How To Search On Google Like A Boss

How To Search On Google Like A Boss

If you have searched for something on Google, you know it can be a frustrating experience. It’s often hard to narrow down your search terms, and the results can come up in different formats, making it difficult to find what you’re looking for.

The most important thing to remember is that Google does not give you the information you want, it gives you what someone else has searched for and found.

It can be a tricky thing to use effectively, so here are 5 search techniques you need to employ:

  1. Use the minus (-) sign to remove unwanted search results: If you want to search your name but you don’t want results from LinkedIn, your search should look like this: “Kate Miller” -linkedin.com.
    Google search "kate miller"-linkedIn.com

    Google search “kate miller”-linkedIn.com

     

  2. Use double quotes on your search to be more precise: If you want to search for Kate Miller, Google will return some other names with Kate or Miller. To be more specific search with “Kate Miller”.
    Google Search for "Kate Miller"

    Google search for “Kate Miller”

     

  3. Use the keyword “related” to find similar sites: If you use Netflix a lot and you want some alternative streaming sites, search with Related:Netflix.com.
    Google Search for related streaming sites to Netflix

    Google search for related streaming sites to Netflix

     

  4. Use two dots to specify a range of numbers like 1..5: Let’s say you want to search for job links with a specific salary range. Search “Social Media Manager” jobs ₦75,000..₦100,000.
    Google Search Bar

    Google search for Social Media Job with ₦75,000 to ₦100,000 pay

     

  5. Add dot plus file extension to get results with files for download: Downloading Pdfs is popular, so you should add .pdf to the end of your search item.

    Google search for Purple Hibiscus pdf

    Google search for Purple Hibiscus by Chimanada Adichie .pdf download