5 Simple Google Search Tips That Everyone Should Know

Whether you’re a student, or working professional, Google is the most essential tool for learning or finding any important information. Here are most simple Google search tips and tricks that most didn’t know about it.

5 Simple Google Search Tips That Everyone Should Know

How to search the Internet effectively?

Till now we are searching simply by writing keyword or whatever coming into our mind. The disadvantages of such search results are that it won’t be as specific as actually needed or it may come out with totally different search result. This may lead to wastage of time and effort.

All Google search tips and tricks that are highlighted below are not at all geeky. So, don’t be afraid of and no need to remember by heart. Many of these tips you may have tried before or totally unknown to you. These search tips would be helpful to every type of searcher whether they are a student or professional.

So, how to search Google like a pro?

 

5 Google Search Tips and Tricks Everyone Should Know


How to Search Google to Exclude Words?


Query: I want to search for “Antivirus” in Google but it should not include word “software” and also it should not include site wikipedia.org

Solution: Simply add a dash (-) before a word or site name to exclude all results that include that word. It specially used to narrow the result with multiple meaning. So, if you want to exclude software word from all antivirus search results, then search query would be

Antivirus -software

Antivirus -site:wikipedia.org

Antivirus -site:wikipedia.org -software

Google Search Tips - How to Search Google to Exclude Words

How to Search Google for an Exact Phrase or Words?


Query: I want to search on Google the exact words in that exact order without any change. Like I want to search “New York Times”.

Solution: Simply use quotes to search query for an exact word in a same order. But, by insisting on phrase search you might be excluding good results accidentally.

“New York Times”
“Antivirus software”
Google Search Tips- How to Search Google for an Exact Phrase or Words

 

How to Search Within a Website Using Google?


Query: I want to perform a search within a website or domain. Like I want to search Olympic within site www.bbc.co.uk or www.usatoday.com or  all site with .gov domain.

Solution: You can get result simply by adding keyword followed by site:domainname.com or site:.gov. Google make sure that your search results must come from a given website.


olympics site:bbc.co.uk [include result only from bbc.co.uk]
olympics site:usatoday.com [include result only from usatoday.com]
olympics site:.gov  [include result only from .gov domain]
How to Search Within a Website Using Google

 

How to Search for Pages That Link to a URL?


Query: I want to know the number of pages or link pointing to my site url

Solution: Simply type Link:URL shows pages point to the URL.
Link:www.google.com
Link:www.usatoday.com
Suppose you want to find links to the USAToday home page not on USAToday’s own site then search query would be.

Link:www.usatoday.com -site:usatoday.com
Google Search Tips- How to Search for Pages That Link to a URL

 

How to Search for Similar Pages in Google?

 

Query: I want to find a site that similar to cbsnews.com

Solution: You can get a similar site by adding related followed by url name. It means you can get a similar news publication site you are interested in.

related:cbsnews.com

related:foxnews.com
How to Search for Similar Pages in Google

 

It’s Your Turn
So, finally you learned simple Google search tips and tricks. Isn’t easy? Share your experience and insights in a comment box below

 

5 Simple Google Search Tips That Everyone Should Know
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1 thought on “5 Simple Google Search Tips That Everyone Should Know

  1. Hello Anurag,

    Good list of search operators. These search operators are really useful for finding competitor’s backlinks and search the sites or refine the search with the right results.

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