We all use Google for all kinds of reasons – be it to look for a nearby restaurant, to buy a product or to read news. From students, working professionals, and perhaps the pioneer generation, there are millions of people using Google every day.
However, not many know how to use Google to its fullest potential. Here are a few tricks you can use to maximise efficiency.
1 : Excluding Words You Don’t Want
If you’re searching for marketing but don’t want to receive results that have the term courses, you can simply use ‘ – ‘ before courses. Eg. marketing -courses
2: Searching for Content within a Website
If you’re looking for something within a specific website, you can simply type in site:website.com “yoursearchterm”
3: Locating Similar Websites
If you’re looking for websites that have similar content as the one you currently know, just type related:website.com
4: Unknown/Missing Words
Can’t seem to recall a certain phrase? Simply use the ‘ * ‘ to replace the missing word – e.g. Cat * your tongue?
5: Looking for Specific File Types
Perhaps you’re looking for a powerpoint presentation template? You could type in yoursearchterm filetype:ppt
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