Google Cheat Sheet-Refine Web Searches
Do you ever wonder how you can get better search results when using Google search?
Well, this information is straight from *Google.
You can use symbols or words in your search to make your search results more precise.
- Google Search usually ignores punctuation that isn’t part of a search operator.
- Don’t put spaces between the symbol or word and your search term. A search for
site:nytimes.comwill work, but
Common search techniques
Search social media
@ in front of a word to search social media. For example:
Search for a price
$ in front of a number. For example:
# in front of a word. For example:
Exclude words from your search
- in front of a word you want to leave out. For example,
jaguar speed -car
Search for an exact match
Put a word or phrase inside quotes. For example,
Search for wildcards or unknown words
* in your word or phrase where you want to leave a placeholder. For example,
"largest * in the world".
Search within a range of numbers
.. between two numbers. For example,
OR” between each search query. For example,
marathon OR race.
Search for a specific site
site:” in front of a site or domain. For example,
Search for related sites
related:” in front of a web address you already know. For example,
Get details about a site
info:” in front of the site address.
See Google’s cached version of a site
cache:” in front of the site address.
*This information comes directly from the following page on Google. This is not original copy written by ConnecTheDot. The sole purpose of this blog post is to inform Google users that may not be aware of this information.