The Google Search Engine is no doubt the #1 resource for
anyone who is looking for information. Whether you’re a
high school student looking for presentation sample or a
housewife looking to find information on the latest
Literally everyone and anyone can make use of the Google Search Engine,
because of its simplicity and ease of use. All you need is to type in a few words
describing what you’re searching for and let the search engine take care of the rest.
However, the Google Search Engine can be much more effective than simply
typing in a few words (keywords). The use of “Operators” can greatly increase
your search effectiveness.
USING GOOGLE TO SEARCH FOR A SPECIFIC SITE
The site search operator will tell Google Search Engine to conduct a search only
within a certain website. You need to type in the
name of the site as well as the keyword that you
want to search for.
USE GOOGLE TO SEARCH FOR A FILE TYPE
With a File Type operator, you can make the Google Search Engine to search for
certain file types. For example, you would want to search for all .jpg files (Jpeg
compressed pictures). Here’s how.
SEARCH FOR AN EXACT MATCH
The ‘*’ (asterisk) operator will help you find exact match for
the keyword you are searching for. For example you want to
search for the following exact price for a certain product
G27 Logitech Steering Wheel for *240* Dollars
SEARCH FOR ‘ONE TERM OR ANOTHER’
With the use of the ‘OR’ operator, you can make the Google Search Engine
display results which contain either one word or another. For example you’re
looking for results that contain the terms “Facebook” and “Advertising”.
Facebook OR Advertising
SEARCH FOR WORD DEFINITIONS
No need wasting your time searching for your dictionary,
you can easily type in any word you want to find a
definition for starting with a ‘Define’ operator.
HOW NOT TO SHOW A CERTAIN WORD
You can easily have a certain word excluded from your search results by using
the ‘-‘(minus) operator. For examples, click on the following link.
USE A CALCULATOR
Google Search Engine has a built-in calculator! Simple
arithmetic symbols can be used to carry out mathematical
functions within the Google search bar. Like for example:
The Google Search Engine operators can be used to simplify as well as filter your
search engine results. They can easily be used in combination with each other to
filter out your results like never before.
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