In this evolving World of Search Engines, one could get swarmed up when direly searching for stuffs. Most frustrating is when you seem not to know the right words to type in. Below are simple, albeit sure ways of doing better with google searches.
The Power of ‘Or’: Sometimes we are not sure the specific information we are looking for or if we can remember the terms we want to search correctly but no need to fret. All you need to do is to include an “|” or “OR” between the terms and it would be much easier to find any information you’re looking for.
Use the “~” sign to find phrases and general subject matter on Google Search.
Take advantage of those synonyms: There are lots and lots of synonyms in the English language. Sometimes, you can use this to your advantage when doing online research. If you need to find info on any subject matter rather than a specific phrase, simply add the “~” symbol. For example, if you search “healthy~food” you will get links about healthy eating guides, cooking recipes and healthy dining suggestions.
Type in the name of the website and the key word in the article in the Google Search.
Asterisks are powerful: A lot of times, we find it hard to remember a key word, number, or phrase required for the search query we want to carry out. You can find what you’re looking for by simply adding the “*” to what you can remember and the search results should bring you what you’re looking for.
Lot’s of words missing? No problem: If its the longer part of a phrase or sentence that you can’t remember, find what you’re looking for by typing the part you remember and adding “AROUND + [the number of possible missing words in the search query]” and voila, you’re good to go. For example, “I wandered AROUND (4) cloud.”
Use these Google search tips and you’ll find yourself being more productive in conducting your research or finding information via Google on the Internet.