8 Tricks That You Should Be Using When You Search For Stuff On Google


Sure, you could just type in a few key words into Google and hope for the best.

Or you could use some operators to help ensure that you get the best search results possible.

Operators are commands you type in along with your search that tell Google how to be even more specific with the results that it returns to you.

You can narrow them down by file type, the site where they were found, and even by the date they were published.

For reference, all of the operators mentioned in this post will follow this format:


Notice the colon in the middle and that there are no spaces involved. That being said…

Searching for a specific phrase? Put it in quotes

Use a hyphen to remove words from search results

BONUS: Looking for current results? Narrow things down using the toolbar on the left

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