Top 12 Google Expert Search Tips

7 Feb

Taken from Hubspot’s Blog

Here is a cheat sheet to help you perform Google searches 🙂

1. Explicit Phrase:

  •  example: “internet marketing”

2. Exclude words: exclude results containing certain words

  •  example: internet marketing -advertising

3. Site Specific search: search a specific website for information

  • example: “internet marketing” site:www.mashable.com

4. Similar Words and Synonyms: include results that contain similar words or synonyms

  • example: “internet marketing” ~professional

5. Specific Document Types: maybe you’re only looking for powerpoint presentations?

  • example: “internet marketing” filetype:ppt

6. This OR that:

  • example: internet marketing OR advertising

7. Phone Listing: Look up a number using Google’s phonebook feature

  • example: phonebook:617-555-9139

8. Area code look up:

  •  example: 212

9. Numeric Ranges: use the X..Y modifier, this is useful if looking for a range of years, prices, etc.

  • example: president 1940..1950

10. Stock (Ticker Symbol):

  • example: GOOG

11. Calculator: just type in the expression in the google box

  • example: 54*89

12. Word definitions:

  • example: define:humanitarian
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