Everyone knows that Google is the best search engine, but did you know there are built-in tricks to specify your search to get the results you want? You probably already know you can type in an address into the search bar to get a map or type in your zipcode and weather to see the forecast, but there are even more amazing things you can do with Google! You can even type a math equation directly into the search bar to get the solution. Check out more of these Google Search Tips to take your “googling” to the next level:
Google Search Tip #1:
Example: “Tax Deadlines 2017”
Use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase or set of words.
Google Search Tip #2:
Example: Pina Colada -song
Use a dash to exclude a word from your search.
Google Search Tip #3:
Example: Best Christmas Gifts $30..$50
Use two periods to express a range in numbers, like a date, price or measurement.
Google Search Tip #4:
Example: Election 2016 Op-Ed site:nytimes.com
Use the site name to search within a specific website.
Google Search Tip #5:
Example: Mark Twain ~author
Use a tilde to search for a term and it’s synonyms.
Google Search Tip #6:
Type your UPS, FedEx, or USPS tracking number into the search box to show the status of your shipment!
Google Search Tip #7:
Example: Cute Kittens Link:Buzzfeed
Use a link search to search for sites that link to a specific website.
Check out even more awesome advice at Google’s Tips & Tricks Page!