9 tips and tricks to improve your google search efficiency: You Don’t Know How To Really Use Google Search Until You’ve Mastered These 9 Tricks.
Google is something we all use. And when it comes it efficient searching not all of us are master at it. Knowing to search in some specific ways can save a lot of time and make you more productive.
Here we have a list of 9 tips and tricks you can use to search in a more efficient way so without wasting your time let’s just dive into it,
1. Use Chrome’s URL/search bar as an instant dictionary.
Instead of opening a new tab just for a word search you can try it in url tab. Just type the word you want to query about. And now in the dropdown suggestion that google throws at you will see some meaning of the word.
2 . Specific image searching.
So if you are searching for some image with some specific property it’s much easier than you can think of. You can alter various parameters for the image and change the displayed images.
these parameters include size, colour, and usage rights.
You can use this feature by entering your query and than find options form setting drop down on image search.
3 . Limit your search time frame.
Sometime you want some latest info about something and trust me it’s really hard to check for the article written date for every search result you encounter with. So here is the trick you can set a timeframe for your results. To do so after searching for something head to tools under the search bar and then click on any time, then a dropdown will appear, here just select the timeframe you prefer.
4. Search by images.
We can search for image on google, but sometime all we have is a image and want to search about the image. So google have solution for this.
You can use the feature by clicking on the small camera icon at then end of the search bar on google image search. Here either you can put url of image or can also upload your image.
5. Search whole phrases.
If you want to search for a page that have a specific phrase, like you have a phrase and only want the result that have the exactly the same phases. So all you have to do is write the phrase in an inverted comma like this “your query ” and Google will only include the pages which will have the same phrases in the page.
6. Limit your search within specific websites.
If you only want to search for a term on the internet you can do it just by searching, but if you want to perform a search on a specific site than after your query just include “site:example.com” , it will return results only from the site you have specified.
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7. Fine tune your searches further with the advanced search option.
At a search result advanced search options have a few features that lets user have more specific searches even further, like region based, language based, time based and can even a filter that will filter by copyright, so just dive into the feature enter your query and then find the option from the “settings” drop down menu.
8. Narrow your search results using symbol operators.
Many times we want some search result that contains a specific keyword and sometimes just want to exclude the results that have a keyword. But we have no idea how to do it. Google has some tricky way to do so.
You can use the + symbol, so google will only show the result with this keyword
Or you can use – symbol so google will exclude all the result with that keyword,
For example you can search “hero -bike ” or “hero + bike”
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9. Search for publicly available files.
Many times we want a file and just finding the download link is a hectic task. Just to download you may have to get into a lot of websites and maybe you will encounter with a lot of other things and it really very confusing.
So here is the trick while searching for a file specify the file type you want add the search term “filetype:” followed by the correct file extension (eg. pdf, doc, ppt, mp4) to your search query.
For example you want a optical fiber paper from
Then try “filetype:pdf optical fiber”.
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