7 Tricks to Search Google As an Expert

Sometimes it is about saving time, but in other cases finding what we want can totally depend on knowing or not these possibilities


7 Tricks to Search Google As an Expert


Carrying out a Google search may seem simple, especially if we perform simple searches. The most common is to type the term we want to explore in the search bar and Google will show us the pages related to it.

Although more and more people know the 'language' of Google, many are still surprised when they discover that changing the way we 'ask' you get better results. Sometimes it is about saving time, but in other cases finding what we are looking for can totally depend on knowing or not these tricks
Although finding what we are looking for may seem simple, what if I need to search for something on a specific website? Sometimes, when the word we need to search is very common, many results come out that don't work. How do I delete them? How to refine the search?

Surely these are questions we have ever asked ourselves. And although the tools to refine searches in the famous search engine are becoming more known, we propose seven simple tricks that will help you search faster and above all more efficiently.


Exact search: quotes


To perform an exact search, add quotes to what you want to search. The results obtained from a search with quotes and without quotes are usually very different. Adding the quotes ("..."), we are specifying to the search engine that what we want is to show us results that match exactly all the words and in the same order.

We can combine the use of quotes and other words, if what we want is that the results appear some words in a specific order and others, we want them to appear, but we don't care where.


Delete search results: the script


Sometimes what we look for resembles or coincides too much with other words and the results offered by the search engine are not useful. It usually happens when we look for a word that is very common or that has several meanings.

To eliminate any word from the results, that is, to make Google search for something ignoring a specific word, we can use the negative sign or hyphen (-) right in front of the word we want to omit.


Wildcard: the asterisk


Google uses the asterisk to replace it with words. When we do not know what word to use or use any word in this place, we put an asterisk (*) and Google will show us instead of the words it deems appropriate. It is very useful to ask the search engine to complete our sentence. For example, if we put 'How to remove stains from *', we will get many examples of different spots.

It also serves in the middle of words. If we search for 'design * Valencia', the asterisk replaced by other words, such as 'graphic design Valencia' or 'web design Valencia', will appear in the results.


Limit results to a web: site


It is possible to limit our search to a specific web page by typing 'Site:' and the domain. For example, if we want to search for something within the EL CORREO page, we would only have to type in the search engine 'Site: elcorreo.com' followed by the search terms.

This allows us to use the full power of Google as if it were an internal search engine. In addition, it is very useful because many times we remember the site where we found something but not the specific page, and this system helps us to refine the search a lot.


Related words and synonyms: Tilde


If we want to do a search and we are interested in the results we are shown the word we have searched and words related to it (for example, for 'cheap': 'economic', 'affordable' ... etc.) we must add a tilde (~) before that word.

The tilde is inserted keeping the 'Alt' key pressed and then pressing the numbers '126'. Another way is to keep the 'Alt Gr' key, then pressing the '4' on the non-numeric keypad and then adding a space.


Specify the file type: filetype


It may happen that we are looking for a specific type of file, for example, a Word document or a PDF file. In this case, we can include 'filetype: doc' or 'filetype: pdf' before the search so that the results shown fit our needs.


Search intervals: two points


If we want to look for numerical intervals, for example of years, we only have to put two points between the two figures. For example, by entering '1980.2015' we will obtain results that contain the numbers between the two years.
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