You can find pretty much anything in Google. After all, it’s the number one search engine out there…by far. Google has gotten so good at figuring out what you’re looking for that it even finishes your search query for you (with sometimes hilarious results). It’s true, Google is the number one place to go for online searches. However, just because it’s the most popular search engine out there, doesn’t mean you are guaranteed to find what you’re looking for. Sometimes, you have to play with Google a little bit to find that specific cat video or that elusive fail gif. Professional Googlers know what to do to find such rarities, but do you? Well, if you don’t you’re about to. Whether you’re a level expert googler or just a soccer mom trying to figure out how to get to practice on time these are 25 Easy Google Tips And Tricks To Help You Find Exactly What You’re Looking For.
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Find what you’re looking for with these easy tips:
Ok so we’ll start with the obvious (you’d be surprised!). Placing a phrase in quotation marks will search for exactly that phrase. This means the word order and spacing will be preserved.
Use asterisks as placeholders. This is especially useful if you’re searching for a phrase but can’t remember some of the words.
Exclude terms by place a hyphen directly in front of them
To only search for GIFs, just click on “Search Tools” while you are in Google Image Search. Now select “Type” and choose “Animated”.
Use two periods to set a range, for example when searching for a certain price.
To only get results from a specific website preface your search with “site:put-name-of-site-here.com”. Then leave a space and put what you are searching for.
In the same way you can search related sites by replacing “site:” with “related:”
If you ever need to calculate a tip quickly just type “tip” followed by the amount you are trying to tip on
info:website (website being the site’s URL) will print out everything Google can tell you about that site
By using the “OR” operator you can search for pages that might use one of several words
If you need to figure out what there is to do around town just type “attractions” followed by where you are