I’m sure you are among the many many and many persons who use Google as Search Engine (So do I). Well, though a normal search is enough to get most of the Google Search. BUT, there are some tips and tricks that will take your search experience to higher levels and you will search google like a Pro.
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In the 20 years since Google was founded, it’s grown into one of the biggest companies on earth—but its original purpose, search, is still as relevant as ever. How many times a day do you type a few words into that search bar and click on a result? For most of us, the answer is dozens, if not hundreds.
For a product that’s used so frequently, there’s a lot Google can do that you might not know about. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up tricks to help you get the most out of Search, from simple tricks for narrowing down your results to more advanced methods for finding hidden files and pages online.
Top #5 Google Search Tips & Tricks
1. Reverse Image Search
Google’s image search is a great tool for finding photos online, but you can also use it to learn more about a picture you’ve already found. Just right click on the image and select “Search Google for Image.” Google will offer up a definition of whatever you’re looking at, along with other web pages that use that image and a few relevant links.
2. Search For Something In The Title, Body Text, Or URL
You can narrow your search results to a specific part of a web page with a few different commands. To focus exclusively on headlines, just add “allintitle:” before your search. You can also do the same for body text (“allintext:”) or the web address (“allinurl:”).
3. Cached Websites
If the website or article you’re looking for no longer exists online, you can still use Google to track it down. Just click on the small downward facing arrow next to the URL in your search results and select “Cached.” That will pull up an archived version of the site.
4. Search Through Old Newspaper Articles
If you’re looking for an older article that was never posted online, Google has a whole separate site set up for just that. Head to news.google.com/newspapers to look through scanned copies of old newspapers and search for specific topics.
5. Search for a Specific Link to see who’s sharing it
If you run a website or a blog or published an article online and you’re curious to see who’s sharing it, there’s an easy way to find out. Just copy the URL in question and paste it into Google’s search bar with quotations marks on either side. The results will reveal any other sites that are sharing your content.
Google Search Basics
You probably already know some or all of these, but it’s worth going over the basics in case you don’t. If you’re searching for a specific series of words, like a quote, just put those words in quotation marks (e.g. “The moral arc of the universe bends at the elbow of justice”). Alternatively, if you want to rule out any search results that include a certain word, just add a minus sign before that word (e.g. “Martin Luther King -quotes”). You can also search for results from a specific website with the format “site:whatever other sites you’re looking for.
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