either Ninjutsu or Genjutsu then search like this: Ninjutsu OR Genjutsu and you will get the result with articles that contain either words or both words. This will drastically decrease the resulted links but sure to give you the exact matches only.
4) Synonym Searching-
When you don’t know what exactly should you search for or when the base is large to specify at a certain point then use the Synonym search method.
5) Searching within the site-
The search engines of most websites are poor or not highly optimized as google. You can search using google instead by using the site’s search engine. Searching with a site:hackingworld.in followed by a search term, will find results from the only hackingworld.in.
6) The Asterisk-
Sometimes it happens that you forget a word from a phrase to search and end up being confused after searching by the incomplete phrase. Use the Asterisk symbol for the blank or missing keyword in the phrase and it will act as a wild card. The results will be much better than an incomplete phrase search. For example, if the phrase is “Hakuna Matata” but you don’t remember the “Matata” then just search for “Hakuna *” and it will give nearly expected results than searching just “Hakuna”.
7) Value for a range-
There will be a condition when you want to know a certain thing between a range of numbers like President of US from 1980 to 2010. Here is the solution. Try finding like “President of USA 1980..2010” and it will give you result with names of USA President from 1980 to 2010.
8) Search for a word in URL-
Sometimes you only want to find text either within the URL, body or title of a page. Using the qualifier inurl: will search just within the URL. The qualifier intext: will search within the body, while intitle: will search only within a page title. For example, intitle: ninjutsu will bring up all the articles with “ninjutsu” in the page title.
9) Related Sites-
The related qualifier is useful for finding similar sites. The sites which have similar articles, data or anything that is similar in those sites. Searching for related:hackingworld.in for instance, will bring up the websites of other news organizations that Google deems the most similar to the Hackingworld.
So these were some of the best tips and tricks for using Google like a PRO. If you have any other ways to do so then share them in comment section and we’ll love to hear from you.
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