Improve your research skills to the Next Level

Posted on May 19, 2015

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BY : Mr. Herman Adi S.Kom

Are you good in searching something?

Or are you a good Google user?

Search engines are the back bone of everyday internet use, but are you aware of the hidden tips and tricks available to improve your search.

Here are some pointers that will save you Googling “how to Google”.

Search operators

1. Search exact phrases

1 Search exact phrases

2. Exclude a word

2 exclude words

3. Search within a site

3 Search within a site

4. Search similar

4 Search similar

5. Search for words in text

5 Search for words in text

6. Search for word in title

6 Search for word in title

7. Search for word in URL

7 Search for word in URL

8. Find news related to particular location

8 Find news related to particular location

9. Search for a particular filetype

9 Search for a particular filetype

10. Search for a number range

10 Search for a number range

11. Blank

11 Blank

12. Either word

12 Either word

Aside from the examples above, Google doesn’t usually recognize punctuation and grammar. However, punctuation and symbols that do work in Google search include:

additional

Source :

  • Support.google.com
  • Code.google.com
  • Googleguide.com