In this busy world that is so technology and internet-driven, no day goes where we don’t find the need of searching for something on Google. For what purpose do we use it? For studies as a student or in office for working on some projects we require Google everywhere.
People are using it for so long but they are not able to make the most of this powerful application.
This article will bring you forward to some very interesting, important, and must- known Google Ticks and tips to use it to its full potential.
Let’s start and be a smart Google search user.
Use the tab category provided.
Most of us use it and are aware of it. But for all those who are still not used to using the Above available tab on the page that specifies the result into All, Images, Maps, News, etc. This helps us to get the required form of result required and hence lessen the pain of searching for something in the ALL section.
Mark your search keyword with quotes.
This is the best way to search for a particular word or a query. As soon as we quote a word or phrase the result provided are very precise and only related to your query.
For example, if you search for ‘’Buy Yellow Dress’’ then the result that will appear will only sell yellow dress there won’t be any other page related to buying a yellow dress.
This trick helps to find the site directly in no time. For example instead of searching about a company’s name and then landing on their web page. One can directly search for the site: amazon.com and find the page immediately in no time.
With this, you can be precise with your page and get the desired result faster. For example instead of just typing the word Media consumption to find its definition. One can search for Definition: Media Consumption. You will get your result faster.
One can easily look for sites that similar to a particular site. For example, you want to explore other related pages to a site that you frequently use. You can use this trick to find the same.
Google search also permits you to find files in a particular file format. You can use this way to find the same. For example
Media consumption filetype:pdf
One can even search for pages linked to a particular page instead of searching the same page. For example, if you want to find who all have cited a particular page, you can use the below syntax to find the same. link:timesnetwork.com
If you want to exclude certain words from your search result you have to hyphen to exclude such words. For example, if you want to search for an apple mobile phone. One can search with Apple _fruit. This will allow you to only get results for apple mobile phones and not the fruit.
Solve maths with Google.
One can actually use Google to solve maths. This includes vast ways and solutions and hence cannot be explained here. Google can solve some of the basic maths questions or even the difficult ones.
- Search for two or more words at once.
Using this trick one can use two words or phrases at a time and all this can be done by just putting or in your search options.
For example Red dress or Yellow Dress
- Keep it crisp, simple, and precise
While searching for anything it is very important to keep your keyword or query short, simple, and precise to what you need in the result. Google tries to give us the best result possible, hence we must also be aware of what we want and then can also use other tricks available.
- Conversion using Google.
You all must be aware of this and must have used it. These tips mention that Google provides us with the conversion scale that can convert currency, distance, weight, and other such units.
Find similar word
Google can also serve as a personal thesaurus as by adding ~ to the word all the words similar to it will appear in the result.
For example ~large
This search provides words that are similar to large.
These were some of the very easy and most useful tricks for day to day search. Using all this and making them a habit can make you a smart and efficient Google search users.