Let’s face it, everyone knows how to “Google”, but not everyone knows how to be a true genius of it. Here are some simple and effective ways to maximize your Google searches.
Use quotes to search for an exact word or set of words. This is useful for quotes and song lyrics.
Example: “To be or not to be”
Put a dash before a word that you want to exclude in your search results.
Example: jaguar -animal
Use a tilde before a term to include results with its synonyms.
Example: Christmas ~desserts
Use site: to search within a specific website
Example: social media site:tsmllc.org
Use link: to search for sites that link to the specified URL
Use two periods between two numbers to specify a range of things like dates, measurements and prices
Example: movies 1950..1970
Use related: to find websiets that are related to a specific website
You can find even more helpful Google search tips by visiting http://www.google.com/insidesearch/tipstricks.