4. Exclude search term – Most boolean search logic use “NOT” to exclude certain words. Use the minus sign (-) instead when performing a Google search. Example: apple -fruit
5. Limit search by title – Looking for articles on Dropbox for lawyers? Retrive more relevant results by narrowing the search to content where Dropbox and Lawyers appear in the title: allintitle: dropbox lawyers
6. Limit search to type of file – Looking for a .doc or .xls document? Limit your search using filetype:xls or filetype:doc.
7. Remove default location for a different search result – Location is one of the factors that Google uses to provide relevant search results. To change location for a different set of results, simply add the location you desire, like “united states”, “paris”, or “toronto”.
8. Search for synonyms – Add a tilde sign (~) before a word to search for synonyms of that word. Example: ~food facts – includes results for “nutrition facts”.
9. Find a Twitter handle – Include the “At” sign (@) for finding Twitter usernames. Example @rocketmatter.
10. Find related pages – Love Lifehacker.com? Find similar sites by typing related:lifehacker.com
These tips will speed up your search and return more relevant results. Other useful tips? Please share in the comments below.
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