Effective Search via Google.

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Everyone uses Google daily, but smart people work differently. Learn the tricks that only a handful (~4%) of people use, and save your time and energy while searching over Google :)

Everyone uses Google daily, but smart people work differently. Learn the tricks that only a handful (~4%) of people use, and save your time and energy while searching over Google :)

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  • 1. How to use Effective Search Techniques
  • 2. Basic Search
    • Well… everyone knows this!
  • 3. Google Instant
    • Results appear dynamically as we type.
  • 4. Some Points
    • Every word matters. All the words that you type in the search box are used by Google.
    • The search is case-insensitive i.e. Google does not find any difference between CAPITAL and capital.
    • Generally, punctuations or special characters like ~!@#$(){}[] are ignored.
  • 5. Some Tips
    • Most searches do not require advanced options. Just type-in what you want.
    • Use the words that you think are most likely to appear on the page.
    • Use descriptive words. The accuracy of results depends on the uniqueness of the description.
    • Use as fewer words as possible. A combination of many words may limit your search results.
  • 6. DEMO
    • Basic Search
  • 7. Advanced Search
    • Phrase search ("")
    • Search within a specific website (site:)
    • Terms you want to exclude (-)
    • Fill in the blanks (*)
    • Search exactly as is (+)
    • The OR operator
  • 8. Phrase search
    • For searching a phrase, put the words between “ “
    • Google will consider the EXACT words in EXACT order without any change.
    • You may miss important results, though!
  • 9. DEMO
    • Phrase Search
  • 10. Search within a specific website
    • You can get search results from a specific website rather than the entire web.
    • Use the sequence: [keyword] site:[website]
  • 11. DEMO
    • Search within a specific website
  • 12. Terms you want to exclude
    • You can exclude search terms using the –
    • Example usage: [keyword1] –[keyword2]
    • This will return all the pages containing the keyword1 but not containing keyword2.
  • 13. DEMO
    • Terms you want to exclude
  • 14. Fill in the blanks
    • You can use the * to let Google fill in the blank.
    • Google will replace * by a well-known term related to your search query.
    • Usage: [keyword1] * [keyword2]
  • 15. DEMO
    • Fill in the blanks
  • 16. Search exactly “as-is”
    • Google sometimes substitutes a keyword in the query to maximize the accuracy of the search-results.
    • However, if you want Google to do an as-is search without modification of keywords, you can use the + operator.
  • 17. DEMO
    • Search exactly “as-is”
  • 18. The OR operator
    • Google will display results that contain ALL of the keywords you submit.
    • By using OR, you can ask Google to give results with either keyword.
    • Usage: [keyword1] OR [keyword2]
  • 19. DEMO
    • The OR operator
  • 20. Extras
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  • 21. Thank You Kaushal Bhavsar [email_address] www.pratikar.com