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9 Googling Tips That Will Save You Hundreds of Hours


 


Google is our go-to source for answers, but there are nine search secrets that can save you hours. These tips will make you a Google search ninja, helping you find what you need faster and more efficiently. Your time-saving journey starts here! But most of us aren't using it to its full potential.


  1. Use “Site:” to search a specific website for exact keywords. For example, to search when Google has been mentioned on http://nytimes.com. Use "Google site:http://nytimes.com"

  2. Use “..” By separating numbers with two periods, you’ll find numbers within that range. For example, find history books that cost between $30 and $50. Use "History books $30..$50"

  3. Use “Quotation Marks” Search for the exact phrase by enclosing it in quotation marks. For example, “American Football” will NOT return results that contain just “American” or “Football.”

  4. Use “-” Exclude specific words from your search using a hyphen. For example, if you want to find non-apple laptops, you could search “laptops -apple”.

  5. Use “Filetype:” Specify the file type you're looking for in your search term. For example, “Twitter annual report filetype: pdf” returns only pdf documents of Twitter’s annual reports.

  6. Use “OR” Perform two search queries simultaneously with the "OR" operator. For example, you can search for pages that reference Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with Twitter OR Facebook OR Instagram.

  7. Use “AND”Narrow down results by requiring both keywords to appear. For example, “Amazon ” AND “Flipkart” will return results that have Amazon and Flipkart not just Amazon or Flipkart separately

  8. Use “After” Filter results to show those published after a certain date. For example, "copywriting after:2022" will only return articles published on copywriting after 2022.

  9. Use “Before” Filter results to show those published before a certain date. For example, "Elon Musk before:2022" will only return articles published on Elon Musk before 2022.

Master these Google search techniques for efficiency and precision. From site-specific searches to date filtering, these tricks save time and enhance results, making you a proficient internet researcher.


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