8 Google Search Tips that you probably don't know

If you use it right, Google is the most powerful tool in the world. But the truth is most people suck at it.

1. Use this to search within a specific website only.

    Example: Kevin Ryan site:namecheap.com

    This searches for Kevin Ryan mentions on my website namecheap.com

2. | Vertical bar

    Same purpose as OR

    Example: Netflix | Hulu

    Netflix OR Hulu

3. "Quotation Marks"

    Put quotes around search terms to let you search exactly for that word.

    All results will have your terms in them.

    Example: "James Clear"

    Gives you all James Clear search results without just "James" or just "Clear".

4. - Dashes

    If you want to exclude a term from your search, include a hyphen before that word.

    Example: dolphins -football

5. ~ tilde

    Use tilde when you want synonyms to appear in the result.

    Example:music ~classes

    Here you only get music classes, lessons, coaching, etc.

6. .. Two Periods

    Use two periods to search within 2 number ranges.

    Example: movies 1980..2000

7. Location:

    Find news related to a particular location.

    Example: Elon Musk location:san francisco

8. Filetype:

    Filter by a certain file type related to your search.

    Example: warren buffet filetype:pdf

    This filters out all the clickbait news Buffer news articles you don't want to read.

Article Source:  Chris Hladczuk @chrishlad

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