How to search on Google efficiently?

Hello mates, Welcome to this post which guides you the efficient ways on how to search on Google efficiently?

how to search on google efficiently?

How did I learn to use google search efficiently?

So today we are going to learn how to search on google! Well, you all might be thinking that you know how to search on google. But my dear, most of you just know how to just type on Google search bar or you know how to use voice search on google. I have a complete list of about certain ways to use google search more efficiently. What does efficiency refer here? It just means to get the results you want! You all might be thinking how do I come to know about using google search. So listen to my story :P. Once upon a time, I searched on google a lot. Now also I research a lot. But earlier I just searched for contents, music, quotes, videos and for comparing food items in order to maintain my diet. I had to go to certain blogs and read all the blogs. And many a time they contain a big article of about 1500-2000 words. I felt annoyed and was fed up. So one day like you all I decided to look at ways to use google search efficiently. Then, I thought to write them so that I don’t forget it and don’t have to go through the blog again. So I wrote it. And after few days I got it memorized completely as I used it to the efficient way often. So this tutorial is for you if you want to learn the best 20 steps to use google search efficiently. Okay, now I guess you are getting bored and are eager to get to the main content 😛

Let’s get to the topic. And here’s the list of top 30 ways to google efficiently!

 

  1.  Use the tabs – While looking for the result format you wish you can navigate or switch to the tabs in which format you wish for! You can see in the below image that there is a list for 5 tabs. They are All, News, Images, Books, Videos, More. You can find more tabs in the more tab. This is almost known by all but starting with basics to advanced 🙂Google result tabs

2. Use quotations to search a phrase- So many a times you get a different results while searching for a quote and phrase going through all the blogs is literally bullshit. People who do’t want to spend uneccessary time, hate it. So here is the way you can add quotation before and after.

Example: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”
So by this google gets the information that you are searching for a phrase.

3. Use asterisk if you forget words in phrase : Many a times often we forget words in the phrase. So what’s the solution for it? Here’s it. Let’s say you are searching for a phrase, then as per the above method you have to use quotation marks(“”) and the word which you forgot, you can place a asterisk mark(*). If you forget multiple words, then also you can place * in the phrase

Example : “Good, *, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”

if you forget a word in a phrase

“*, *, *. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.”

 if you forget multiple words in a phrase

So the results are the same. Hence prooved XD.

4. Use hyphen to exclude a word – In many a case you want a result but you don’t want the result that google gives. Yes it happens, many a times. You have two things of a similar name. Then what to do? If you want to cut one out, use the hyphen to tell the engine to ignore content with one of the other. See the example below.

Example – inbound marketing -advertising

So if you search it, you are gonna get results for inbound marketing but not related to advertising. So you got it.

5. this OR that – This works like the or operator in programming language. By default google includes all the search terms specified in it! So want to know which is better among the specified terms before and after “OR”.

Example – affiliate marketing OR advertising

affilate marketing OR advertising

6. Words in the Text – What if, you wanna show a site to someone, or what if you wanna again surf through the site. And suppose that you forgot the site URL, but could somehow remember the text keywords. No problem, you could search the site like intext:keywords goes here.

Example: intitle:affiliate marketing.

Note: if you could wanna search something and in contrast to it, you want a site of your provided text, then you can search like :

Example: Advertising intext:affiliate marketing

7. Words in Title – What if, you wanna show a site to someone, or what if you wanna again surf through the site. And suppose that you forgot the site URL, but could somehow remember the text keywords. No problem, you could search the site like intext:keywords goes here.

Example: intitle:affiliate marketing.

Note: if you could wanna search something and in contrast to it, you want a site of your provided text, then you can search like :

Example: Advertising intext:affiliate marketing

8.  Word in URL – What if, you wanna show a site to someone, or what if you wanna again surf through the site. And suppose that you forgot the site web address, but could somehow remember the URL’s keywords. No problem, you could search the site like inurl:keywords goes here.

Example: inurl:affiliate marketing.

Note: if you could wanna search something and in contrast to it, you want a site of your provided text, then you can search like :

Example: Advertising inurl:affiliate marketing

9.  Use a colon to use specific keywords –  There may be an instance where you need to Google search for articles or content on a certain website. The syntax is very simple and we’ll show you below. Let’s take an example of this site only!

Example – Arpeet Rathi site:technoprenure.com       

So this is gonna show all text or title available with Arpeet Rathi on the site technoprenure.com. So this is often when you want to specifically search about something on a site and the sites search function are not that cool.

10. Find a related site to any other – This command is awesome and I often use it. The function of the command is to display related sites to a site you mention. BTW what the command is? 😛 It’s related:the site url goes here.

Example – related:youtube.com

If you search it you are gonna get all the video-sharing and watching sites. So if I want to try and search different or related sites for variation in using a web-app. So I go by this command often.

11. Find a page that links to other – Many a times the pages redirect. It means many a times the links are uncertain. While opening them, they gets refereed to other which are allied to them. So to find those kinda link you can simply use the command “link”

Example – link:google.com

This will return all the links of google.com whether allied or subdomain or main domain

12. You can do math with google search – Many times in lack of time to just open calculator in phone and time. I find it better to save my time by just voice searching or doing math in google as its easy to open google. But in nowadays we don’t use calculator much and so we have to search for the calculator app. But we all know the location of google and if we don’t know, we can press and hold home button then, we can do maths with google.

Example : 8*4+3

Pie value

First result would be 35 and the next would be 3.14…

13. Get word definitions – This command is often used if you want your result directly to be displayed in a box above the blog links then, just write define:the keyword goes here.

Example – define:internet

14.  Similar words and synonymsLet’s say you want to include a word in your search, but also want to include results that contain similar words or synonyms. To do this, use the ~ in front of the word.

Example – “affiliate marketing” ~revenue

15. News for a specific location – If you are looking for a news of a particular location then, you can do it with the location command location:the name of the place goes here. And then you can switch to News tab.

Example – location:India

16. Search files related to specified extensions – To do  this you have command of “filetype” . So suppose you want to search for html files for affiliate marketing, then look at the example.

Example – “affiliate marketing” filetype:html

17. Tip Calculator – Along with a normal calculator, Google has a built-in tip calculator. Just search tip calculator and you can adjust the bill, tip %, and number of people splitting it.

Example: tip calculator

18. Use Timer – Don’t have a timer handy? Google has you covered. You want to use timer and stopwatch. You can reset it and then start stop. Just you have to search timer, and use stopwatch.

19. Sunrise and sunset time – You can look over sunrise and sunset time. By just searching  sunrise Ahemdabad.

20. Compare food with “vs” keyword  – As I told I maintained my diet plan. Don’t think for the no. of months. I was just able to do it for 15 days :P. So during that time I got this method of searching for different components available in food compared in our query.

Example – pizza vs burger

NOTE: For all the formats, given in the example are the defined formats you have to follow, if a single character is missing, or not in the form mentioned above, then you are not going to get the desired results. Google is case sensitive for the commands which modify the results. So don’t even change case or remove or add extra.

Thank You guys for reading the full post. Hope it was informative and yes see you in next post. Only at TechnoPrenure.

Join the Conversation

2 Comments

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *