Have a Look at the 10 Coolest Ways to Find Information on Google

1. Either this or that:

It often happens that we do not remember the piece of information or name that we wish to search. But that’s not the problem now. You just have to enter the suitable variations of what you want tot search and then separating by the “|” symbol. The word “or” can also be used instead of this symbol. You can then chose the result that you wish to look for.

 

2. Searching Using Synonyms:

There are plenty of synonyms in the English language. And these come in very handy while searching online. For finding the website for given subjects instead of the results with a specific phrase, you can use the “~” symbol.

For instance, by typing in the query “healthy~food”, the search results will include the principles of healthy eating, cooking recipes, and other dining options as well.

 

3. Searching within websites:

It often happens that an article on a website seems so interesting that you wish to share it or read it again. In such cases, the quickest way to find the information you need is to search within the website. You can do this by typing the name if the website, followed by the keyword or a phrase of the information from the article, and the desired results will show up.

 

4. The power of the asterisk:

Whenever you’re not able to remember the keyword or phrase or even a number while searching something, the “*” symbol comes into use. Replace the word or phrase you forgot with the asterisk symbol, and you will find what you are looking for.

 

5. When lots of words are missing:

When you forget a large set of words or a long phrase, you can write the first and the last words and by putting “AROUND + (the approximate number of missing words)” between those words. For instance, “I wandered AROUND(4) cloud”.

 

6. Using a time frame:

There are times when we need to search for events that happened during a specific period of time. This can be done by adding a time frame in the search query with the help of three dots between the dates. The above example shows the scientific discoveries that happened during the 20th century.

 

7. Searching for a title or URL:

If you are looking for the keywords or name of an article, you can do it by typing “intitle:” right before the search query, but make sure there are no spaces between them. And if you need to find words from a URL, you can do it by using “inurl:”.

 

8. Finding similar websites:

Sometimes we come across some websites and we like them very much. Most often we also look for similar websites. This can be done by typing in “related:” followed by the address of the website without any spaces in between.

 

9. Whole phrases:

The best way to find something specific and in the very order that has been typed in by framing the search query within the quotation marks.

For instance, when you type in the words I’m picking up good vibrations without framing them in quotations, you will get search results where these words will appear in any random order, unlike the order in which you typed those words.

On the flip side, if you type in the words “I’m picking up good vibrations” within the quotes, the search results you will see will only be those where these words are in the exact order they are typed in. This method is best to use when you are looking for the lyrics of the songs when you remember just one line from the song.

 

10. Unimportant search words:

If you wish to remove the unimportant words from a search query, just type a minus symbol right before each of those words. For instance, while looking for a site about interesting books which you are not looking to buy, you can do as shown in the above example.