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Google Like a Boss

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.

Quotation Marks:

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”

Dashes:

Put a dash before a word that you want to exclude in your search results.

Example: jaguar -animal

Tilde:

Use a tilde before a term to include results with its synonyms.

Example: Christmas ~desserts

Site:Query:

Use site: to search within a specific website

Example: social media site:tsmllc.org

Link:Query:

Use link: to search for sites that link to the specified URL

Example: link:tsmllc.org

Two Periods:

Use two periods between two numbers to specify a range of things like dates, measurements and prices

Example: movies 1950..1970

Related:Query:

Use related: to find websiets that are related to a specific website

Example: related:tsmllc.org

 

You can find even more helpful Google search tips by visiting http://www.google.com/insidesearch/tipstricks.