Internet Marketing April 28th, 2010
If you are like most people you depend on Google to search anything and everything on the Internet? Although Google does a wonderful job with there results sometimes it can be difficult to get the exact result you are searching for? I thought I would take the time to help anyone interested at becoming a 'better searcher'! I have devoted this blog to provide you with tips and tricks which will help you to get better results out of Google and improve your own search experience. Following points will definitely help you to get the relevant results for which you have been looking for.
The OR operator can be used in search phrase to tell Google that you are looking for any one or more words in the search criteria. Ensure that you are using capital “OR” or pipelines “||” as OR operator.
If we search for +sock only the word sock, and not the plural or any tenses or synonyms will look for.
Use the "~" symbol in front of a search word to return similar terms or synonyms of that word. For example; the search string ~auto loan will display results for loan information of both the word auto and its synonyms: truck, car, etc.
For example, if you're looking for some insurance plan but you couldn't remember the full name, use the wildcard symbol "*" between the words. In the example Google will return the Back term plan first.
This operator will searches for a range of numbers. Looking for the best operating system from 2005 to 2010, we can give the year range separated by two dots.
Like wise we can search for DVD player costing between $100 and &150. (DVD players $100.. $150)
Find pages that link to the given page. In the following example, we can see that TechWyse is linked to 320 pages.
It provides info about a page. Example: info:www.techwyse.com Find information about the TechWyse website
To search for web pages that have similar content to a given site, type "related:" followed by the website address into the Google search box. Example: related:www.techwyse.com lists websites related to TechWyse..
Apart from all the above mentioned features Google also provides some mathematical calculation operators which can be used for addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentage of, and raise to a power [+, -, *, /, % of, ^ ] Some other tips for daily use are the following
Hope this will help you in your future searches. Google has provided a lot of search operators to enhance the search result which you can refer to here. In addition to this you can use the cached: modifier for getting results from outdated pages that Google stored on its own server.